Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Home Movies (Someone Else's Home)

When I was in 4th grade a few teachers banded together to be rid of us on Friday afternoons when we were being, well, 4th gradish. They would lock us in a high temp classroom and show us movies and filmstrips. Usually movies. Always subject matter that was "educational" if by educational you mean fucking terrifying. As a high strung child to begin with I was not aided in nerve management by the looming prospect of enduring another Friday afternoon learning about elephantitis, the world water shortage, endangered species and how we could not live without them and nuclear war. I had my own internal endless loop of disasters I didn't need to be educated about all the stuff I didn't yet know to be scared of. Thanks Mrs. Fitch! Seriously that elephantitis film still haunts my dreams.

I would never do that to you.

Turns out, though, that I would subject you to home movies of my dog's fledgling circus career. At least they're all short. This one's my favorite because it's a trick Ed does pretty well and it features Bobby in a cameo appearance.

Eddie crawling from Kath Hansen on Vimeo.

This one takes a little while to get going  but he does demonstrate an aptitude for locating delicious smelly stuff. (Lorry the cat who was found stuck under a truck makes a cameo in this one, I believe.)

Eddie shows his stuff from Kath Hansen on Vimeo.

And this one shows you that dogs need Pilates, too. It's all about building your core strength, baby!

Eddie the Great from Kath Hansen on Vimeo.

Many thanks to Kath for taking these videos and sending them to me. I hope she'll do it again once we get hold of a skateboard. She's one of the greats, like Elizabeth Taylor who, I'm sure you've heard, has gone to the Pyramids.


  1. I love that little piggly wiggly tail!!! he's awesome!

  2. Comparing me to Liz? Wow, I'm not worthy.

  3. I love the Eddie videos! I watched the crawling about 5 times. He is a champ. You look great! Good to see you.