Dec 10, 2009

Popcorn Pups: Part II

Bruno plays the popcorn game pretty well. He also has had lots of practice over the years.

Perhaps it's his Freakishly Large Head (FLH) that allows him to stand still in one place and effortlessly land a flying popcorn into his mouth.

Bruno won't lie. He was really impressed with Vinnie's rapture move. So impressed, he decided to give it a spin. Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

"You gotta lift your chest higher, "advises Vinnie.
"Do it like this!"

Bruno's a quick learner!

He's also very damn diligent about not letting one kernel escape!

But, because of his extremely bad hips, I didn't want him to keep trying out the rapture move. I decided to give him easy throws...just don't tell him, ok? ;-)

At first I really believed Carmela didn't understand the rules of the popcorn game.

I'd throw one and she'd just watch it fall to the ground. She'd then look at me as if asking...

"Why are you throwing
stuff at me?!"

She would just watch it go by in front of her and then stand there perplexed when it landed on the floor.

"Honestly, it's rude
to throw things at people."

Vinnie was super tempted on more than one occasion to intercede.

But I had to tell him to get back in order to help Carmela learn the rules of the popcorn game.

"Ok, you throw another kernel
at my face and kiss your
ankles goodbye!"

It was then I realized she knew the rules of the game. She was just choosing to not follow them. She's smart enough to reinvent the rules so that they suite her better.

"Alright, new rules.
You will hand feed
popcorn from now on.
Got it?
None of this expecting me to eat
popcorn off the dirty floor!"

What can I say? I'm a really keen about my ankles!


  1. BOL! Great pictures again. Carmela is a smart girl!

    Stella & Gunther

  2. Discretion is the better part of popcorn.

  3. Great pictures! Love the one of Bruno trying to get the kernel from under the fridge.

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  4. Best blog on the internet -- hands down!

  5. I really like your action shots...what kind of camera are you using?

  6. @Schwang: I use a Canon Rebel xti. An ancient thing in terms of today's technology, but manages to get me some hilarious dog shots every now and then. :)

  7. Oh...Carmela
    You're tiny master.


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