June 5, 2013

At the Dog Walk Café...



... it's touch and go.

ADDED: Here's video of walking Abby in the same place on April 25th. The same stone wall appears, so you can judge the change in dog size.

AND: In both videos, Abby considers going up the unpaved path, I encourage her, and she declines. In the older video, I say "it's fun." In the newer video, I say it's "cinematic."

60 comments:

Ex-prosecutor said...

Thanks for the video. You never can post too many of the pups. How are Zeus, Bingo and Joey? In summer school?

Beorn said...

Anne, I thought your were just "puppy-sitting" for Abbey.

How long have/will you have her?

rehajm said...

An all new episode! I was tired of reruns...

lemondog said...

Abby, long time no see. You looking goooood!

Come this way, for one, its more cinematic.....

(yeah, that should persuade her....)

edutcher said...

What, no ice cream and cake for Abby (who must have some Yorkie in her (No, Dad, I want to go THIS way; hold it a sec, I gotta sniff this good))?

MadisonMan said...

I apparently was at work too long yesterday, because I got home and found a present on the floor from the dog (on the hardwood, at least).

Kids. They just don't follow simple instructions: TIE UP THE DOG WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE!

Ex-prosecutor said...

MadisonMan,

Speaking of dog presents on the floor, years ago, when drug companies used to send samples through the mail to physicians, I lived next door to an OBGYN, who had an Old English Sheepdog which loved to gobble the drug samples after they came through the slot in the door. One memorable day, the sample was of a remarkable new type of stool softener, which worked quite well - all over the place, as I recall.

Chip Ahoy said...

I was wondering why is she acting so disinterested? Why that change of interest in the path, then her interest finally showed when the kids made noise, she went directly back. That is so sweet. I guess that is what those dogs are about.

Rabel said...

You definitely have a social advantage when talking to a stranger who is holding a bag of dog poop. Just don't press it too far.

Abby's leaning out as she grows. She must eat like a horse.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

What white house apparatchnik do you think is responsible for taking the first wookie for walks? Probably needs a very thick leash.

I pity whichever poor soul has to pick up her droppings. I bet King Tut makes a marine do it.

betamax3000 said...

Naked Bob Dylan Robot explains the 1970 Song "If Dogs Run Free":

"If dogs run free, then why not we
Across the swooping plain ?"

The Question of the Dogs' Freedom is Shrewdly Inverted by the "Swooping Plain." It is Here where we Realize that the Perceived Freedom of Running has been Supplanted by the Ground Swooping Beneath Them: Their Movement is Inconsequential Against the Enormity of the Earth's Rotation. Thus, the Freedom the Dogs Experience is, rather, Obliviousness.

"My ears hear a symphony
Of two mules, trains and rain"

The Significance of the Two Mules is Best Understood by the 1970 Film "Two Mules for Sister Sara", where Clint Eastwood and Shirley Maclaine are Fighting the French in Mexico. This Connection to the French is then Reinforced by the Totality of the Described "Symphony" and its Obvious Allusion to the Infamous Reaction of the French Audience to the Premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring". The Implication is Clear: the World is -- Again -- moving Underfoot, and Those Above are Oblivious to the Changes This Brings. By Making the Obliviousness of Man represented by the French we Realize this Condition may not be Universal: Freedom may Indeed Exist in Lands uninhabited by the French. Nashville and its Skyline, for Instance.

"If dogs run free, why not me
Across the swamp of time?"

By referring to Time as a "Swamp" we are again Brought back to the French: here, in an obvious Allusion to French Louisiana and the Cajuns. Here we See the French Outside of the Context of France, and Therein Lies Hope of Freedom, and Fiddle-playing.

"If dogs run free, then what must be
Must be and that is all"

The Implicit Reference to Doris Day's ""Que Sera, Sera" is an Appropriate End-Note on this Rumination of Freedom, with Special Consideration of Day's Work as an Animal Right's Activist; By Spaying Dogs we Enhance their Lives at the Cost of a Significant Part of Their Freedom -- Obliviousness has its Costs.

betamax3000 said...

RE: "ADDED: Here's video of walking Abby in the same place on April 25th. The same stone wall appears, so you can judge the change in dog size."

