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Friday, December 27, 2013

Surprise! You have just gotten a new puppy, collection.

How would you like to get a new puppy for Christmas?  In this blog post is a collection of people (mostly kids) that have gotten new puppies for Christmas as surprise gifts.  Check these videos out



Well, another Christmas has come and gone and 2014 is only 5 days away (at least at the time of this post).  If you are like most people here in America (and many countries around the globe), I am assuming you have opened presents on Christmas morning (which was Wednesday this year) and enjoyed the gifts you got from family and friends.  I got a few nice new things myself, including a new Samsung Galaxy phone (I have another one, but the batteries seem to be going bad in it), Dell Tablet (similar to the Microsoft Surface), Minecraft for the Xbox 360 and Grand Theft Auto China Town Wars (this list can go on).  Anyways, on to the topic of this post, have any of you been surprised with a new puppy (or kitten for that matter, though I can talk about that in another post)?  If so, is it the breed you wanted?  Were you surprised when you got your new puppy?  I've never been surprised with a puppy myself, but I have had several dogs myself over the years (currently I have a golden retriever and a bichon fries shih Tzu, though techinically I also have a st Charles caviler dog too, though he belongs to my brother Brett and his girlfriend Jocelyn). Of course, I was with my family when we got each of our dogs.  For Angel, (the bichon frise shih Tzu), we bought here from some of our family friends (Suzanne Hund) who were breeding their dogs at the time.  For Tucker, I was there when we picked him up from a breeder my father new (in fact, we almost wound up with 2 golden retrievers that day, though Tucker was definitely a handful and 2 goldens may have been too much for us, especially considering that we also had Angel too). 

Anyways, I have seen several videos on youtube about people getting surprised by puppies at Christmas time (or birthdays for that matter too).  And here are several videos I have found that are worth sharing.

 

Video 1 - Xmas Puppies - Reaction video (posted by Mike Middlebrooks on Youtube)



This video seems to have been taken about a week before Christmas and this video, the kids came home from school (was probably the last day of school before Christmas break) and were surprised by 2 new Siberian husky puppies (btw, the person filming showed the 2 puppies before putting them  in the box).  I like how the kids reacted when they saw that they had 2 new puppies.  By the way, I bet you don't see surprises like this one every day.  I've been considering getting a husky myself someday but having my parents surprise me with new husky puppies seems unlikely (especially considering that we have 2 dogs already), plus nobody else in the family seems to be interested in getting a husky, so I don't really see myself getting one anytime soon (maybe if I had a lot of money and had my own place, I might consider it more seriously).  Anyways, I bet the kids were pretty happy about getting their new dogs.  On the flipside, I am sure the 2 huskies will definitely be a handful for the family considering that huskies have lots of energy and all.

Video 2 - Girls getting surprised with a new yorkie puppy (I think it is a yorkie).  Posted by Holly Kamal on Youtube.



Here is a cute video.  You get some random young girls playing a game on the Nintendo wii (I have no idea what their names are).  Anyways, apparently at least one of them wanted a new Yorkie puppy (apparently they had another one, but it may have passed away and now she wanted a new one).  Anyways, the father walks into the room holding a puppy in his arm (presumably a Yorkie puppy, though I don't know for sure if that is a yorkie or not).  Anyways, I like how the girls get all emotional when they see they have gotten a new puppy.

 

Video 3 - Baby Husky Christmas Surprise - posted by angelacostales on YouTube.  Note: if you don't know what to look for, pay attention to the "bump" in the older guy's shirt (I won't spoil it for you)





I just liked the look on the kid's face.  Apparently he wanted a new puppy, and at first it looked like he wasn't going to get one.  However when he got picked up from school by his father (I am assuming the older guy is the kid's father), it turns out his father was holding a female Siberian husky puppy under his shirt.  Apparently the kid thought that the puppy was a cat at first, but obviously it turned out to be a puppy instead.  Can't you imagine your parents suprising you with a puppy like that too? 

Video 4 - McKenna's Christmas Puppy Surprise (she gets a golden retriever puppy).  Posted by jralston11 on youtube.




Considering that I have a golden retriever myself, I think it is only fitting to share a video of someone getting a golden retriever puppy for Christmas and in this video, there is a girl (I am assuming her name is McKenna) opening presents and soon she learns that she just got a new golden retriever puppy.  I liked how she got all emotional when the puppy first appeared and how she was holding the puppy.  Remember, I was there with my family when we got Tucker (our golden retriever) back in 2007, but McKenna was definitely in for a surprise when she got her puppy.  Note: the parents don't really make a formal appearance in the video so I don't know who they are.

 

Video 5 - Natalie's Christmas Day Surprise - posted by Blebsie on Youtube




Ah, there are so many videos to choose from, but this one caught my attention.  It is one thing to get a puppy by the Christmas tree, in this video, Natalie's new puppy gets delivered right to her doorstep.  I am not really sure what kind of breed the puppy is (some white dog) but Natalie seemed to be pretty pleased to get her new puppy (to say the least).  Reminds me a bit of what you might see on May Day (May 1) in popular culture where people get special deliveries at their doorstep. 

There are so many different videos of people getting surprised with puppies for Christmas (as well as other occasions for that matter) but this list would be extremely long if I listed them all.  You can find more on youtube and other video sites.

 

Bonus Clip 1 - Random people getting puppies for Christmas Compilation video 2013 (posted by EMRE AYDIN) on YouTube.  Here is a video someone posted about random people getting different puppies for Christmas (multiple breeds too).





