Parenting Tips from Rooster In The Secret Life of Pets 2

I love The Secret Life of Pets. It is an adorable sneak peek into the lives of our pets…with a nutty adventure as two dogs learn to get along and accept each other. Granted this film is a few years old, but it is still one of my favorites. Thankfully, our sneak peek into the lives of out pets didn’t end with the first film. The Secret Life of Pets 2 debuted on digital August 13, 2019 and will debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand August 27, 2019.



Thanks to UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT I received a review copy and was able to watch my favorite pups, Max and Duke, as their world changes in the best and scariest ways.


The Secret Life of Pets 2 is all about the changes Max and Duke must go through when a new member of the family is born. For a dog that doesn’t like kids, he sure loves Liam. In fact Liam means so much to Max that it leads Max to fear the world and stress when his little owner is not around. Duke attempts to help Max relax but the world is a dangerous place and Max must protect his kid.

This gets even more difficult on a farm when the family takes a vacation. Cows, chickens, sheep and the crazy unknown is almost too much for Max, until he meets Rooster. Rooster is my favorite character in The Secret Life of Pets 2 and he is voiced by Harrison Ford. This is Ford’s first ever role in an animated film and he picked the perfect character to voice.

Rooster says it like it is. There is no whining, there is no excuse. In his mind, just do it and get it done. So when Max comes to visit the farm talking about therapists, fear of the unknown, and the possible dangers his kid could be in, Rooster is not impressed. My favorite scene:

Rooster: Hey, what’s that kid doing in the cage? Something wrong with him? He got the fever?
Max: That’s Liam. He likes to run.
Rooster: So let him run.
Max: Well, Liam’s super fast. We blink, and he’s up a tree.
Rooster: So then your kids up a tree. What’s the problem?
Max: Well, he could fall.
Rooster: He might.
Max: And then he hurts himself.
Rooster: Oh, so he got really high up, in this hypothetical tree? Kid gets hurt, he learns not to do it again. You know how many electric cords I’ve chewed?
Max: Like multiple cords?
Rooster: One. It shocked me. I walked backward for a week, but I never chewed a cord again.
Max: Well, that is great for you, and it explains a lot. But I like to protect Liam from everything.
Rooster: Well, that’s you, and you’re wrong.

Secret Life of Pets 2

Talk about summing up the world of parenting in a fun cartoon. I almost spit my drink when I first heard this conversation and I still laugh over the walking backwards part. I truly wish there was more Rooster in the film.

While the scenes with Rooster are my favorite, there is a lot more to The Secret Life of Pets 2 than Rooster and his epic parenting tips. We have the amazing adventures of Superhero Snowball and his sidekick Daisy,, the time Gidget becomes a cat, the wonderful world of catnip, and so much more. The lives of these animals is far from boring. I will admit, I laughed through most of this movie and I think The Secret Life of Pets 2 is just as good as the first.

This movie also comes with two fun short films. The first stars Agnes, Edith, and Margo with our favorite pill shaped characters, the Minions! Now they want to earn scouting badges and go on an outdoor adventure. Except with Minions, nothing is ever easy and their scouting trip involves poisonous berries, bears, and flood.

The second short is about Gidget becoming Super Gidget in order to save the love of her life, Max, from an army of squirrels. Gidget must use all her strength and smarts to stop their dastardly deeds and find some way to get Max back home.

Get a copy Of The Secret Life of Pets 2 August 27 and let the laughing begin.

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