The Wall Gets Smaller?

Rusty said...

She's adorable. She looks like she's favoring her right front paw. Probably why she doesn't want to walk on an uneven path.

Methadras said...

Meade is not walking her right. The dog must not walk the walker. A dog must maintain at being at the side of the master at all times, keeping pace with him or her. A good sign of a good walker and a good dog is the slack on the leash. I see people walking their dogs badly all the time.

MadisonMan said...

What is this 'leash' thing of which you speak?

My dog is well-trained and wanders towards and away me as we walk. I call and he comes, and he ignores other people, other dogs and wildlife (except squirrels).

Methadras said...

MadisonMan said...

What is this 'leash' thing of which you speak?

My dog is well-trained and wanders towards and away me as we walk. I call and he comes, and he ignores other people, other dogs and wildlife (except squirrels).


A dog and his walker should be side by side, one keeping pace with the other. The slack on the leash shows that the dog is relaxed, with you, and obedient. Your dog might be well trained, but if you have to call him to come to you as you walk, then a little more reinforcement might be necessary. A dog should always be at the side, not in front, not behind.

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Pogo said...

We weren't allowed to have pets because there were more than a dozen of us kids.

But I could Walk the Dog with a yo-yo pretty good.

rhhardin said...

It's presumptuous to teach somebody else's dog to walk in this or that human-handy way, at least unasked.

I took in and trained a stray German Shepherd once. I slipped a choke collar on her, and started walking home. She followed for a few steps and stopped, tightening the leash. "Are you coming?" I stopped and asked, and along she came. She just wanted to be asked nicely.

Training to heel on a loose leash is entirely different. It's not up to her any longer.

That would be the presumptuous part.

rhhardin said...

Dog ahead or behind - it's okay if she'll come instantly to heel when asked.

At the beginning of May, Vicki let out an occasional mysterious yelp, and we went on an at-liberty walk to see if I could spot what movement gave her any sharp pain. Anyway there's the video, as a walk video.

I think it must have been a pinched neck nerve, because she walked fine so all the leg joints worked.

Harsh Pencil said...

The dog should not only be at the walker's side with a loose leash, but always the same side (my dog is always to my left). Abbey (who is beautiful) is sometimes on her walker's left, sometimes on the right. I think dogs find this confusing.

Pogo said...

PHIL: But why are you still here?

RITA: You said stay, so I stayed.

PHIL: I said stay, so you stayed? I can't even make a collie stay.

rhhardin said...

If you want to get really should'y, the dog should heel on the left side on no leash at all, let alone a loose leash.

Leashes make you watch out for tangles, you find to your surprise, when you've gone to no-leash and can notice the difference.

The watching out moves to the dog.

Lem said...

Abby is a city slicker...

Enjoys eating homemade liverwurst... and walks listening to favorite Lou Reed.

Lem said...

You definitely have a social advantage when talking to a stranger who is holding a bag of dog poop. Just don't press it too far.

lol.

Chip Ahoy said...

Before you know it we'll be treated to Meade being told which side to ride sidesaddle, how to hold the reins, the proper way to mount, posture, and so forth along with many other ideas related to St. Bernard dressage.

lemondog said...

re: Vicki, what appears as a bump on her lower left side, is that an uneventful anomly?

Rabel said...

I have to admit, ya'll have some smart dogs up there.

"Proper disposal of dog waste shall be limited to burial where lawfully permitted, flushing in the toilet, and disposal in a waste receptacle so designated in a public park or park area, wherein dogs are permitted."

Mine is a committed recycler but it looks like that is illegal in Madison.

hawkeyedjb said...

You think that stringy little leash is gonna do the job if that horse decides to take off? Hah! Run that sucker out as far as it can go, and POP!

pduggie said...

Sounds like something Ann should comment on

http://www.businessinsider.com/judge-edith-jones-accused-of-racism-2013-6

Methadras said...

rhhardin said...

Dog ahead or behind - it's okay if she'll come instantly to heel when asked.

At the beginning of May, Vicki let out an occasional mysterious yelp, and we went on an at-liberty walk to see if I could spot what movement gave her any sharp pain. Anyway there's the video, as a walk video.