Bonus Clip 2 - Last but not least, Snow Dogs the Movie trailer



I was originally planning to show a clip from the movie where Ted first meets Nana (the border collie) along with the 7 Siberian huskies in his deceased mother's cabin, but I can't find it on Youtube, so a trailer will have to do (btw, you can always buy the full movie on Amazon.com too).  Anyways, in this movie, Ted Brooks (the movie's protagonist) is in for a huge surprise that utterly changes the course of his life.  Initially he starts out as a dentist and lives a seemingly normal and confortable life in Miami Florida not knowing that his biological parents (Lucy and James Johnson) were in Toketna Alaska (Talkeetna?) .  However, Lucy dies towards the beginning of the movie (the movie doesn't elaborate on the backstory between Lucy and James Johnson), and Ted is in for a huge surprise when he is summoned to Alaska to collect on Lucy's will for Ted as he goes from having no dogs (in fact apparently he did not like dogs at the beginning) to not only getting a border collie, but also 7 Siberian huskies, including an unusually aggressive one named Demon (btw, aggressive huskies like the ones in Snow Dogs, are not normal and seem to be extremely rare in my experience with them as most huskies are friendly around people, including complete strangers).  Anyways, I won't get into the whole story of the movie, but can't you imagine what it must have been like for Ted's character?  You go from living a seemingly comfortable lifestyle in a very warm climate (Miami, Florida) to living in some small town in Alaska (which has a much colder climate on average) and not having any dogs to getting 8 of them (and having a border collie along with 8 fully grown huskies has got to be a huge handful to live with, especially when at least one of them don't seem to like you very much).  Eventually, the dogs warm up to Ted (including Demon) and he forms a dogsled team, but I can't imagine the magnitude of the change in lifestyle for Ted.

Well, that is all for this post.  Did you like this article?  Have you ever gotten a puppy for Christmas as a surprised gift?  Feel free to leave a comment below.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

picture of angel

I got a dell tablet for Christmas.  here is a picture I took of angel my dog

Tucker and Angel at Perrygain Lake State Park Near Winthrop, WA

Here is a video I took of my dogs when I was at Perrygain Lake State Park near Winthrop, WA.  Perrygain Lake is a relatively popular camping destination for my family and we have taken many trips there (usually at least week in the summer, though not every year).  This is also one of the few camping trips where Tucker was present too (usually my family only brings Angel since Tucker tends to be head strong and stubborn when going places).  My family has also been to Lake Wenatchee, Priest Lake Idaho, Cape Dissapointment and Camp Sherman (near Sisters, Oregon) for camping trips too.  One nice thing about Perrygain Lake is the high desert style feel to in as well as the Park style environment. Note: I was originally planning to make this video exclusive for my blog, but the uploader thing doesn't seem to be working properly and so I had to use Youtube to host the video and share it that way..



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Husky puppy scared of vaccum

Here is a funny video about a Siberian husky puppy that seems to be afraid of a vaccum.  Why the dog is afraid I do not know, but it was pretty funny to watch.


Commentary:
Pets can definitely get weird around things people use.  I know my dogs can act funny too when someone is vacuuming or mowing the lawn too.  The husky was pretty funny though and I like how he barks at the vacuum while it is going.  By the way, how do your pets react to vacuums?

Husky puppy irrational fear

Here is an interesting video you probably don't see everyday.  In this video, a Siberian husky obviously seems to be afraid of a trash can.  I don't know why the dog is afraid of garbage cans, but it is somewhat funny to watch.  By the way, do your pets have fears?



Gift Wrapping a cat - funny video

Here is a wtf video, that is somewhat funny that I found on StupidVideos.  In the video, some dude decides to gift wrap his cat.  Don't worry, no cats are harmed in the making of this video, plus the cat gets loose pretty quickly.  Note: I don't own a cat myself (I have 2 dogs instead).


I bet you do not see things like this every day.

Kyrvan hates his leash

Kyrvan hates his leash

You can see the video at http://youtu.be/bY9Ph9_MtSE (it appears the embed code has been disabled for this video, so you will have to watch it on youtube.  It is a pretty funny video about some dude trying to take his husky puppy for a walk, but the puppy obviously does not seem to want to do that.  By the way, stubborn dogs can be a challenge to walk when they grow up (especially bigger dogs like huskies).  I know my golden retriever, for example, will be stubborn when on leash sometimes and he likes to yank it out of my hands when he doesn't want to go for a walk.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Top 10 Animal Related Christmas / Winter themed movies to watch part 1 of 2

Ah, Christmas is just a few days away, and if you are looking for some Christmas or winter related movies with pets and animals in them, here are some you might like.  Here is the list and trailers for them.  Note: this list is too long to do in one post so I will break this up into 2 posts.

1. Jingle All the Way (with Jingle the husky)



I remember seeing Jingle all the Way (with Jingle the Siberian husky) last year and thought it was pretty cute.  It is a animated film about a husky named Jingle that befriends a boy and his family and sets out on an adventure to join them.  Definitely a story kids will like.

2. Snow Buddies



If you like golden retrievers or Siberian huskies, you will probably like this Disney movie.  It is one of the newer movies in the Airbud franchise (though the latest one is Super Buddies) featuring Airbud the Golden Retriever, his "wife" along with several different golden retriever puppies.  In this installment, the buddies try to raid an ice cream truck in Fernfield, WA and accidently find themselves going on a trip to a town in Alaska and meet up with a Alaskan husky (which looks more like a Siberian husky than an Alaskan husky in my opinion) name Shasta and a boy named Adam who wants to start his own dog sled team and go on a dog sled race.  There are some Christmassy themes in the movie too as well.  I also like how the dogs are able to "talk" in the movie (much like how it is in homeward bound).  Foods for thought: 1) most of the movie was actually filmed in the Vancouver area of British Columbia (namely near Lander BC and the Mt Seymoor area).  2) Fernfield does not seem to be a real town in Washington State, though I think the name might be referring to Ferndale, Washington (which is a town located about halfway between between Bellingham and Blaine here in Washington).  3) Shasta: an Alaskan husky or Siberian husky?  While the movie claims that he is an Alaskan husky, Shasta looked more like a Siberian husky to me.  Alaskan huskies are basically a mutt version of the Siberian husky and are often used as sled dogs in Alaska (especially for dogsled races like the Iditarod) and look more like the dogs I saw in Skagway Alaska (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tg8oaTUOJQ) to see what Alaskan huskies look like). 
(note this list will be added to over time).

