Monday, May 24, 2010

Yes, my dog DOES watch the Dog Whisperer

You can google yourself silly with "dogs watch TV" as the search words, and everybody tells you that dogs cannot make out either sounds or images on television.  Iris proved this theory wrong the first week I had her; I was watching Dog Whisperer, and she attacked my television.  Yes, she did.  It scared me, and I reprimanded her.
Tonight I put together several clips of her watching Cesar; you will see her watching closely, but she will no longer attack, because she knows she isn't supposed to do that.  Instead, she takes out her aggression on her toys.  I'm afraid I've given her some mental issues.
I've noticed that not only does she recognize dogs on TV, she now recognizes Cesar as well.  When he does that "SHHH...!" thing, she ducks.
Of course you think I'm hallucinating.  But my oldest grandson was here this evening, and he's my witness.  Ask him.
With no further ado, I give you the video of Iris watching The Dog Whisperer.


11 comments:

Your son said...

Mom, you got a fingerprint on the lens of your camera.

Mrs. L said...

That is fascinating.

Tawnya said...

My cat likes to watch Bog Cat Diary with me on the Animal Planet channel. All of the animals I have had liked to watch tv. I had a dog who loved to watch Scooby Doo with me, you know the cartoon. So you are not crazy at all.

Hollie said...

Very interesting! She's such a pretty dog. I'm so glad that you have one another!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Our Mia watches TV every night....she loves football....barks and jumps around when someone makes a good play!!

She's strange......Enjoy

Muhd Imran said...

That is interesting. Wonder what goes through that mind of Iris as she watches?

Barbara said...

Perhaps like me she's just really sick to death of reality TV shows and just wants to escape into a good old Turner Classic Movie.

madcobug said...

She really is intent on watching it. Looks like it might make her nervous. Maybe she thinks she should protect you from them. Helen

Alex said...

We have a Labrador that walks right up to the tv, a few cm's away, and stares every time he sees horses on tv. He even follows then around the screen if they are doing show jumping rounds.

Anonymous said...

She looks like she just wants to bust out with "BARK-BARK" but is really restraining herself. I gotta love the very last part of the video with her MilkBone in her mouth up to the camera. She is too cute.

Bnana

Anonymous said...

Iris is very smart. I think she understands a lot, she just doesnt know what to do with it. She is a good dog. Kelly