I think it must have been a pinched neck nerve, because she walked fine so all the leg joints worked.


I stopped using choke chains altogether because of a slipped disc in my dogs neck that I suspect was a contributor to it.

Methadras said...

rhhardin said...

If you want to get really should'y, the dog should heel on the left side on no leash at all, let alone a loose leash.

Leashes make you watch out for tangles, you find to your surprise, when you've gone to no-leash and can notice the difference.

The watching out moves to the dog.


Walking a dog without a leash in large part is irresponsible.

gbarto said...

Hooray! A Dog Cafe!

gbarto said...

Hooray! A Dog Cafe!

Ann Althouse said...

http://www.businessinsider.com/judge-edith-jones-accused-of-racism-2013-6

Yeah, I'd seen that, but it looked so bogus to me, I didn't want to draw attention to it.

betamax3000 said...

Naked Bob Dylan Robot explains the Nature of Leashes from Bob Dylan's work "Tarantula":

"the lawyer leading a pig on a leash stopping in for tea & eating the censor's donut by mistake/ he likes to lie about his age & takes his paranoia seriously"

The lawyer's Paranoia Obviously Led to the Consideration of the Previously Trusted Dog -- Man's Best Friend -- as Untrustworthy: Hence, The Pig on a Leash. This Leash Inevitably Brings the Pig Forward into "Pigs in a Blanket" (perhaps Eaten Beside the Censor's Donut?), which -- Carrying the Paranoia Ramifications Through -- returns Us To a Dog-Eat-Dog World, where Donuts are Eaten by "Mistake."

Naked Bob Dylan Robot say that With Donuts there are No Mistakes.

betamax3000 said...

Naked Bob Dylan Robot came across an amusing video clip:

Did you know that American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is actually repsonsible for every hit song of the past 35 years?
http://www.devileash.com/27-Bob_Dylan_Parody.html

Broomhandle said...

No matter where I or my wife is walking, our dachshunds will only walk to our left so long as space allows it. Does anyone know of some genetically encoded reason this should be?

betamax3000 said...

Naked Bob Dylan Robot, excerpt from a 1967 British Interview:

Interviewer: Mr. Dylan, if You Were a Dog, what Kind of Dog would Mr. Dylan Be?

Naked Bob Dylan Robot: What Kinda Dog Would I Be? What Kind of Question is That, Man? I'm Here to Let Mr. Suit-and-Tie British Journalist Ask me Questions, and Here we are, Goin' to the Dogs Already...

Interviewer: But --

Naked Bob Dylan Robot: Do You See me as a Chihuahua, Mr. Reporter? Or Maybe a Yorkie with Electric Hair? Playing the Guitar and Harp? Why Not ask What Kind of Circus Pony I would Be and Maybe We'd All Get a Laugh...

The Thing is: I Understand Dogs. Dogs are Chaos, Man: I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me, you Dig?

Interviewer:That's not what I was --

Naked Bob Dylan Robot: Still, Man, Dogs don't Shout "Judas" Out at Ya, You Know What I'm Saying? Asking me if I was a Dog, like I'm Some Kind of a Freak ? Impossible, Man: should I Just hand you a Bone?

(Naked Bob Dylan Robot ignores Interviewer, Strums Guitar and Sings)

"...How many roads must a Man walk a Dog
Before you call the Dog a Man..."

(End of Interview)

Mark B said...

Socks and Crocs.

betamax3000 said...

Naked Bob Dylan Robot, excerpt from a 1967 discussion with John Lennon in the back of a London taxi:

Naked Bob Dylan Robot: Can you Believe the Nerve of That Man? Asking Me What Kinda Dog I'd Be?

John Lennon: I always Fancied meself as a Chinese Pug, Belonging to some Mysterious Japanese Artist Lady. She Would Tend to Me Needs and I Would Return Devoted Affection Before Sleeping at the Foot of Her Bed.

Naked Bob Dylan Robot: Really, Man?

John Lennon: Really, Bob.

Naked Bob Dylan Robot: Ahhhhhhh: You've Thought About This...

John Lennon: You're gonna have to serve somebody, Bob. It may be the Devil or it may be the Lord, or it May be a Japanese Lady Bringing You Doggie Biscuits up the Stairs, But you're gonna have to serve somebody.