3. Batman Returns


While Batman Returns is not really a Christmas movie per se, it does have some Christmassy themes in it (like Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and snow).  Anyways, Batman Returns is definitely a hit if you like superheroes and DC comic characters.  It is the 2nd of the 1980s' era Batman (directed by Tim Burton, with Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman) and is arguably one of the darkest installments in the series, though it does have lots of action in it where Bruce Wayne returns as Batman and this time around he is up against the evil Penguin (who was a gangster rejected at birth and wants to become mayor in Gotham) and the seductive and sinister Selena Kyle / Catwoman (who is madly in love with Bruce Wayne, Batman's alter ego), which complicates matters.  Animal-wise, the film features cats (though they are mostly black cats), penguins (though I am not sure if they are real penguins or not), and bats.  While this film may be too dark for children, it is definitely a thrill ride worth watching around Christmas time.

4. Snow Dogs


Here is another film for those of you who like Siberian huskies as well as those of you who like border collies.  While this film may be a little cheesy for adults, kids will probably like it.  In this winter comedy (which seems to be somewhat of a parody to the movie, Iron Will), there is an African American dentist named Ted who has been living a comfortable life in Miami, Florida.  However unbeknownst to Ted, in reality, he was adopted as a baby with his "parents" being his adoptive parents, and naturally, the course of Ted's life makes dramatic turn when he learns that his real mother had died (the movie doesn't really elaborate on the back story) and he was included in her will.  He goes to Alaska to collect on his will, which turns out to be his mother's cabin in the woods near the small town of Tolketna, Alaska along with all of her dogs, which includes a border collie and 7 Siberian huskies (including an unusually aggressive Siberian husky named Demon).  Ted soon moves to Alaska and slowly adjusts to the life in Alaska, along with learning to bond with the dogs as well as learning how to raise a sled dog team (with funny results too).  In addition, he must also deal with a cranky mountain man named Thunder Jack (who is really Ted's biological father unbeknownst to Ted) that is jealous of Ted and wants the sled dogs (he wants to use them in the upcoming Arctic challenge dog sled race), which makes things more interesting.  This movie ends with a happy ending (I won't spoil it for you) and is is pretty funny to watch and is definitely a cute movie to watch if you like sled dogs.  Foods for thought: 1) it appears that much of the movie (at least the "Alaska" portion) was filmed in Alberta (Canmore/Banff area) which is pretty much in the Canadian Rockies near Jasper National park.  Also, I wonder if Tolketna Alaska is referring to Talkeetna Alaska (which is a town in Alaska that is situated about halfway between Ancorage and Fairbanks  2) Interestingly, when Ted first meets the huskies, they attack him and in my experience, huskies are not normally aggressive dogs (not that they are never aggressive) and are usually friendly around strangers.  I saw one husky in Whistler that didn't seem very friendly, but most huskies and malamutes I have seen are friendly dogs and will usually let you pet them if you approach them.  Some can be playful too (I often see this with malamutes by the way, like the one I saw at the Dry Falls area in Washington a few years ago as well as a young malamute I saw at the evergreen state fair last summer). 

5. Muppet's Family Christmas


  In my opinion, no Christmas is complete without watching Muppet's Family Christmas at least once.  The movie is definitely a guilty pleasure to watch as an adult but can be popular with families and kids around Christmas time (I know my family usually watches it at least once or twice around Christmas time each year).  It is basically about the Muppets gang getting together and visiting Fossie's Mother at her farm house (though they seem to catch her by surprise as she was originally planning to go to Malibu California for Christmas). While celebrating the holidays at the farm house, the gang is also eventually joined by other characters in the muppet's universe including the Sesame Street Gang, Miss Piggy (who was out shopping when a blizzard hit), and the fragile rock gang (seems to be one of the few cross over movies involving characters from Muppets, Sesame Street and Fragile rock.  In addition to the Muppets, Doc (the man who was originally planning to stay at Fossie mother's house) has a dog named Sprocket (not sure what breed he is) which is somewhat entertaining too.  The movie is also famous for its songs, the humorous incident where a talking turkey meets up with the Swedish chef (don't worry nobody dies in the movie) who wants to cook the turkey, tributes to Muppet Babies, and other clich├ęs.  It is hard to really get into the details about the movie without spoiling it, but it is definitely a funny and cute movie about Muppets and animals.  This movie might be too lighthearted for teenagers and young adults, but kids and families will likely like the movie.  My only disappointment in the movie is that the current (VHS/DVD) version of the movie is somewhat shorter than the original cut since the original version had longer scenes, more music (like the scene that plays tribute to Muppet Babies where the younger version of the Muppets sing "Santa Claus is coming to town", which was much longer in the original cut) and was funnier to watch.  Though, according to Wikipedia the edits were due to copyright issues (which prevented them from showing up on the final cut).

Well, that is all for part one.  Stay tuned for part 2.  By the way, do you have movies that should be added to this list?  Feel free to leave a comment below.

