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Saturday's "Stupid Pet Trick" Auditions Could Get Your Mutt on Letterman

A cornerstone segment of the David Letterman show, Stupid Pet Tricks serves as a reminder of precisely how lazy your own pup is. He does not dance in a tutu, operate a blender or ride a skateboard. But what if he did?

On Saturday, animal talent scouts will be at Frank Kent Hyundai in Fort Worth, assessing and judging the quality of weird crap that area pets can sorta do. That means you've got less than a week to teach him one oddball skill to set him above the pack -- totally doable, assuming that your cat, dog, bird or ferret cares as much about being on television as you do.

If you have a fame-driven fur child, stage mom it up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday. (Until they're assessed, each animal must remain on leash, caged or kenneled -- otherwise "audition" quickly converts into "a food chain set loose at an off-model car dealership.")

All tricks must be "safe, unique and fun" and owners must provide whatever props or tools are required to achieve them. For more information, go here.