Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Day in the Life

At this point in the dotage of Pappy's blog, I'm a little embarrassed to mention how often I think of blogging (never) and expound on all my great ideas for posts (none). But one thing I've always wanted to know is what Pappy does while we are at work. Of course our bedroom, where Pappy hangs out, is way too puny for such extravagances as a webcam on an ongoing basis-- a Pappycam if you will. But for a couple of days...

So, as a coup de grace for the blog, last week I set up the webcam to do time lapse photography of Pappy while we were out at the office. I made some fascinating discoveries, like that Pappy routinely spends part of the morning flopped down on the floor by my side of the bed before moving onto his dog bed. Faithful ol' terrier. Here is a movie of his exciting exploits-- the secret life of dogs.

To all our readers, I leave you with this window on Pappy as a memento. Party on.

Nat and Pappy


Gus said...

As (mostly) faithful readers, we are much like Pappy on the camera.

So: While we do not consciously MISS Pappy and the blog,all day, every day when the opportunity comes, we are really glad to see you.

Barb and Gussie

Jude said...

Thanks for one of the best dog blogs--caring, insightful, intelligent.

Jackson said...

It's a hard life!
I know that if J1 had a webcam trained on me all day she'd never get any work done! J x

Becky said...

Farwell, ol' fella. It's been great following you these years. If yall ever do make the move down to Austin, look up me and the Mag-wag, and we can introduce the twins-separated-at-birth.

BenTheRotti said...

Pappy spends his days exactly as I do.. a nap here, a nap there.. oh okay.. napping all day!

Ive been mostly a silent reader and rare commentator, right back from the days when I was plucking up the courage to have my own blog and just snooped on others.. then whilst taking my blogging baby steps when i was just too in awe of the blogging greats to dare comment, to finally plucking up the courage to jump in and comment.
No matter which stage I have been at when reading your blog I have always enjoyed it, and randomly finding your DWB Christmas video was a little while ago had the whole household enthralled!

Its great to see you, if only momentarily and once in a while.. so for today I won't gaze in awe, i'll just jump right in and comment...

oh.. I already did!

Ben xxxx

William Tell said...

Pappy is just recharging his batteries for that game of fetch he knows is coming up. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Charlie - The Big Dog said...

Hey Nat & Pappy,

You guys really are the kings of cool video!

I hope your paw gets better soon Nat!

Luv C$

Murphey said...

Loved that video, yup, a day in the life. What more can you say.


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Does this mean goodbye, Pappy???? We will miss you and hope perhaps to see you every once and awhile-oh wait-that's what we have been doing ;)
Seriously, please check in now and then, won't you?
Sunny,cooter&Jamie(who have always read Pappy)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on the Webmaster's Awesome Video Award, Pappy! What an honor! That is one cool video!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lucy said...

I think my dog should take some tips on while-the-owners-are-away behavior from Pappy. ;)

Ippo said...

Do you have several webcams set up throughout the house?
Pappy seems bored when no one is home :-)

Amici said...

The Pappy cam was a great idea. He really likes to sleep. What a hard life.

Aringsburg Kennel said...

hey.... pappy is cool; nice dog!
I am a dog lover and just chanced to drop by your blog while surfing net.

Check out my blogs too... I might find them interesting!

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Toby said...

Pappy!!! I've missed you SO much! I too haven't been keeping up with my blog as much as I should, but you can blame Mom for that.

We love this video of you!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful X-mas!


The FOUR Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & Family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce

Daisy said...

It's snowing, and dark and miserable weather here, but your videos bring laughs for me and my human. Great job! Thanks

Dog Hair Dog Hair said...

The webcam ideas is excellent. I think I might try that with my dogs sometime. It would be nice to watch them while I'm away! :-)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy gotcha day, Pappy! We hope you have the most special day ever with treats and ice cream!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

home exchange said...

Lol! Brilliant idea! Love the blog a lot. Web cam = ingenious.

Stella said...

Hey, Pappy! Its my first visit to your block but I was fairly shocked to see you being on camera all day, was this with your permission? If not, let me recommend my law firm, Cheatem,Cheatem and Howe and perhaps get a bit of a suit going re privacy. Just saying' . .


CC said...

I love and enjoyed all your videos. you are talented.