Nintendo Wii playing dog - funny stuff

Hey do you have a Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect or a PS Move?  I have both a Wii and a Kinect (you know those game systems that operate with motion sensors (such as the wii remote for the wii or even just using your entire body on the Kinect).  Anyways, here is a funny video I saw on Stupidvideos about a dog (not sure what breed it is) playing Wii Sports with his buddy.  It is hard to really talk about the video without showing you, so here is the original video:

I've always wondered if pets could play video games (like the Nintendo Wii) and I bet you don't see any videos like this one everyday.  I do feel a bit sorry for the dog though since the wii remote seemed to be strapped to the dog's leg, but it is funny how the dog was able to move his paws and "hit" the tennis balls while playing wii tennis.  Also, it is interesting how the dog's avatars are both dogs.

What do you think of this video?  I wonder if you could do a similar video with Xbox Kinect

Tucker Plays in the Sprinker and gets muddy - funny video.

This video is a classic (and I took the video a few years ago).  In this video, Tucker was still a relatively young dog (maybe about 1 or 2) and Tucker is the type that will play with the sprinkler when you turn it on and let him (he actually tries to drink the water when he gets wet from a sprinkler or hose, but this one was pretty funny.  He got pretty muddy too.


By the way, this was not the first time Tucker played with a sprinker. There was another time I saw him playing with a sprinkler at Perrygain Lake State park.  I thought I got a video of it, but I think I may have lost it.  If I find it I will share it.

Here are some other funny videos involving dogs and sprinklers:



This list can go on, but I am sure you can find tons of videos of dogs playing with sprinklers and hoses

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Siberian Husky Puppy listening to Jingle Bells

Here is a funny video about a Siberian husky listening to a video showing a dog singing "Jingle Bells".  The dog is hearing some other dog "singing" Jingle bells and gets curious too. 




Gray Whale Baleen - San Ignacio Lagoon

I bet you don't see things like this everyday.  In this video, a young grey whale comes up to some boaters and lets them pet him and even seems comfortable with people touching his baleen.  I've never seen a whale getting so friendly like this one.  What do you think of encounters like this one?  By the way, I've never been to Baja California.  Also I wonder if there are any friendly whales elsewhere (like the Puget Sound)?



Friday, December 20, 2013

Kayakers get close-up look at blue whale

You know what would be more impressive than seeing a right whale up close and personal?  Getting close to a blue whale (they are apparently the largest animals on the planet, more so than right whales).  Check out this video below.




Incredible close encounter with a right whale

I bet you don't see videos like this one everyday.  In this video, a diver is swimming in the ocean somewhere (I am assuming the pacific ocean) and literally has a close encounter with a huge right whale.  This creature is huge but doesn't seem to mind the diver's presence as the whale seems to swim around the diver.


My  comments about this video:
I live close to the ocean myself  (Puget sound area) but I've never really had any close encounter with whales.  I remember seeing some orcas and humpbacks during the cruise to Alaska back in 2010 as well as seeing the ocassional porposes and minke whales in the Puget sound area, but I have never gotten close to a whale before like the diver does (though I have heard that some of the whales come close to the ships in some of the whale watching excursions in Alaska, though I didn't go on those excursions).  The experience had got to be very humbling for the guy given the massive size the creature is in comparison to the diver.  Have you ever seen an animal like this one up close and personal before?  On second thought, I do remember seeing a friendly dolphin once when I was a kid.  One time I went on a road trip to Florida my family (I used to have a grandfather that lived there before he passed away more than 20 years ago), and looking at some of the pictures from one of the trips, I remember going to some restaurant near Tampa and out on the docks near the restaurant there were some friendly bottlenosed dolphins hanging around close by (visitors could even pet the dolphins too).  Though obviously I was only a kid when I saw it but it was pretty impressive to see (especially considering that I haven't been to Florida since moving to Washington State back in 1994).

Fox Dives Headfirst Into Snow | North America

Foxes are definitely magnificent creatures and make good hunters too.  I feel sorry for the rat in the rat in the video, but naturally foxes are carnivores too.  Pretty impressive video in the snow.  I have heard that some dogs can hunt too (like huskies and german shepards). 


I should watch the North America series sometime and catch up on the episodes.

What is your dog breed profile?


picture of the dog breed questionnaire at Animal Planet

Hey everyone, I have 2 quick questions for you.  1. Are you thinking about getting a dog?  2.  Have you ever considered what breeds of dogs you want to get?  If you are undecided or want an idea of what kind of dog breed might be the best fit for you, I found an interesting breed questionare survey on the Animal Planet website that you might like.  It is a 10 question survey that gets an idea of your personality profile along with your preferences for dog types and gives you suggestions for the best breeds of dog(s) for you to get.  By the way, this survey might surprise you too since you might get results that you might not expect or thought of.  Also, you are welcome to agree or disagree with the results too.

Here are my results on the survey:

Pointer
Pointer
 
99% match
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
98% match
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois
98% match
Border Collie
Border Collie
98% match
Canaan Dog
Canaan Dog
98% match
Poodle (Standard)
Poodle (Standard)
98% match
American Foxhound
American Foxhound
97% match
Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie
97% match
Black and Tan Coonhound
Black and Tan Coonhound
97% match
Brittany
Brittany
97% match
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
97% match
Collie
Collie
97% match
 
English Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel
 
97% match
English Foxhound
English Foxhound
97% match
English Setter
English Setter
97% match
Gordon Setter
Gordon Setter
97% match
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
97% match
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
97% match
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
97% match 
 
Interestingly, golden retrievers never show up in these results even though I live with one.  I've also considered getting a husky or malamute too, but they don't show up in the results either.  By the way, what are your results?  Do you agree with your results too?

