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Corgi Tether Ball



Originally uploaded by squirrelqueen

Some of you who stop by here may know I have a fondness for a special dog named Mabel – a stray with apparently plenty of corgi in her bloodlines.

So you can understand when I ran across this video of corgis playing tether ball (which won’t let me embed it) I couldn’t stifle the “Awwwww” that escaped from me.

Looks like Mabel is going to have to get on some fitness regimen to compete with these canines.

Watch and smile.

Meth Lab

3 out of four dogs recommend you stay off drugs.

Cute Puppy Alert

Adorable!

This French Bulldog puppy is stuck on its back.

Although I’m not sure if it’s all canine or not.

I think, with all its difficulties in rolling over, there might be some turtle in its bloodline.

Dachshund Takes Laps in Pool

Archie the dachshund apparently loves his pool.

Lap after lap, round and round he goes.

The rhythmic splashing sounds he produces while making his steady laps around this kiddie wading pool are soothing to me for some reason.

It’s a week for mixing water and animals apparently. To see another animal enjoying splashing around, check out my this post from earlier in the week of an elk calf playing in a mud puddle.

Basketball Dog aka The Hoop Hound

I got a copy of this video in my e-mail the other day and had to share for all you fans of both sports and dogs.

I know we’re in the midst of football season, but this is a basketball-related one.

He dribbles … he scores!

I love an amiable hound who is eager to participate and please.

Knitting With Cigarette Butts and Dog Hair aka Gee, Your Sweater Smells Funny

I am a non-smoker and it chaps my butt when I see cigarette butts lying about.

They’re gross and not going to decompose anytime soon.

They multiply faster than bunnies, it seems. There’s definitely a never-ending supply of them.

I finally ran across one way to recycle them – clean the filters and use the fibers in them to create yarn and knit.

Treehugger has the story about Chilean designer Alexandra Guerrero and her latest creations.

I figured since Aunt B. is planning on taking up spinning yarn and is a non-smoker this might not appeal to her.

However, I know she and Ms. Wigglebottom might be more interested in this option – Knitting With Dog Hair.

I’ve got some mutts who will be willing to contribute to a lovely scarf or cableknit sweater.

Lapping It Up In Slow Motion

As a kid the image of that bullet blasting through the apple by Harold Edgerton just fascinated me for some reason.

I guess it’s because it just proved the old magician’s saying, “The hand is quicker than the eye.”

So much happens around us that our human eyes aren’t capable of seeing – the flap of a hummingbird’s wings or the rubber of a balloon coming unwrapped from around a mass of water.

Just admit, we’re all suckers for slow motion photography and the Discovery Channel is trying to capitalize on this fact with their new show Time Warp.

As the owner of a dog which freely uses her tongue for kisses and lapping up water, I found this video from the show pretty informative.

It turns out a dog forms a bowl or spoon with its tongue by curling it down and under toward the chin and lifting the water into the mouth. If the tongue curled upward it would splash the water into the nose.

For more super high speed videos, visit Vision Research. They’ve got tons of super slow motion stuff.

PopFi has links to super slowmo still photography.

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Stowaway Afghan Spider Kills Family Dog

Holy cow! I just ran across this story on CNN about a British soldier bringing back an evil wicked “spider” from Afghanistan which frightened his entire family and killed their pet dog.

Yes, you read that right – killed their pet dog.

The camel spider isn’t actually an arachnid but an insect, but it’s one mean mother of an insect.

We’re talking we may need to call in Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley from the Alien movies to handle this thing.

Here’s what the CNN story said about this six-legged demon:

The desert-dwelling camel spider, actually an insect rather than an
arachnid, can run up to 25 kilometers (15 miles) an hour and reach 15
centimeters (6 inches) in length. Its bite is not deadly to humans but
can kill small animals.

The family has moved out of their home until the beast is eradicated.

My lazy hounds (as seen in their normal pose – asleep in a dog pile) wouldn’t stand a chance against this thing.

And all this just after we got that lovely video of the soldier being greeted by his dogs after returning home from overseas.

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Amazing Ball Balancing Dog

Maybe this dog was the inspiration for those Air Bud movies.

Sadly, Mabel isn’t nearly this skilled in soccer, but she does play a mean game of field hockey. Although she¬† objects a bit to the plaid skirts that are part of the uniform.

For another cool dog video, check out man’s best friends welcoming him home from war.

more about “Amazing Ball Balancing Dog“, posted with vodpod
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Dogs Welcome Home Their Soldier

This is just such an awesome video.

It’s got one of my all-time favorite songs as a music bed and it involves pure warmth shared between a soldier returning home after 14 months in Iraq and the dogs who missed him while he was gone. Their interactions and reactions to each other just make me tear up every time I watch this video.

I love how the dogs are jealous of each other and try to scoot the other one out of the way when their master shares a little too much time with one or the other. I understand this as my Mabel can be one jealous canine lady.

more about “Dogs Welcome Home Their Soldier“, posted with vodpod
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