Jan 19, 2009

Pawtograph anyone?

We spend our Saturday mornings on our dogs, Karma and Rylie (can you say spoiled b*tches). We take them to flyball practice at a local park with the rest of the team (canines with human counterparts). Our gals are high energy dogs, and we find this mentally wears them out and they spend the rest of the day sleeping, as very satisfied pooches. Once in a while we take them to tournaments, and occasionally the team performs demos for various events. In October, we did a demo for Nickelodeon's Worldwide FIDO awards as a sort of halftime entertainment. We spent Thursday preparing to film on Friday, to air that Sunday. Fred Willard hosted and the building was full of excitable four legged pooches and already excited kids.

We had to fill out union paperwork as "background actors," had our own green room (nothing fancy), and were offered hair and make up services (for dogs and humans). The dogs performed flawlessly, despite the camera, lights, and crowd. All that time resulted in only 20 seconds of run time, but the dogs had a lot of fun. And we can call ourselves background actors. And we got free t-shirts.

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