Possible Bigfoot video - sasquatch holding a baby sasquatch

Here is an interesting video I saw at Animal Planet about a possible Sasquatch holding a baby in someone's back yard.  Apparently it scared away several coyotes that were in the video before the sasquatch appeared.  Here is the video (originally posted on animal planet):


This video looks pretty authentic to me (though it is also a bit blurry too).  Could b a bear too, though it is hard to tell for sure.  What do you think?  Feel free to leave a comment below.  Personally I have yet to encounter a sasquatch myself (even though I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for almost 20 years now), but ultimately I will have to see the creature in order to truly believe they exist.  By the way, do you have any stories to share about bigfoot or similar creatures?  Note: I am not sure where this video was taken.

Tucker the Golden Retriever goes for a swim, must watch!!!

I am not sure if I have posted this before or not, but here is video I have of Tucker (the golden retriever) going for a swim at Perrygain Lake State park.  He loves the water and chasing after sticks in the water like he does in the video.  This video was taken about a year ago when we went to Perrygain Lake State park in Winthrop, WA.



Angel the shih tzu at Priest Lake

Here is a video I took of Angel (the shih Tzu) at Priest Lake Idaho a few years ago.  My family went on a camping trip to Priest Lake a few years ago and in this video, my father is walking her.  Sadly we did not bring Tucker with us (he stayed behind with Justin my brother).  I wanted to bring him, but he tends to be headstrong and can be difficult to handle at times (such as when camping or going for walks).  Though, he has been to Perrygain Lake State park a few times.



Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tucker and Angel playing in the snow

Here is a video I took about a year ago showing my dogs: Tucker and Angel playing in the snow.  It doesn't snow very often here in the Puget sound area here in Washington, but it does sometimes and in this video, we got quite a bit of snow.  Tucker is currently 6 years old and Angel is about 8 years old.  Anyways, here is the video below.  BTW, I am probably due for some new videos about my dogs.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Snow Day for Mishka & Laika!



Here is a video of Mishka and Laika the husky playing in the snow.  I guess huskies are called snow dogs for a reason.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Deer Prancing (shared by Corey on Youtube)

Here is a video shared by Corey on Youtube about a random prancing around in her yard somewhere in Arizona.  I bet deer would be an interesting site to see in desert areas like Arizona.  We get deer in Washington too.


Submitter comments:
This was filmed in Arizona. There were three white tail deer and one of them went nuts while prancing around. The greatest thing I have ever caught on camera!

Sports News - 3 - Air Bud VS. Pros (shared by Sam)

Here is a video shared by Sam on Youtube.  It is a short news video about Airbud at a professional basketball game.  By the way, I have to admit that Airbud definitely has talent for a golden retriever. I have a golden retriever myself (Tucker) and he doesn't know how to do basketball or shoot basketballs for that matter.  Though he does chase after lacross balls, tennis balls, and softballs when given a chance.  By the way, I have seen several of the Airbud movies and they are pretty fun to watch.  My favorite is probably Snow Buddies, where a bunch of golden retriever puppies accidently go up to Alaska and become sled dogs led by a kid named Adam.  That movie was pretty funny and cute too. 


Poster comments:
Air Bud is BACK!

Cute cat and dog (shared by Alex on Youtube)

Here is a youtube video shared by Alex from Youtube about a cute dog and cat hanging out together.  You don't see things like this every day you know.  Not sure why the dog was tied to the post or where the owner was though.



Poster comments:
So I was standing near the store and saw this two cute animals, cat was playing with completely strange dog.

Have content you want to share? Feel free to share it

Hey everybody, as you know this blog is full of videos, pictures, and similar media along with commentaries and all.  Now as much as I would like to do all of the work and find or take videos/pictures worth sharing, I wan to open up this site to you all?  Do any of you have videos, articles, pictures, etc you want to share or want me to post about?  It can be a video, animal related video game, animal related pictures (like the picture of a Siberian husky sitting outside a Starbucks store I took this week), news articles, or whatever. 

Suggested videos you are welcome to share:

1. Farm animals.  Bear in mind that I do not currently have any farm animals myself (no horses, cows, etc).  But if you live on a farm and have farm animal videos or pictures you want to share, be sure to let me know.  I will try to take videos and pictures of farm animals whenever I visit a farm, fair, etc if I find any worth sharing
2. Dogs and cat related videos.  Do you have video or pictures of your dog(s) or cat(s) you want to share?  Could be funny ones too.
3. Wild animals.  For example, deer, coyotes, wolves, bears, etc.
4. Cryptozoological creatures.  Do you think you have an authentic bigfoot or loch ness videos or pictures you want to share?  I am open to the possibilities they might exist (though I am an open minded skeptic on the issue).
5. Whale watching - do you ever go whale watching or get up close to whales (or similar animals in the ocean)?  Feel free to share.  I live close to the Puget sound here in Washington, though I rarely encounter whales myself (though I did see some orca and humpback whales when I went on a cruise to Alaska back in 2010). 
6. Trips to zoos and county/state fairs.  Did you see any animals that you want to share about?  Let me know and I will share them.
7. Cruises, road trips, etc.  Did you see any animals that you got video or picturess of and want to share them?  Let me know.
8.  Youtube videos (or similar viral videos).  Do you have videos you want to get more traffic to or think I should share on this blog?  Let me know.
9.  I will also allow video ads on this site as long as they are relevant to animals (such as the sierra club, commercials for national parks like Yellowstone, pet stores like petsmart and petco, as well as commercials for zoos, fairs, etc).

