Great Moments in Advertising

1962: Amalgamated Conglomerated Things, Inc., faced with declining sales for its flagship drain opener Bleen, unveils the now-beloved mascot “Cloggie the Doggie.”

Christine B. sends us Min! “Making ladies faint from cute overload where ever she goes. Four pounds of fluff and princess.”



  1. That’s a hair clog I would be happy to remove !
    (wraps cutie pie in warm towel & runs off to a corner )

  2. Another successful drain mission accomplished by Cloggie the Doggie!

  3. Bleen indeed! Such cute little paws…

  4. Four pounds of fluff and princess and WIN!

  5. Jen Deyan says:

    Not too many doggies are cute soaking wet. I’d love to see a picture of Min fluffified!

  6. He does look like he was fished out of a drain

  7. I love chihuahuas, the are the Napoleon of the dog world!
    Of course this is a little girl so I need a terrifying female…hummm…
    Imelda Marcos?
    Catherine de Médicis?
    Lucrezia Borgia?
    Snooki from The Jersey Shore?

  8. phred's mom says:

    Snooki, most definitely Snooki. She beats all the others for the job.

  9. Rachael says:

    I have a huuuuuge soft spot for chihuahuas. Before I adopted one of my own (out of pity for the poor thing), I wondered why on earth anybody would want such a bug-eyed yappy little creature but now I know – they are sweet and loving and the best companions in the whole world. And mine never, ever barks! 🙂

  10. Theresa says:

    Poor Lucrezia was not a terrible person, she was used as currency. You want a real badass woman, look up Caterina Sforza:

  11. I would totally buy a product with a mascot called Cloggie the Doggie! Min is a cute little thing.

  12. Fird Birfle says:

    “Conglomerated Things” = 🙂
    I KNEW that hadda be a “Mike”-ism !!!

    Hey Mike, how’s ya mudda???

  13. skippymom says:

    Wow, she was almost as formidable as you.

  14. skippymom says:

    My bathroom sink is perpetually clogged. I would like to order six cases of Bleen, provided, of course, that the package features a picture of Cloggie Doggie.

  15. Fird Birfle says:


  16. Fird Birfle says:

    wherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre’s Theo?

    somebody said “bleen” !!

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  18. Theresa says:

    Pictures? I have real clogs, I want REAL Cloggie Doggies!

  19. victoreia says:

    What she said!

  20. *peers at Mudbug* whatcha got there Mudbug? huh??

  21. same here…Mike- inquiring minds need to know.

  22. possibly still playing with kitties??

  23. “Amalgamated Conglomerated Things, Inc.” indeed! I, too, was just scrolling along and stopped short at that one. Scrolled back and shure ’nuff, it was a NOMTOM post. Love yer writing, dude! Cloggie the Doggie, love him too! And I want to work for Amalgamated Conglomerated Things, Inc. as a clog wrangler.

  24. Fird Birfle says:

    that seems possible and also insightful!!!

  25. Fird Birfle says:


  26. Theo has been deployed. NOT sure when he will get to post next. Hoping he is keeping Safe.

  27. sleekityin says:

    Soggy, Cloggie, Doggie.

  28. skippymom says:

    How do you know this, KA? Do you have secret connections??
    Theo has to keep safe because we need him.

  29. elfdancer says:


  30. Friends on Face book! I am not sure deploy is the right term though as I don’t think he is on the battle field. His Shmoop went to see him right before he shipped out.

  31. skippymom says:

    Hey, I tried to be friends with him on Facebook a long time ago and he politely explained that he used it just for his “real” friends and family. Maybe I’ll try again and see what happens.