Naked Bob Dylan Robot: I'll make a Note of That (muffled laughter)

Mark B said...

Socks and Crocs.

rhhardin said...

I taught Susie, my first Doberman, to heel left ("Susie, heel") or right ("Susie, right") and switch sides on the fly.

This was for walking past people walking dogs. I put Susie on the opposite side of me from their dog.

For why walking dogs off leash isn't irresponsible, see The Koehler Method of Dog Training, wherein you will see why you can count on the dog in a way that modern training methods won't achieve.

In case of leash laws, you teach the dog the "hold" command, which means hold this in your mouth until I take it from you ("give").

Then you fold up the leash and let the dog hold your end too as she heels.

rhhardin said...

I stopped using choke chains altogether because of a slipped disc in my dogs neck that I suspect was a contributor to it.

Probably just the opposite. A choke chain distributes the force. A dog will do a lot of throat clearing with a regular collar that he does not do with a choke collar, in case of applied force.

The idea of a choke chain is that pulling limits the air supply, but in formal training methods it simply transmits authority better.

Prong collars are a variant that feel like teeth, which is a different kind of authority feel and might limit pulling more, but are too spongy for accurate corrections. The idea in training isn't to limit pulling but to give accurate corrections.

Pulling is solved in the first ten seconds.

betamax3000 said...

Excerpt from One of Naked Bob Dylan Robot's 1967 Notebooks.

Chihuahua
Donna from Baja Tijuana?
Chinese Pug Momma?
(illegible scribble)
Not working...
(illegible scribble)
The Electric Yorkie From New York
Pullin' the Wine Bottle from the Cork
Eating Beans with a Jelly Knife and a Butter Fork
The Sky's Not Yellow it's Pork
(illegible scribble)
(illegible scribble)

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Beatles Recording Session.

Paul: So the Reporter actually asked Bob about what kin'o Dog he Would be?

John: Yeah, yeah. Yeah: I don't see what the Big Deal is, Meself. I told Him I'd be a Chinese Pug.

Paul: Oh, Yeah, with the Japanese Artist Lady, I remember.

John: Yeah. And you'd be--

Paul: Still a Beagle. And if All Four of us Lads were Such we wouldn't be the Beatles, we'd be the--

John: The Beagles, yeah.

Paul: Yeah.

Ringo: If I was a Dog I would Marry a Dog with Big Breasts.

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Simon & Garfunkel Recording Session.

Art: So the Reporter Guy asked Dylan what Kind of Dog he would Be?

Paul: He did Just That.

Art: I Cannot Imagine that Going Over Well.

Paul: No Sounds of Silence there, I would Expect.

Art: So, Paul, if You were to be a--

Paul: Boxer.

Art: Right.

Paul: Boxer.

Art: Obvious, in Retrospect.

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Beach Boys Recording Session.

Mike Love: So -- Get This! -- the Reporter asks Bob Dylan what Kind of Dog He Would Be: Wow.

Brian Wilson: What did Bob say?

Mike Love: I Don't think he Gave a Clear Answer.

Dennis Wilson: Man, that's Out There! But it wouldn't matter to Me what kinda Mutt I was, as Long as I could Still Surf.

Mike Love: That's Great Man! Surfin' Dog!

Dennis Wilson: I'd be Up On All Fours on That Board, the Water in my Fur......far out.

Brian Wilson: (toying with notes on the piano, singing softly to Himself):
"They're Up On All Fours
And They're Doing it Some More
California Surfin' Dogs,
They're Splashing Through the Waves
But they Don't Misbehave
California Surfin' Dogs..."

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Doors Recording Session.

Ray Manzarek: Jim, you're Gonna Dig This, Man! Some Cat in England asked Bob Dylan what Kind of Dog he Would Be!"

Jim Morrison: Sometimes I feel the Pull of an Indian Dog Spirit, Guiding Me.

Ray Manzarek: That's Cool, Jim! Me, I'd Think I'd be a German Shepherd...

Jim Morrison: Why a German Shepherd when You could be a Wolf?

