Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dogs Will Be Dogs

There was a video on Gothamist the other day of a pit bull mauling a small fluffy dog. They crop up every so often because it's a good, easy way to get traffic and it is news. Unsurprisingly there were all the hallmarks of poor training or encouraged aggression and it was cut so that you couldn't tell if the little dog had been antagonizing the big one (thanks to Stella's male grown up for watching and summarizing so I didn't have to watch it).

I get that it's good business to show that stuff. You have to report what's happening, people need to know which dogs to look out for, and that bad things happen with dogs and people and weather and life, the universe, and everything. I also get sad, though, that no one ever bothers to put out some normal everyday video of dogs being good dogs even when they're being goofy and kind of stupid.

Just call me no one.

With Jen and Sara's permission I took some videos of our dogs being dogs. They're very short and they certainly aren't at all artful, I'm very new to the whole moving image thing, but they give a good flavor of our usual mornings. I hope you enjoy them. There's one here and the other 3 are on my Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. aww, Eddie's all HEY PLAY WITH ME HEY HEY HEY. we've had 2 days of similar behavior between the pup and the boyfriend's mom's dog. Zoey's having none of it, while Deckard just wants to playyyy.