If you have videos, pictures or similar content you want me to share, feel free to let me know either by submitting a comment below or filling out a form I have set up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AspOK6y0twuZdDlmZWFlNVNsNE5lSzdVRG9kR3lGSXc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Note: I am going to be merging the husky videos blog with this one and so for now on all videos relating to huskies and malamutes will be shared here (can be for your benefit too since twitter doesn't seem to like posts from instant blog subscriber blog posts for some reason).

I will try to upload it as soon as possible (btw, you can also leave a comment if you have share something too so that I know).

Rules about subissions:
1. Must be animal related.  For example, videos on tvs or Xboxes for example will not be considered (unless if they are animal related, such as videos on movies like Airbud or similar animal movies or games like Nintendogs, Sims Pets, etc).
2. No spammy content.  Videos are okay though.  Google BlogSpot doesn't really like spammy content by the way so, this is for your benefit too.
3. Videos should be appropriate.  Porn, adult videos, and violent videos will be rejected (I might be willing to make exceptions from time to time though).  For example, no slaughter house videos or videos about pets being euthanized or abused.
4. Let's respect copyrights too.
5. Bear in mind that I mainly blog on a part time basis (I have 3 day jobs in addition to blogging) and so I can't promise fast response, but I will get to it as soon as possible.  Perhaps if I was earning ad revenue from this site I would be motivated to post more often, but until then I do this on the side.  Of course, if you want submissions done faster, feel free to either take some time to visit my sponsors or share the ads with people you know that might be interested in them.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Husky Puppy First Christmas Tree Happy Howlidays 2013

Do any of you have dogs at home?  I do and it can be fun celebrating holidays with your pets.  Anyways, here is a video posted by the gone to the snowdogs channel on Youtube.  Interestingly, the family now has 3 Siberian huskies and that has got to be a handful.  I have one large dog myself (golden retriever) as well as one small dog (Angel the shih Tzu), but I can't imagine what it would be like having 3 Siberian huskies (I bet they keep the family pretty busy though). 


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Animals vs Mirrors Compilation


Here is a funny video showing how different animals react when they see themselves in mirror.  Pretty funny video.  By the way, how do your animals react to mirrors


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mavis the Cat

This is my roommates cat who likes to play with pillows.

He once bit my ear and left me with a permanent scar.

That said, he is a great feline.

I've added some music to spice it up.

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Zak Green
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Siberian Husky hanging out by Starbucks in Whistler (non-video post)

Last week, I went to Whistler BC Canada with my family and on one of the days I was there, I got some Starbucks.  By the way, there are at least 2 Starbucks' in the Whistler Villiage, namely the one by Mongolie Grill and one across the street from the Carlbergs' gift shop (not sure how else to describe that one).  Anyways, I was at the Starbucks across the street from Carlbergs and I noticed a Siberian husky sitting in one of the chairs next to a table just outside of Starbucks.  Here it is:

  I've been to Starbucks stores many times in my life in various locations (even have friends and classmates that work at some of them, like Kimberly Cunzer who worked at the Covinton store for a while).  Anyways, while you do sometimes see people with dogs outside of Starbucks, I have never seen anything like this picture before.  Interestingly the dog is sitting next to a random lady (probably his owner) too.  I got a picture of this dog with my camera phone. 

By the way, there was also a couple across the street with 2 malamutes, but I think the husky had more style and looked better in pictures. 

Have any of you ever seen dogs sitting in chairs like this one before?

Naughty Husky Opens Baby Gate!!!!

Here is a funny escape artist video featuring a Siberian husky. 




Sunday, November 24, 2013

Funny Husky Compilation 2013


Did you know that Siberian huskies can be funny creatures? 

Alaskan Malamute way to wake you up, very funny

How would you like something like this to happen to you when waking up in the morning?  See video below


Commentary

Even my dogs will wake me up sometimes in the morning (especially Angel, the shih Tzu, who will whine by my bed side when she wants me to wake up), but I have never seen anything like this.  Looks like the malamute has lots of energy and wants to go for a walk.  By the way, my golden retriever usually has lots of energy in the mornings too (often wants to go out first thing in the morning).

Going to be merging this blog with the husky videos blog

Hey everyone.  As you probably know, I have two animal video related blogs, namely this one as well as my other blog called the husky videos blog, which you can find at http://www.instantblogsubscribers.com/?w=huskies.  Anyways, I have been busy lately and feel like it might be good to merge that blog with this one.  I will leave the other blog up for now, but I think for now on the vast majority of animal related videos (including ones on huskies and malamutes) will be featured on this site instead.  I do have my reasons too such as being busy and plus it appears that instant blog subscribers blog posts have been blacklisted on some sites (such as twitter), and that makes it nearly impossible to promote the posts on that blog.  Eventually I will probably closed down the other blog though (will move the videos over to this blog). 

Ultimate Funny Cats Compilation 2013 | Cat MEOW!



Who doesn't like cats?  Here is a funny video featuring cats doing crazy stuff.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cats Compilation video. Funny and cute at the same time

Hey, who here loves cats?  Here is a video I came across on Youtube you all might like.  It is a collection of videos about cats.  Pretty cute, yet funny video.  Check it out.



I actually don't have cats (I have 2 dogs instead, plus I am allergic to them too), but they are pretty cute in my opinion and sometimes funny to watch too. Do any of you have cats? Feel free to share this post or leave a comment below.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Looking for good places to take pictures or videos of animals? Consider attending a fair.

