How many people can fit into the same outfit at age 14 and then again at 35? Not me. But Parker donned his old Halloween costume, sported four years ago. He helped greet all of the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood as well as many dressed up dogs. He was a big Halloween hit with kids, adults and our four-legged visitors.
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Who doesn’t take delight in a wagging tail greeting you at the end of a busy workday? Or, the purr of it kitten resting contently on your lap. For all of the people who understand the unique bond between animals and humans, this SoulPancake is for you.
On a recent trip to San Diego’s Coronado Dog Beach, Parker was introduced to ocean sand and water – both of which were foreign to our land-locked Dallas dog. Coronado’s leash-free, year-round dog beach runs along Ocean Boulevard. On the south side is the beautiful Hotel del Coronado and to the north is the scenic Point Loma skyline. It truly doesn’t get much better than this.
My husband posed the question “Why do dogs tilt their heads from side-to-side when you ask them a question?” Given the dismal economy, roller coaster-riding stock market and less than encouraging news all around, I was happy to delve into the deep-seated meaning of the doggy head cock. I thought it would be a Wiki-quick answer. Over 20 websites and blogs later, here’s what I found. Some dogs, such as Spaniel Parker, have pendulous (meaning hanging down loosely) ears that obstruct sounds. Short story: Sound waves get muffled by their thick ears. The dog has to cock his/her head so that sound waves can pass through their big, heavy ear flap before reaching their eardrums. I also learned that high-pitched sounds get their attention because they resemble the noises made by traditional prey such as rabbits or chipmunks. I believe all of this. But, I also believe that dogs quickly learn to interpret words that have meaning to them. Parker’s favorites are food, treats, cheese and bye-bye. Just say any one of these words and he is yours. Anyone have any other words that drive your dog or dogs to frenzied happiness?
A must-see: “My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story.” The documentary explores the unique relationships between people and their pooches, featuring candid interviews with some of my favorite actors/actresses, such as Lynn Redgrave, Edie Falco, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Glenn Close – not to mention designer Isaac Mizrahi. Do you love dogs and need a reason to smile? I bet you would enjoy this Netflix rental.
Parker’s first solicited, non-paid acting gig for his favorite dog food, Precise Holistic. The company’s smart marketing people saw a blog I posted earlier in the year and asked if Parker would act in a YouTube video. As you can see, he was totally up for the task.
What does the Parker iMovie app video look like in high-definition? Since the app will only allow you to post a low-res version, I had to transfer the HD video onto my computer and then onto YouTube. If you click 720p HD – right next to the video scroll bar – you will see the video at its highest resolution. HD video on your phone, gotta’ love it.