a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: March 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mr Fox No.12 Meets Cirque de Soleil

SUMMARY: Both were suitably impressed.

Mr Fox No.12 approaches the SAP center (formerly San Jose Arena, Compaq Center at San Jose, and HP Pavilion at San Jose)  with his ticket ready.  He notes that he doesn't think that the name represents how much he paid for his ticket, but you can never me certain.

No.12 checks out the souvenirs for Cirque de Soleil's show Crystal, but opts not to purchase.

Mr Fox was so excited about the sponsoring radio station that he dashed off to try to find the other foxes before the photo was actually snapped.

He was glad to be there so that he could guide them in adjusting the lighting for the best artistic display.

He is satisfied with a job well done.

Mr. Fox waves to his teeming fans throughout the arena, including the packed balcony section.

He momentarily mistakes the audience member in front of him as another fox and attempts to strike up a conversation about  how good the seats in row 10 were.

What impressed him the most was the predatory Zamboni. He wondered whom they feed it for fuel.

At the end of the show, the entire cast saluted him. They were a little confused about his location, he says.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Jumpy the Cattle Dog vs Zorro

SUMMARY: Wow, what do you think? Maybe Zorro is an ACD!


Jumpy photo:

Zorro photo:

I know, I know.  Jumpy has more  white on his head; zorro's white stops at his nose and just behind his ears from the back; Jumpy's coat is longer; Zorro has spots on only 1 leg instead of all.

Our Circus Dog class instructor pointed out that Zorro's level of energy, enthusiasm, and smarts as well as his looks reminds her of Jumpy.  However, watching the videos, MY energy, enthusiasm, and possibly smarts don't quite match his trainer's. 


But it's nice to have a role model that Zorro can look up to.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Rainy Day

SUMMARY: Wordless Wednesday (yeah so it's Thursday, what's your point?)

If you're dyin' for words, here:

(Such a challenge--if I had leaned to the right about 18", I could have gotten all the crap out of the view. However, I risked him moving when I simply very slowly leaned slightly backwards and lifted the camera off the desk (also which meant I stopped using the keyboard)--his ears immediately turned back to me, so I had to look away and make keyboard noises until his ears went forward again. Leaning slowly in the chair doesn't make much noise, but enough that dogs hear it. Clicking this one shot caused him to leap up and come over to check out what's going on. Now he's curled up in bed in the other room instead. Another dream of a perfect shot crushed. And you can see that even as I lifted the camera to my eye, his ears are already starting to point back towards me.)

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