Ah, it is late August (this summer is going by fast in my opinion), and you know what that means: it is Fair Season (at least in most places).   In my neck of the woods, the Evergreen State Fair (in Monroe) has started up today and is supposed to run through Labor Day Weekend.   Did you know that fairs are often filled with animals just waiting to get their pictures or videos taken?  There are all sorts of cute animals to take pictures or photos of, including:
1. Dogs (assuming your fair has a dog show exhibit)
2. Cats
3. Pigs (swine)
4. Rabbits
5. Chickens
6. Geese and Ducks
7. Horses.  The evergreen state fair actually has several stables filled with horses
8. Cows
9. Sheeps
10. Goats
11.  Many of them have baby animals too like baby horses, lambs, calves, pigglets, puppies, kittens, and chicks. 
12. Sometimes exotic animals too (like reptiles, the camel video below, etc).

Here are some of the videos I have taken at fairs (partial list):

1. Camel at the Puyallup fair - yes I was there on the weekend when they had the "animals of the world" exhibit that usually takes place late September (I think they usually only have it during the last 2 weeks of the fair if I am not mistaken).



2. Siberian Husky and Bernese Mountain Dog at the Evergreen State fair (by the way, I think I have at least 2 other videos of this same dog

3. Samoyed being showed off at the Evergreen State Fair - in this video a Samoyed was being presented at one of the dog show events the fair was putting on

I also went to the Montana State Fair as well as the fair at Lynden, Washinton this year but while I did take some pictures with my windows phone, I didn't get any videos yet.  By the way, do any of you have videos or pictures you have taken at fairs that you want to share?  Let me know and I will post it.

Coming soon:  I am also planning to browse through fair videos (animal related ones only) and share some of the ones I like.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Best friends...starring a cat and a golden retriever

Here is a touching video I found that you all might like.  It is about a golden retriever and a cat hanging out together like they are best friends.  I don't know about you, but I found this video to be pretty cute and you don't see this everyday.  I have a golden retriever too, but he has not been socialized with cats, so he would likely chase them if he saw one.  By the way, in case if you did not read the last post I made, in case if you don't know, I fell victim to false flagging (reminds me a bit about how it is on craigslist where you can post a legitimate ad (for example, maybe you are trying to sell something or you are promoting a business you are a part of) there only to have some jerk flag it) on Youtube last week (it sucks I know: two of the videos I had were unfairly flagged as "inappropriate" even though they weren't, and I now have two strikes against my account, which means that any more strikes could cause me to lose my account, though let's pray that never happens).  Anyways, I think for the time being, StupidVideos will likely be my new primary video host for now.  Stupid Videos is similar to youtube with lots of cool videos to watch (it is a bit smaller than youtube) but there are lots of videos to watch there too, and plus you they don't have a flagging problem like Youtube does either (which is nice of course as you never have to worry about trolls flagging your videos like you do on Youtube).  Now with ranting aside, here is a video you might like about a cat and golden retriever playing.  Isn't that adorable?



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wolves up close at the Woodland Park Zoo (blog exclusive)

Hey, how would you like to see some wolves up close and personal?  I was at the Woodland Park Zoo back in April (helping with a Kohl's Cares event there) and after the event Kohl's employees got free access to the park and I was there till about 4:00 myself and while I was at the zoo I managed to get a clear video of a pack of wolves almost up close and personal while I was there.  They looked pretty cute and friendly (I am sure they are not as friendly as they look of course) and were roaming around, playing and even watching visitors (like myself) as well.  Here is the video

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The wolves were located at the Northwest Trail section of the zoo and were pretty active when I was there.  A nice thing about going to the zoo in April is that 1) the zoo is not very crowded (unlike in the summer months), and 2) was not too hot nor cold either (in the summer it gets pretty hot at the zoo).  I hope you enjoy the video. 

Cat walks a dog literally

Here is another video worth sharing.  It is about a cat "walking" a dog (laborador?) by grabbing the dogs leash and pulling it.  I've seen dogs walking each other sometimes but never anything like this.  Check it out:


Bear cub and wolf pup playing at the Woodland Park Zoo

Now, here is something you do not see everyday: a wolf pup and a bear cub playing together.  I found this video to be pretty cute and interesting.



Interestingly, the video seems to take place inside one of the buildings at the zoo with visitors closeby.  Though the bear and wolf seem more interested in each other than their surroundings.  What do you think of this video?

Moving to a new video host. Goodbye youtube

Going off topic for a bit, I have bad news for you all. Two of my youtube videos were flagged and rejected last night (several others were given age restrictions on them, like the video I have showing off my amazon associate store as well as a video I have posted about clicksia) probably due to a false flagging attack by someone against my account and I now have 2 strikes against my youtube account.  I just backed up all of my youtube videos and will be scouting out new video hosts for the videos I have (right now I am giving StupidVideos a trial run and might check out similar sites like Daily Motion, Viral Networks, and Vimeo).  For your reference, here are the two videos that were deleted (they are still on my Screenr account). 


As you can see in the videos above, I don't think I did anything wrong (btw the community guidelines page does not explicitly say that you can post demonstration videos or talk about network marketing companies like GDI Coop or ptc sites like Clixsense) and I think I have fell victim to a false flagging attack (btw false flagging seems to be rampant at Youtube as you often hear about other people who have similar scenarios and youtube hasn't really done anything to address that issue, though I suppose they will care more when they lose members to their competitors' sites like myself).  I could probably still embed youtube videos on this site (I can still visit the site annonymously without logging in), but for now on I am going to be moving to a different host to post videos.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tucker the Golden Retriever going for a swim at Perrygain Lake State park (blog exclusive)

Hey everybody.  How do you like my new background?  Goldens are probably one of my favorite dog breeds (besides huskies and malamutes) and I think it would be fitting if I shared a video of Tucker going for a swim.  At the time of the video, my family was at Perrygain Lake State park, near Winthrop, Washington (last summer).  As you can probably see in the video, my dog still has lots of energy and likes to swim too.  Enjoy the video (note: I haven't posted this video on youtube yet, though I might later).


