This week we decided to join DashKitten.com’s #DKVideo challenge. We used iMovie for the first time to edit, splice, and add sounds and transitions to some iPhone videos of a game of catch. Personally I still think cell phone photos and videos are poor quality and grainy, but I did really enjoy using the slow-mo feature. And for the record, Sadie is awesome at catching her ball. All failed attempts at catching are totally the fault of the camera woman (me) and my lack of aim – it’s surprisingly hard to take videos and throw a ball at the same time.
Please enjoy our slow motion montage, entitled The Game of Catch!
Sadie is very excited that the new movie Trolls is coming out soon! I’ve told Sadie all about the collection of troll dolls I had as a child and she was very intrigued. I had trolls in every shape, size, and color imaginable. If I remember correctly, the highlights of my collection included a troll with pink hair that stood almost three feet tall and a troll that sparkled with my birthstone in its bellybutton. I even collected the somewhat ugly looking traditional trolls from Norway. So you can understand why I was pretty excited when I went to Petco and discovered that I could buy Sadie her very own troll, made especially for dogs. Sadie absolutely loves Poppy, her new pink troll! Although I don’t allow unsupervised playtime because I don’t want the pink hair to become a doggie snack, Sadie knows right where her troll is kept and every day she jumps up and down asking me to get it for her.
Sadie considers herself an expert athlete, especially when it comes to playing catch. So today she wanted to share a few words of advice to her fellow athletes from around the world who are giving it their all in the Olympic Games.
“The only sure way to succeed in any ball related sport is to make sure you keep your eyes on the ball!” – Sadie the Yorkipoo.
Today for the Pet Blogger Blooper‘s Round-Up I’m sharing two blooper photos from our Bowl Ball photo shoot. One of Sadie’s favorite games, which she invented herself, I like to call Bowl Ball. Basically she places her ball into a large, plastic punch bowl and then has to paw and push and head butt the bowl until it tips enough for her ball to roll back out. (You can read about the invention of Bowl Ball and see a video of Bowl Ball in action in this previous post.) Since this game involves quite a bit of movement and action on Sadie’s part, it was tough for me to get clear photos where Sadie is actually facing the camera. Naturally this resulted in many blooper photos, so I picked my favorite two to share with you today.
Sadie’s Grampy decided to get creative when cleaning out the recycling recently. He saw some long pieces of cardboard and got an idea. He built Sadie a toy ramp for her squeaky balls! There’s a little platform, made from half a cardboard box, where Sadie stands to reach the top of the ramp. Once Sadie is in position with a squeaky ball in her mouth, I give her the “drop it” command and she releases the ball down the ramp. When the ball hits about the halfway mark, Sadie runs around to the front of the ramp and tries to catch the ball. More often than not, Sadie misses and then has to chase the ball across the living room. It’s very entertaining to watch, and Sadie seems to enjoy playing the with ramp, but it’s currently taking up about half the floor space between couches. I think the ball ramp, like Sadie’s dog tunnel, will be more of a special occasion toy, taken out of the closet only when regular playtime has become too boring.