Posts Tagged ‘dog videos’

Favorite Video Friday – A bed of leaves for the doggie

October 21, 2016 2 comments
Aspen in September 2008

Aspen in September 2008

This weekend is going to be a leaf weekend. There will be lots of raking and bagging and mulching going on at Casa del Mel.

The dogs usually seem to enjoy this time of year because they can sit outside and enjoy the cool weather while they watch me work. Jasper likes to drop his ball in the middle of the leaf piles and then wait for me to throw it for him. I suspect a few balls have been bagged up over the years because I could not find them.

The only dog I had who loved to lay in the leaves was my dog Aspen. She would always wait until I raked every thing up and then go lie in the middle of them. It never seemed to bother her that I was bagging the ones all around her. She loved her bed of leaves.

I suspect the dog in this week’s video is very much like Aspen.🙂

Happy Friday everyone! (Happy raking too!)


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!

Favorite Video Friday – A little sunny day shimmy with Buddy the Golden Retriever

September 29, 2016 3 comments

Minnesota has been a bit dreary of late. Cold, windy, great and rainy would be great words to sum up the weather here. My dogs loved it, but as their human slave, I did not.

That’s why I was very happy to hear about the expected warm up for this weekend. It’s going to be perfect ball chasing weather, and I just might do the sunny day shimmy, just like Buddy, the sweet Golden Retriever in this week’s Favorite Friday video.

I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but Buddy’s is sure to make you want to get our there and enjoy the day. His enthusiasm and penchant for fun are infectious and adorable.

So how about we get this weekend started?🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Basset puppy cuteness

September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

I love those live video feeds one sees on earth cams. My favorite one is the grizzly bear live feed at Brooks Falls at Katmai National Park in Alaska. It’s just a live feed of some bears sitting in the river, waiting to catch salmon, but I could watch that one all day long. Maybe it’s the sound of the falls, or the way the bears interact with each other, but there is something about this feed that is mesmerizing.

I know there are a lot of dog feeds too. like live puppy cam on animal planet.

This week’s video feels a lot like a live feed of Basset puppies. It’s only 4 short minutes of pure puppy cuteness, but so worth watching. I love watching them explore their world. They clearly have been well-socialized and feel comfortable navigating and exploring their environment. Whether they are eating tree bark, wrestling with one another or sniffing the air, they are fun to watch. I found myself chuckling a few times too.

I hope you will enjoy watching them as much as I did.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Dog Park in Slow Motion

September 16, 2016 2 comments

This week we’re slowing down an enjoying the dog park filmed in slow motion. The video selection for this week has almost an art film feel to it. It is beautifully shot and focuses on the small intimate moments we often miss at a dog park.

I like it because it features dogs (of course!), but I also like it because it doesn’t make me anxious seeing one group of dogs beating up on another dog, which is often what I see. I also like it because it is just that beautiful to watch.

If it wasn’t so short, I would say get yourself a bowl of popcorn, a glass of wine, and sit back and enjoy.🙂

Happy Friday everyone.

May you have a fantastic weekend.

Sony RX10 ii Short Film // Dog Park // Filmed in 120fps & 250 fps from Cliq on Vimeo.

Favorite Video Friday – Chihuahua Takedown

September 8, 2016 5 comments

I don’t know about you, but my dogs love stuffed animals. Daisy loves them because she is a Lab and carrying something in her mouth (especially when she is excited or happy) is almost instinctive. It’s not unusual to find 10-12 of these toys in her kennel at any one time.

Jasper and Cupcake love them because the usually have a squeaker in them, and who doesn’t love a squeaker? Cupcake used to run around the house squeaking her stuffie over and over again. Jasper loves to find the squeaker, and eradicate it from t’s unsuspecting host. Once it has been removed, he must remove the stuffing to make sure there are no other stray squeakers running around.

But, none of my 3 dogs have ever taken a stuffie and whipped it around, trying to beat the beast to death. I don’t know why, but it has never happened at Casa del Mel.

I think that’s partly why I was so fascinated by this week’s video selection. It features an adorable Chihuahua named, Poochino, taking on two stuffies, mano y mano. The video is cleverly edited, filmed in slow-motion and has some funny sound effects. I loved watching “Poochino” attack his toys with playful enthusiasm. It’s hard not to love a Chihuahua demonstrating a serious stuffie takedown. I hope you agree.

Happy Friday everyone!🙂

Favorite Video Friday – Doggie supermodels at play

September 2, 2016 2 comments

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but I have a fascination with slow motion videos of dogs. I love seeing them play in a pool and watching  the droplets fly off them in slow-mo. I love watching then play and run with other dogs in slow motion too. (in my head, I hear the sound they used to make when the Six-million Dollar Man used to run really, really fast).🙂

I don’t really know what my fascination is with slow motion videos, I just know I love watching them.

This week’s Favorite Friday Video is one of those types of videos. What makes this one stand out is how it is filmed. The dogs look like a bunch of super models running around in nature. No, really, they do! I was totally entranced.

It features just about every kind of dog you could imagine too – hounds, labs, goldens, chihuahuas, terriers, bulldogs, etc. It’s a dog lover’s delight!

I hope you enjoy this visual work of art.

Happy Friday everyone!

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