Tucker loves to swim, chase balls, go for long walks, etc.  By the way, what do you think about this post?  Feel free to comment at share this post.  

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Funny cats collection

Do you like cats?  Here is a funny video featuring cats doing funny things and getting into mischief.  You can check out the video here.

What do you all think of this video?  I don't have any cats (dogs instead), but cats are pretty cute too and are funny to watch sometimes too like in this video.

Do you like this post?  Please feel free to leave a comment, like this post and share it.

By the way, do you have funny videos about your cats you want to share?  Feel free to let me know and I will share it on my blog.

Talking Kitty Cat - What's Christmas?

Do you like cats?  Here is a video I liked on Youtube featuring a talking cat around Christmas time.  Enjoy


I do have to admit that the voice acting is pretty nice in this video (reminds me a bit of how it is on Snow Buddies (and similar Air Bud movies) where pets appear to talk.  I would not know how to do something like this myself.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Feeding Giraffes at the Woodland Park Zoo (September 2012)


Here is a video I took when I was at the Woodland Park Zoo back in September.  I attended a giraffe feeding event and got to see a giraffe up close and personal.  Here is the video I took.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Parrot imitates "I Kissed A girl" song, pretty funny

Have you ever heard the song, "I kissed a girl and I liked it"?  I've heard it before, but I have never seen a parrot trying to immitate the song too.  Also, the bird also seemed to pick up on other things in addition to the song (like a message someone left on the answering machine).  


By the way, I do have to admit that this bird definitely has talent and is amusing to watch too.  By the way, do you have birds that can do the same kind of thing?

How animals eat their food (video)

Here is a funny video on youtube about a guy imitating how some animals eating their food (such as cows, whales, etc) with some hilarious results.  


I have never seen anything like this video before and I do like how the other guy did not seemed to be phased by the person imitating the animals.  By the way, I don't recommend trying this on a date or in the school cafeteria (you will probably get yourself in trouble if you try this).

Parrot imitates Call of Duty players

Now here is something you do not see everyday.  Apparently, a parrot was listening on some of the conversations players were having in one of the Call of Duty games (Modern Warfare?) and has learned to immitate some of the words they were saying.  Warning: this video (as amusing as it is) may be offensive to some of you (especially if you don't like profanity).  


By the way, this is not the only video that features a foul mouthed parrot (Youtube has tons of them).  I've never had a parrot before, so I have no idea if this can happen every time, but it is worth sharing.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sports News - 3 - Air Bud VS. Pros (shared by Sam)

Here is a video shared with me by Sam: Airbud Goes Pro - it is a short video about "Airbud" in Seattle (probably back when the Sonics were in town).


My commentary:
I do have to admit that Airbud definitely has talent for a golden retriever given his basketball skills, along with the ability to play football, baseball, and soccer.  I have a golden retriever too (Tucker) but he definitely does not know how to play basketball, football, or baseball, though he is good at retrieving balls (especially lacross balls).  I've seen some of the movies in the Airbud series (my favorite is probably Snow Buddies, where golden retriver puppies go to "Alaska" and learn to become sled dogs).  Thanks for posting Sam.

Have videos or similar content you want to add?  Feel free to submit one.  I will get to it as soon as possible. 

Cute cat and dog (shared by Alex)

Here is a short video shared with me by Alex.  Here is his comments: So i was standing near the store and saw this two cute animals, cat was playing with completely strange dog.



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Whales Surprise Surfer Near Santa Cruz, California Beach (VIDEO)



Here is a whale of a tale from Santa Cruz, California.  Can't you imagine if you were in this video.  You are surfing or kayaking and all of the sudden, a humpback whale lunges to the surface and swallows a bunch of fish nearby?  By the way, I wonder if you hear about more incidents like this one?  I actually saw some humpback whales myself back in 2010 during my Alaska Cruise, though they weren't too close to the cruise ship, though I have heard that during the the Whale watching expedition near Juneau, some of the whales were feeding pretty close to the boats as well (though I wasn't there, went to the Mendenhall Glacier instead).  By the way, I am not really sure if a humpback whale could swallow a person despite their huge mouths since their throats are so small (at least that is what I've read about them).  By the way, this could be a good mythbusters myth: could a whale actually swallow a person?  What do you think of this story?

Welcome to Ryan's Husky Videos blog - a blog all about huskies and malamutes - What if siberian huskies could talk? Meet Oni the Siberian Husky - http://instantblogsubscribers.com/vip/ryansjones

Welcome to Ryan's Husky Videos blog - a blog all about huskies and malamutes - What if siberian huskies could talk? Meet Oni the Siberian Husky - http://instantblogsubscribers.com/vip/ryansjones

This is the latest post on my husky videos blog.  I made a voice over video featuring Oni the Husky on Youtube (a husky I saw at the evergreen state fair) and decided to feature it on my other blog.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What if dogs could talk? Tucker and Angel "talking" (posted by me)

For my latest video, I decided to try out my voice acting skills by giving my dogs a "voice".  Here is the video I posted:


Commentary:

Do you ever wonder what it old be like if dogs could talk?  I decided to revisit a video I took about a year ago with my flip camera and thought that it would be funny to do some voice overs to make it so that the dogs look like they can talk.  It is a little cheesy, but I am thinking about making more videos like this over time.  In fact, remember some of the videos I took at the Lowell Dog park in Everett, I think it would be funny to give the dogs in the video some "voice" and create a little bit of drama.

By the way, do you have any voice acting skills?