Loldogs: CJ Has Joined The Pack

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Ah loldogs. The inevitable backlash to the domination of lolcats where an image or photograph of a cat is combined with idiosyncratic and grammatically incorrect text intended to cause great mirth. Let’s face it. Cats have had their time – now it is time for dogs to rise… namely as they are now flying helicopters.

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Does Canine Advertising Work On CJ?

So this week, the various news outlets and media stations were excited to announce that the UK was showing the first ever advert for dogs.

Of course the advert was for dog food (Bakers if you must know) and was apparently designed to appeal to canine viewers.

The ad, based on The Italian Job, reportedly features a range of high-pitched whistles and barks that are inaudible to humans. However dogs are expected to react to the ad by pricking their ears, wagging their tails and generally getting excited by what they were seeing.

As I work in marketing, this got me curious so I decided to test it out on CJ. The result? I don’t think she was that impressed. In fact, I think she was wondering more about where the sound was coming from and why I disturbed her nap for this ridiculous experiment.

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Ill, Caged And Bemused By Builders

CJ has had a rough week. Not only is she apparently infected with a horrible parasite (courtesy of frolicking in muddy puddles), but as we have had builders in recently, she has had to stay in her crate in order to stay out of their way. Naturally, she hasn’t enjoyed this.

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Now For Something Completely Different: Dogs Singing The Star Wars Theme

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Completely nothing to do with CJ, but as a Star Wars fan this had to be shared.

Enjoy.

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Controlling The Rebellion With An Inflatable Shark

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CJ is still going through a rebellious phase and as a result, Helen is going back into full on training mode. While things seem to be progressing well, there are still moments of full out defiance. A prime example of this occurred last week.

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Teenage Tantrums And Going Back To Basics

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It seems that shaving CJ last month has had unfortunate consequences. She now hates us – specifically me.

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I Just Shaved An Entire Dog

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As a man with a gratuitous amount of facial hair (it even grows under the eyes), I am no stranger to shaving. However shaving a 7 month old puppy with masses of hair while she is struggling and crashing from a sugar high (note to self: don’t feed puppies cookies) is no easy task.

Currently I have black fur everywhere. My eyes, my face, my clothes, even in my throat. I think it’s even up my nose. It was horrendous. Helen has been meaning to give her a trim for ages and refuses to take her to the dog grooming place around the corner because “it costs too much and they sedate the dogs.”

I can see why.

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They’re a nightmare. Plus it takes ages and almost caused the trimmers to explode due to the sheer mass of hair.

As a result, CJ looks… a mess. I’ve never tried to cut my own hair, but I imagine if I tried, it would look no better than this attempt.

Apart from this, Christmas has been relatively stress free. CJ gorged herself on turkey, beat my grandfather at a tug-o-war tournament, dove in the muddiest puddles she could find at Ashton Court and destroyed her new tug rope in 24 hours.

For your amusement, some choice snaps of the festive period.

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