Toys R Us, Walmart adding more Zhu Zhu pets

Newsflash: There are only eight days to Christmas, which leaves you exactly seven days to get all that shopping done. Which means you've once again waited too long and you'll probably never find a Zhu Zhu Pet for little Zazu now. Bad mommy!

But Toys R Us has a dose of Christmas cheer for you: The nation's largest toy-seller has vowed that this year there won't be the kind of supply and demand issues that have plagued popular toy rushes in the past (remember trying to find a Tickle Me Elmo?). It pledges enough inventory of this season's "must-have" toys so that even last-minute shoppers will be able to find the hot ticket toys for their kids.

And if you still don't snag a pet, there are three more opportunities to stand in line before dawn and buy an $8 hamster.

Walmart, not be outdone by Toys R Us, is hosting a special Zhu Zhu Pet shopping event. Beginning Monday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 23, Walmart is making Zhu Zhu Pets available at all of its stores nationally beginning at 7 a.m.