A Dog's Life

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    Jun 12, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    Since there seem to be some dog lovers here, you might also like this other video of Jack (whom I introduced last night with the bath video, http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1617054).

    This is a time-lapse I made of him to see what he does all day while we're at work. It spans eight hours. I was a little shocked, actually, when I saw the results. I assure you nothing was edited out. I left the clock there to prove that it is continuous.

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    Jun 12, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    HaHa, loved it. We always knew dogs loafed all day, now we have proof.
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    Jun 12, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
    19c79 saidSince there seem to be some dog lovers here, you might also like this other video of Jack (whom I introduced last night with the bath video, http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1617054).

    This is a time-lapse I made of him to see what he does all day while we're at work. It spans eight hours. I was a little shocked, actually, when I saw the results. I assure you nothing was edited out. I left the clock there to prove that it is continuous.



    Wow, Jack needs a playmate. A cat or another dog? icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 12, 2011 6:49 PM GMT
    @wrestlervic, @theantijock, Jack is 11 years old. We've tried play dates and he doesn't so much enjoy them, as puts up with them. He's just not a "running around" kind of dog. Believe me.

    I have a lot of experience with dogs, and one thing I've learned is that they, like humans, have personalities. My old Jack Russell, for example, would not have been good in an apartment, even though he was a third of Jack's size. He needed to run. He needed space. Jack doesn't.

    It might seem counterintuitive, but often medium-sized and large dogs are much better for apartments than small dogs, because they tend to have more mellow personalities. Jack goes out for walks twice a day, except when it's raining--he refuses to go out then.

    Even when we stay home, he doesn't much appreciate the company. If we're on the couch, he'll sit and stare at us, whining until we get off and let him take his spot.
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    Jun 12, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    theantijock saidYou shouldn't have that big dog in an apartment. He needs a yard to run around in.


    But he has Central Park to run around in.

    When I lived in Chicago boystown, I had trouble finding a breeder that would let me adopt; for the same reason. I literally had to visit and bring pictures of the lakefront and parks a block away, with the dozens of dogs all wrestling and fetching, rain or shine.

    It got me up and moving every day even when I felt like spending the whole day like Jack here. Jack seems pretty content with the arrangement; regardless of what happens when dad gets home.

    My sister's dog enjoys bootcamp when I watch him, but is glad to return to his life of leisure. I was babysitting her son the other day and laughed out loud at a note from her housekeeper. "sorry I didn't make the bed. I tried all day but couldn't get Rudy off of it"
    HA!

    side note:
    Unbeknownst to the other, we each adopted a puppy on the same day, and named him Rudy
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    Jun 12, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    19c79 said@wrestlervic, @theantijock, Jack goes out for walks twice a day, except when it's raining--he refuses to go out then.

    Even when we stay home, he doesn't much appreciate the company. If we're on the couch, he'll sit and stare at us, whining until we get off and let him take his spot.



    Hahahahahahahaha
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    Jun 12, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    I read somewhere that most domesticated dogs sleep 75% of the time.

    I was hoping my dogs would be playmates with each other too; but turned out when no humans are home, they tend to just find their own spots in the house and snooze away (take away the time to bark at any little noises they hear, and leaving little "surprises" for people to discover, of course. icon_evil.gif )

    I think I'm in like with Jack... A Lot. Thanks for sharing another video. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 12, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    That was hysterical, and proves what I suspected before I got my second dog, when I'd find the first - despite over a thousand square feet of apartment - curled up under the foyer table with one eye on the front door in the exact same position I'd left him in. (Of course I probably wore him out what with walking him up to 4 hours a day.) Being a trained show dog he was always extremely reserved and obedient but while I knew he loved me his tail was rarely up and I knew he wasn't truly happy - when I'd return he'd greet me with just a languid raise of his head and an "Oh - you're back" look. Standard poodles being particularly sociable I decided then and there that he needed company so I got him a little sister, an evil genius who can open doors velociraptor-style and taught him one bad habit after another. Now his tail's always up and if I didn't train them to wait until I rested my bags and sat down they'd be leaping up at my face the second I opened the door, vying for kisses. As for sleeping together all day they're a real team, trading guard duty so the other can relax.
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    Jun 12, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    Jeez .... I only Wish my two guys would be Half as docile as this pup is icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 12, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    The clip is genius. Also, the soundtrack is very "Unbearable Lightness of Being". Kudos to Jack and his human.
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    Jun 12, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    my pit does the same thing lol lol. u think they r all nuts running around then that. which way should i sleep it het only thing he is thinking at that time lol lol.
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    Jun 12, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Now I see where the expression "dog tired" comes from! icon_lol.gif

    Very cute video and it has me wondering what my three little wieners are up to during the day while I'm gone. icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 12, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    What a great video! I suspect my lab does the same thing as there is a place in our couch that is about an inch lower than the rest of it.
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    Jun 12, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    19c79 said@wrestlervic, @theantijock, Jack is 11 years old. We've tried play dates and he doesn't so much enjoy them, as puts up with them. He's just not a "running around" kind of dog. Believe me.


    Even when we stay home, he doesn't much appreciate the company. If we're on the couch, he'll sit and stare at us, whining until we get off and let him take his spot.


    Sounds like my husky Lena, except she loves road trips she just lounges around all day when I'm home though.
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    Jun 13, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Thanks, everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)
  • ChicoUrbano

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    Jun 13, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    wow that is crazy!! I would have never imagined that he would only sleep all day long. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2011 1:45 AM GMT

    No doubt that video was made the day AFTER his bath.....icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    No doubt that video was made the day AFTER his bath.....icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Wouldn't be surprised.

    He's probably half as restless when he hasn't been bathed. Even dogs have nightmares..
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    Jun 13, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    Brilliant icon_lol.gif

    You must have one comfy couch
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    Jun 13, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    I'll have to videotape my beagles during the winter when they are mostly in the house....... they aren't quite as "relaxed" as Jack. Zach would be everywhere and Buddy woiuld probably "ham it up" for the video...LOL
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    Jun 13, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI'll have to videotape my beagles during the winter when they are mostly in the house....... they aren't quite as "relaxed" as Jack. Zach would be everywhere and Buddy woiuld probably "ham it up" for the video...LOL


    I've known a few Beagles...and if there is ONE think they are NOT, it's "relaxed"....icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    I have a great idea....why don't we all ask Constantino to submit a weekly serial of: "Jack's Life". OR if anyone else has a vid to post of their little critter...it could be our weekend treat of "Animal Lover" !!!
    Beats the heck out of the "guy above you".......icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • BardBear

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    Jun 13, 2011 9:52 AM GMT
    Further proof that if reincarnation is true, well, I'm coming back as a dog. So what if you have to eat dog food--thing of what you get in return. The need to be lazy!

    Peace,
    Bardy
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    Jun 13, 2011 11:28 AM GMT
    Friendsrbetter saidI have a great idea....why don't we all ask Constantino to submit a weekly serial of: "Jack's Life". OR if anyone else has a vid to post of their little critter...it could be our weekend treat of "Animal Lover" !!!
    Beats the heck out of the "guy above you".......icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    hahah... I'll see what I can do. But, yeah, it would be awesome to see videos of others' pets. I agree, they are much more entertaining than the "guy above" threads. :-)
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    Jun 13, 2011 11:33 AM GMT
    oh, good lord! that is absolutely hilarious. i have long envied my dogs as i trundled off to work at 4 AM. this video only strengthens that sentiment. great work. icon_smile.gif