Ray Manzarek: That's Groovy, Man, but I don't Think a Wolf is Really a Dog?

Jim Morrison: I am the Lizard King: I Can Do Anything.

Ray Manzarek: Right on, Man, Right on!

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Frank Sinatra Recording Session.

Assistant: Oh, You'll Love This Frank! Some Brit Press Punk Asked Bob Dylan what Kind of Dog he Would be!

Frank Sinatra: Why Would He Be a Dog?

Assistant: I Think it was a Rhetorical Question.

Frank Sinatra: I Think it was a Stupid Question, that's What I Think: if a Reporter Asked me That I'd Give Him One in the Chops, That's The Kinda' Dog I'd Be.

Assistant: He'd Have Deserved it Frank, That's For Sure.

Frank Sinatra: Damned Right He Would.

(pause)

Who is This Bob Dylan Kid, anyway? Is He One of the Beatles?

Assistant: He's -- I don't know -- some sort of Protest Singer, I Think. They Think He's Poetic...

Frank Sinatra: Some Long-Hair Bitchin' about Our Great Country rhyming Fancy Words and Shit -- I tell ya: if He WAS a Dog I Know People Who would Put That Damned Dog Down.

Assistant: Frank...?

Frank Sinatra: Just saying, that's all. It's Still America, right? I can Say these Things -- I'd Love to See Some Bob Dylan Punk try to Stop Me...

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Tom Jones Recording Session.

Assistant: Tom, you have to Hear This. Some Poxy Brit reporter Asked Bob Dylan what Kind of Dog that He Would Be!

Tom Jones: Bob Dylan? Is that That American who's Always Blowin' in the Wind - Ha Ha!

Assistant: That's Him, Tom ---

Tom Jones: -- Always Blowin' in the Wind - get it? It's a Fart Joke: us Welsh Men have a Bawdy sense of Humor....

Assistant: I get it Tom, that's a Good One....

Tom Jones: Now don't Get me Wrong -- I've Done More Than My Share of 'Blowin' in The Wind', if you know what I mean!

Assistant: Of course, Tom, it's natural...

Tom Jones: Natural? Hell, It's Not Unusual! Get it?

Assistant: I get it Tom, that's a Good One, too....

Tom Jones (singing):
"It's not unusual, to be play darts with anyone
It's not unusual, to be fart with anyone..."

Assistant: Yes, well...

Tom Jones: Us Welsh Men can be Ribald, Son. I'll tell you What: If I were a Dog I'd be One Horny Dog, that I Know...

Assistant: I can see that Perfectly, Tom...

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Yoko Ono Art Exhibit:

Yoko Ono: If I was a Dog I would Still be an Artist: I would Be an Artist Dog.

I would Paint Picture of Tree and call it "Tree". I would paint Picture of My Red Rubber Ball and call it "My Red Rubber Ball."

Many People Believe Women Cannot Truly Be Artists, But I Disagree: whether I was a Woman or a Dog or a Dog-Woman I Would Create Art. Art is Everywhere, and I believe Dogs Can Understand This. Is a Dog Rolling on The Grass not Art? Is it Not Expression of Joy? Could a Dog not put a Grapefruit atop a Pedestal and Know That she Has Created the Art Piece "Grapefruit" -- that it is Her Work?

If I was Inside a large Bag as Performance Art would the Movements perceived from Outside the Bag matter whether they came from me as a Human Being or Me as a Dog? What if It Was Me Acting Like A Dog? What if I were Howling?

Does Someone Have a Pen? I'd Like to Make Some Notes...

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Rolling Stones Recording Session.

Keith Richards: Mick, check this: some Bloody Bloke asked Dylan what King of Dog he Would Be!

Mick Jagger: I don't think I understand the Question.

Keith Richards: You know: bark-bark! Fuzzy Chin Tail Swaggle. (indecipherable mumble)

Mick Jagger: I Know what a Dog is: I just don't understand the point of the Question.

Keith Richards: I think the Bloke thought that maybe there'd Be Some Insight Thing innit. Writers: they're Just Jealous of People Who Do Things. (indecipherable mumble)

Mick Jagger: I cannot Imagine Myself as a Dog.

Keith Richards: I can. I can Certainly Imagine You as a Dog.

