Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dogs for Sale 
This is a wonderful business. We love what we do, but the honest truth is that filming dogs is the worst job we have. We both would rather pick up a yard full of poop than do a dog video. Our marriage is always in serious trouble on video day and we know it. I want to do something cool, and he doesn't want to do it at all. We swear to each other that we are not going to fight, no, not this time, but rarely do we keep our oath. You see, when you point a camera at Norman, he transforms into an instant grouch. It is the same reaction you would get if you were, say, holding a gun on him. Not only is he camera shy, he actually would like to strangle you because he is busy. "He has dogs to train," and he resents this little interruption, like a dog can sometimes resent a down. Oh, he will do it, because he has to, but don't expect him to be happy about it. No sir, not happy!  I kindly say to him, "Carry on, don't mind me. I will just shoot a little, while you train your dogs. Can we just go over there, where it's better light? Do that again  No, I missed it. Can you do it just one more time? If you wouldn't mind hurrying up, I have my own work to do. No, I said I missed it. Well since I am already standing here, why don't you send her the other way? Well, that's boring, that's why. Forget it, just forget it!"The good news is, we're still in love and still married, and the sale dog videos are up on the sale page. Here is the link http://www.handhills.com/sale_dogs.html
Now get to watching them!!

6 comments:

  1. OMG!! That sounds exactly like another dog couple we both know and love. When she reads this she will get a good laugh.

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  2. Oh YOU KNOW IT!!! Louanne pegged us. I had to read it out loud to Scott. We have different reasons but we hate the dog videos too. Scott wants to make a Scorsese film that shows everything the dog learned from birth at every different angle and then repeat. I just want to shoot a trial course. And I HATE it when he talks to me behind the camera and wants me to answer!

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  3. ha ha I knew it just couldn't be us. "Stop talking to me when I am filming, you are ruining it!!!"

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  4. LOL I love this. Sounds like my husband and I when we try to talk about computers!

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  5. Vickie, he's always been like this - Mum always complained you couldn't get a decent photo of him because he always pulled a face! I'll have to try and dig out some old family photos to send you - just don't tell him!

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  6. Sheila, I suspected as much I would love pictures!!! vic

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