I made a stop at the local supermarket today. I have no dog, and my cat eats some sort of healthy-cat food dictated by the vet, so I usually pay no attention to the supermarket aisle where they park the dog food and cat food. I'm sure that today I wouldn't have noticed, either, except that my son happened to be with me. He saw it and pointed it out.
Saw what, you ask?
The "Old Yeller" brand dog food. In fact, there was a whole line of "Old Yeller" brand dog eatables, from kibble to pigs' ears.
The packaging depicted a big golden-furred dog that was reminiscent of the one from the movie. On the package, the dog is romping in a grassy meadow. Maybe they should have depicted it foaming at the mouth, with a weeping boy training a gun on it?
You have to wonder sometimes ... you really do.