Mick Jagger: I am Not Surprised.

Keith Richards: A little Yappy Frantic Dog, always Tearin' at The Carpet and Hopping on People's Laps. (indecipherable mumble)

Mick Jagger: You are saying that -- as a Dog -- I would Indeed Not Get Any Satisfaction, I take it?

Keith Richards: I'm thinkin' that the Perfect Dog Name for You would be "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

Mick Jagger: Clever. Very Clever.

Keith Richards: Me, I'd be a Blues Hound, always Growlin' like a Junkyard Dog, (indecipherable mumble)

Mick Jagger: Keith, I actually Think that That Does Pass as Insight.

Keith Richards: Hell, I might have to try lifting a Leg when I Piss, just to Check it Out.

Mick Jagger: In the Bathroom, one would Presume?

Keith Richards: Mick, when You are a Dog the World is your Bathroom (indecipherable mumble)...

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Sonny & Cher Recording Session.

Sonny: It says here in the Paper that some Reporter Asked Bob Dylan what Kind of Dog he Would Be.....

Cher: And he Said...?

Sonny: There doesn't seem to have been a Straight Answer.

Cher: Why am I Not Surprised....

Sonny: Cher, My Love, what if you were a --

Cher: Stop It Right There, Sonny.

Sonny: I just meant--

Cher: Stop. It. Right. There. I Will Not Willingly Compare Myself to a Dog: No Way, Sonny.

Sonny: Sometimes I see Myself as a Little Terrier in a World of Big Dogs, but I will Fight for my Bone with Anyone -- I am Not Afraid.

Cher: Sonny, If you Wish to Be a Terrier Let that be Our Little Secret.

Sonny: I Still don't get your--

Cher: -- a female Dog is a Bitch, right? You want me To Answer about What Kind of Bitch I Would Be? Is That the Game?

Sonny: Sweetie, You Know that's Not What I'm Saying...

Cher: I work in the Entertainment Industry where Any Woman who Holds Up for Herself is Perceived as a Bitch.

Sonny: I get it, Baby, I get it...

Cher: You get to be the scrappy underdog Terrier with the Heart of Gold, and I Get to be The Bitch. I'll tell you one Thing: If We Ever Have a Daughter I will Not let Her Get caught up in these Male / Female Games People Like to Play...

Sonny: I Agree, Baby...

Cher: She won't Have to Prove to Anyone that She is Any Less Without a Penis.

Sonny: I Agree, Baby...

Cher: Hell, I would want a Daughter Tough Enough to Grow her Own Penis, just because She Could.

Sonny: (laughing)

Cher: What? I'm Funny when I'm Mad?

Sonny: You're Adorable when you're Mad, baby, Simply Adorable.

Cher: I Think I Did Make My Point.

Sonny: You Did, My Love, and -- who knows -- One Day Modern Science Might even Give Her the Option.

Cher: (laughing) Now you're Just Playin' with Me, Sonny"

Sonny: "I'm Playing With You, Babe: I'm Playing With You....

betamax3000 said...

I'm Happy with that little Roll of 'Bob-Dylan-as-a-Dog" dialogues.

Maybe one Day we will have the "Stardom Canine Cafe" where we all can attribute Dog Breeds to Celebrities.

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 Jimi Hendrix Experience, Recording Session.

Noel Redding: Jimi, man, this English Dude asked Bob Dylan if He was a Dog!

Jimi Hendrix: That's Cool, Man. Bob's Pretty Freaky -- I bet He Could Be a Dog if He Wanted To.

Noel Redding: C'mon, Jimi, Really, Man?

Jimi Hendrix: Man, at the Monterey Pop Festival I took some Acid and Became a Space Cow: just a Giant Cow, Floating in Space, being Groovy with the Universe.

Noel Redding: That's some Deep Shit there, Jimi.

Jimi Hendrix: Man, Giant Space Cow taught Me Things about the Cosmos. You know, Deep Space ain't all that Dark: it's kinda Like Floating Through This Purple Haze...

Noel Redding: That's Spacey, Brother!

