Even though Kamp is over for now, there will still be mini-challenges each month courtesy of our newest coach. I can’t wait (and I know my squishy core can still use some more work).
I’d still like to put in a formal request that Koly engage in some (videotaped) Prancercise, with or without a John Mayer soundtrack. (Pretty please? I’ll even try to see if I can figure out how Tavish can do the Flo in return.)
On a tangentially related note, today happens to be Take Your Dog to Work Day. I wonder if you could bring your dog to the office gym. (Probably not.)
Finally, I leave you with today’s video. I’m kind of in love with it – it makes me want to finally learn how to edit a decent video and come up with something amazing for the next session of K9 Kamp.
Even though this session of Kamp has come to an end, you can still enter to win an awesome grand prize package until Tuesday, June 25. Go check it out!
Finally, here’s what we were up to on the blog this week:
This one might be my favorite. I love the idea behind it.
Speaking of Barkitecture, it’s also the name of a pretty cool annual festival in Austin. Sadly, it doesn’t happen in July, which is when I went to Austin last year. Anyway, check out some of the photos.
Looks like there’s something similar in Houston and in California (and some other places) too. There needs to be one near me!
Honestly though, even if we had a dog mansion, I’m pretty sure my dogs would just nap in the grass or the dirt instead when they are hanging out in the yard. That’s just how they roll.
Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright designed a dog house at the request of a young boy? It turns out, however, that FLW was not in tune with his inner canine. The boy’s dog, Eddie, was not a big fan of the work.
It seems that there was once a show called Barkitectureon the DIY Network. I am intrigued… is it still on? If not, what happened to it? And how did I miss it?
You know, when I was a kid, one of our dogs used to sleep on the roof of his dog house, like Snoopy. That roof was flat, however. Snoopy’s house seems kind of pointy on top. That can’t be good for his back.
Anyway, here’s how some toy manufacturers got around that problem:
Let us never speak of that terrifyingly large Woodstock again.
Still need to fill out your Oscar ballot? Here’s one way to make your picks.
I was torn between two videos this week, both starring the canine star of a past Best Picture winner: Uggie from The Artist! Although this one features Uggie in a tie, the corny humor in the video below edged it out by the slimmest of margins.
The dogs… they are evolving. Now that they can communicate by means other than the Twilight Bark, I’m pretty sure they’ll be taking over soon.
First Skype… then the world.
Um, seriously… pretty soon we’ll be working for the dogs. (Oh wait, I already do. Don’t laugh. You probably do too. Unless you have a cat, in which case both you and the dogs are probably on his payroll.)
Still not convinced? Dogs have already mastered more efficient modes of transportation. They’ve learned to brave the elements. I’m pretty sure that this dog will be organizing a canine Ocean’s Eleven any day now (with his pals George Cloonflea and Brad Sit). And let’s be honest – they’ve obviously conquered this whole blogging thing.
Despite my general lack of athletic ability, I’m kind of an Olympics nerd. I really enjoy watching them, so you can bet that tonight I’ll be watching the opening ceremony. The costume craziness is just too good to pass up. (My menu will not be as classy as this one, although I now really want this baking gear.)
I’m fond of (watching) many sports, but I’ll always have a soft spot for gymnastics. (I desperately wanted to take gymnastics classes as a child, but the logistics did not work out. To this day, I still can’t do a cartwheel.) As such, I enjoyed this salute to Olympic gymnast hair.
Lucky for me, I usually work from home on Fridays… which means that I can take Bella to work with me today without having to actually take her anywhere. Given that Bella gets carsick in a rocking chair, this situation is ideal. We’ll have our own version of Paw-fice Space right here at home – Bella takes her Floor Patrol duties very seriously.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I confess that I sang “9 to 5″ the entire time I was writing this post. It’s going to be in my head all day now. It’s enough to drive me crazy if I let it. (See what I did there?)
So, tell me… have you ever taken your dog (or other pet) to work?
Finally, here’s your video for the week… I’m loving this ad from Guinness:
What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? I’ll be having a few friends over for dinner and beer. Can’t go wrong with that, in my opinion. Well, unless you’re this guy. (Might as well end today’s post on a beer-related note. So, enjoy these videos of animals burping. You’re welcome.)
Another topic that makes frequent appearances? Space. So, without further ado, I give you this week’s video: Corgis… in… space!
(If you can’t get enough space, go watch Nyan Cat too. Someone should come up with Nyan Gosling Cat. Get on it, Internet.)
That concludes your regularly scheduled linkage. Before I go, you should know that a pretty cool event is going on in blogland this weekend – it’s a Blogpocalypse! A group of wonderful bloggers will be participating in a blogathon to raise support for various causes. I hope you’ll check them out. (If you do, you might even see a guest post from me over at My Brown Newfies!)