9.24.2010

why we love dogs, part 1,357,829

Best watched on mute, in my opinion, but don't miss it. Many thanks to James.

7 comments:

James said...

The video features 12 dogs, mostly rescues, each with a handler directing from off-camera. They did something like 120 takes over many days, of which the 72nd or so became the final video.

They'll be selling a DVD of the video, with proceeds to go to animal rescue charities.

Here's a write-up on the video shoot.

Stephanie said...

I (((LOVE))) the terrier jumping up and down repeatedly!!

I think it would be hillarious to add thought bubbles to each of the dogs as they perform. You know like their reactions to the handler's cues...

;P

redsock said...

I (((LOVE))) the terrier jumping up and down repeatedly!!

Our dog Clyde did that -- she was like a pogo-stick!!!

L-girl said...

Our dog Clyde did that -- she was like a pogo-stick!!!

Or like she was on a trampoline!

Clyde was some sort of terrier mix - JRT and smooth-coated Fox Terrier, something like that. We found her on the street in the Bronx, covered in mange. We were only going to keep her until she was healthy enough to place for adoption. Yeah, right...

Anyway, when friends came over, Clyde would spring into the air to kiss their face - repeatedly. She was a little thing, 27 lbs, but she could kiss a tall man's forehead. Then she would hit the ground and spring right back up!

Stephanie said...

Ohhhhh Clyde sounds like a real cutie!!

My mother's best girl, Missy, was a chihuahua-terrier mix with severe allergies (chewed herself till she bled).

She was on a rather heavy does of steroids to stop her irritations (she was allergic to all of her favourite things...the Kapoc foam from the sofa she liked to sleep under, the wool lambskin she liked to sleep on, the water born mold she would expose herself to when she licked the shower stall out completely)...anyway from the insatiable appetite that the steroids gave her she wound up looking like a walking footstool (tiny head-huge body). But she could still jump up and bite my brother-in-law in the butt whenever he tried to move from place to place (not as high as Clyde what with the extra weight 'n all) . :D

johngoldfine said...

Nice stuff--fun for agility trainers, clicker trainers....

We're dogsitting an old pal this week for friends and our rescue dog arrives by air tonight, so we are all dogged up right now, with our usual team of idiots plus an untried rookie and one vet just up for a cup of coffee.

L-girl said...

John, congratulations and good luck with the new arrival!

Stephanie, walking footstool! Poor little thing. :>)