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Favorite Video Friday – Dock Dogs in Slo-Mo

March 24, 2017 3 comments

I love watching dog sports in slow motion. There is just something about watching their fur slowly ruffle in the wind or seeing their skin ripple across their muscles as they run. Whether it be agility, hunting or dock diving, slow motion video shows us more than we ever see with our eyes in the moment.

When that slow motion video is also wonderfully shot and edited, it makes it even more a work of art. That is what I am sharing with you today. Notice how artfully framed this dock diving event is and how well it tells the story.

I wish I had half the skills of the person or persons who created this week’s video.

This week’s Favorite Friday video features dock diving dogs at the 2015 GoPro Mountain games. The GoPro Mountain games are a yearly event held in Colorado that includes dog events, music, running and other sporting events. The next one is June 8-11. Check it out!

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Spring thaw celebration

February 17, 2017 1 comment

This weekend we are going to be experiencing a warm up that is not only unusual, but unexpected. Never before in February can I remember us reaching 60 degrees, but this weekend we will. That means melting snow and ice, lots of time outdoors and soaking up some extra sun. (I’m leaving out the dog poop pick up because that is NOT fun.)

Celebrating a a spring thaw had me looking for a video that would match how we are feeling right now. And, I think I’ve found it.

I hope you find yourself getting into a celebratory mode after watching Buddy, the Golden Retriever. He certainly did it for me. 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Doodad the Greyhound

January 20, 2017 6 comments

I don’t know if I have ever shared this before, but in addition to being a lover of Shelties and Labs, I am a big lover of Greyhounds.

The first greyhound I ever met was Tater. He was owned by a couple I used to walk with at the dog park. He was elegant and graceful and so very funny. He played that deadpan look so well. (Is that a greyhound thing?)

Tater might have been an older greyhound, but he could still run like the wind. He and his sister, Nadya, who is a Borzoi, made running look like art. I loved watching them. Such beauty and grace.

There is just something about this breed that makes me smile.

I think that is why I fell in love with today’s Favorite Friday video featuring Doodad the Greyhound. If ever there was a dog who inspired smiles it is Doodad. I’ve already watched five videos featuring her and her idiosyncrasies!

I just might have to consider adopting my own Doodad in the future. What a cutie!

Happy Friday everyone. May you have some good quality dog time this weekend.

Favorite Video Friday – Snow Ballerina

January 13, 2017 5 comments

Here comes crazy man Tate!My mother and I were commiserating about the weather last week. “We’d prefer snow over the bitter cold,’ we said to each other, and then, just like magic, we got snow!

Of course, it came during rush hour (3 days in a row) which made the morning commutes messy, but I didn’t really mind because… snow.

Fresh snow covers up the old, dull snow. It makes everything look so fresh and clean again. It’s fluffy and sparkly and looks so magical and fun.

The best part is watching the dogs romp in the fresh snow. They love it so much. Foster Maggie rolls around in it (over and over again), Cupcake lays down in it, and Jasper just runs around jumping and spinning around in it. Even Daisy loves the snow. It brings out the puppy in her.

There is just something about watching a dog experience a fresh snowfall that makes it seem more magical than it looks. That’s why this week’s video struck my fancy. Watching Whinny, the Jack Russell Terrier, run through the snow in slow motion is like watching a ballerina, athleticism and grace all in one dog. It’s a real joy to watch.

I hope you enjoy watching Whinny as much as I did.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Dog games in the snow

January 6, 2017 4 comments

I don’t know about you, but winter tends to generate a little cabin fever in me and the dogs. We’ve been stuck inside for almost a week now and we are going crazy. There is ice everywhere and the temps are in the below zero range (night and day) making walks a little dangerous right now.

It’s a perfect time for dog games. Fortunately, we have a slew of them to play with:

We also play hide and seek games with treats.

But, if we had snow and the temps were a little more welcoming, we’d be doing this. B the Dog seems to love these doggie games and I have a feeling that mine might like something similar.

So, what are you doing to help you and your dog deal with the cabin fever in your house?

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – The elves are hard at work

December 2, 2016 1 comment

I can’t believe it’s already December 2nd. Where did the year go? How did we get to December is so quickly?

Well, at least I got the tree up! Will we get our holiday photos done in  time to make cards? That is still an open question. I hope so.

It would help to have some snow to make the holiday spirit shine, but in lieu of that, I’m sharing a very Christmasy video featuring some very cute holiday elves. I’m hoping this will get me into the holiday mood so I can get going on that Christmas shopping.

Tell me, are you done shopping yet? Are all your decorations up?

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – All you need is a woobie and a comfortable place to sleep

October 7, 2016 2 comments

This week’s Favorite Friday video features a sweet Labrador Retriever, named Stella. I’ve been watching videos of her all week. She is clearly a dog that brings laughter and fun to everything she does. I can’t get enough of her silliness.

So why choose a video that is a little more toned down? Because even when she slows down, Stella brings the funny. Sleepy time requires a little something extra.

In Stella’s case, sometimes all you need is a woobie and a comfortable place to sleep. 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

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