Jimi Hendrix: Giant Space Cow brought Me Back to Earth Real Gentle, and I Levitated over My Guitar as its Secrets Poured Up into Me like a Lava Lamp. Then Space Cow made Me a Pair of Bell Bottoms embroidered with the Mysteries of the Universe and some Rhinestones.

Noel Redding: Wow, Man!

Jimi Hendrix: All I'm saying, Dylan is a Cool Cat: he probably Has His Own Giant Space Cow, and, if He wants it to Turn Him into a Dog for awhile, I say Groovy.

betamax3000 said...

Excerpts from a 1967 discussion of young Bruce Springsteen Among Friends, Drinking Beer Behind the Gas Station.

Forgotten to History Friend #1: Bruce, Man, Didja Hear? Bob Dylan thinks He is a Descendant of Dogs - it was in the Paper!

Young Bruce Springsteen: That can't be Right. It'd Be Cool Enough, but I Don't Think That's Right.

Forgotten to History Friend #2: Maybe he was Raised by a Pack of Dogs, Dogs that were Smart and Knew How to Rhyme and Stuff.

Young Bruce Springsteen: Man, There ain't No Way Bob Dylan was Raised by Wild Dogs: he's from Minnesota.

Forgotten to History Friend #1: He Does look Kinda Mangy sometimes...

Forgotten to History Friend #2: You gotta Admit that He Does.

Young Bruce Springsteen: If Dylan were Raised by Dogs Don't You Think there'd be More Dog References in His Lyrics? People Raised by Dogs Don't write about Cinderella.

Forgotten to History Friend #1: What Do they Write about, then.

Forgotten to History Friend #2: Dogs?

Young Bruce Springsteen: That would Make the Most Sense to Me. This is Just Like when Everybody Believed that Buddy Holly Survived the Plane Crash but Broke All of His Fingers and Arms and Throat and Couldn't Play Guitar or Sing no More so He Went into Hiding....

Forgotten to History Friend #2: I kinda' Believed That a Bit Back Then.

Forgotten to History Friend #1: That's Why You're an Idiot. Hey! How about we Go Down to the Boardwalk and Play Some Bumper Cars?

Young Bruce Springsteen: Naw Man, I gotta Practice My Guitar. How 'bout You Two Go-Kart Mozarts Go On Ahead -- I'll Catch up with you Later....

betamax3000 said...

Excerpt from a 1968 Discussion Amongst the Band "Three Dog Night".

Danny Hutton: Guys, This Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind!

Chuck Negron: What is it, Danny?

Cory Wells: Yeah: what is it?

Danny Hutton: It seems that Last Year Bob Dylan told this British Reporter that he Wanted to Join "Three Dog Night".

Cory Wells: You Gotta be Kiddin' Me!

Danny Hutton: No Joke - it was in All the Papers.

Chuck Negron: Then Why Didn't we See it?

Cory Wells: Well, We Actually Don't Really Read the Papers.

Danny Hutton: But it's Still Cool.

Cory Wells: What if He Still - you know - Wanted to Join Us.

Chuck Negron: That'd be a Big Decision, Friends.

Cory Wells: Yeah. What if He wanted the Band to be "Bob Dylan & Three Dog Night?"

Danny Hutton: I Don't Know About That...

Cory Wells: Still: Could You Picture Bob Singing "Joy To The World" with Us?

Chuck Negron: I Told you Guys that That "Jerimiah was a Bulldog" line sounded like Dylan.

Danny Hutton: Oh, Yeah: Dylan, Straight up, Man.

Cory Wells: And I can Picture an "All Along The WatchTower / Mama Told Me Not To Come" medley...

Danny Hutton: Oh Yeah: Magic.

Cory Wells: Yeah. But what if He still wanted the Band to be "Bob Dylan & Three Dog Night?"

Danny Hutton: I Don't Think I Could do That: We've Worked Too Hard.

Chuck Negron: I agree with Danny on This One.

Cory Wells: Me, too. Still: it's kinda Nice to Think About.

Danny Hutton: Flattering.

Chuck Negron: Yes -- Flattering, Indeed...

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SF Dog Walker said...

Your camera person was quite good. Was this a friend, or somebody hired? Which camcorder was it? I am considering getting one myself to shoot similar scenes of my dog walking.