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March 2, 2010 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Dogs catching treats in super slow-motion. (SLYT)
posted by unsupervised (49 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was just thinking about posting this.

This made me happy.
posted by Joe Beese at 12:07 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love dogs.
I love our dog, Shamus, so much that it hurts.
posted by Drasher at 12:08 PM on March 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


That was really great. I love when dogs smile.
posted by heyho at 12:08 PM on March 2, 2010


Really really great.
posted by kbanas at 12:10 PM on March 2, 2010


Awesome … awesome … good do— NOOOOOOOOOOOO PEDIGREE BLUE
posted by parhamr at 12:10 PM on March 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


Does what it says on the tin.
posted by cashman at 12:12 PM on March 2, 2010


Yeah, on reflection I have to admit to being somewhat disappointed when I got to the end and finally realized it was an ad for dog food.

But, that said, I was able to (sort of) look past it and appreciate the slow-mo puppies.

My dog pissed on my bed last night, so that was pretty great.
posted by kbanas at 12:13 PM on March 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


The YouTube comments claim it's a rip-off of this video.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 12:13 PM on March 2, 2010 [9 favorites]


Slow-motion dog tongue. Slow-motion dog tongue.
posted by uncleozzy at 12:14 PM on March 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Shamus is half Golden Retriever and half Gordon Setter. His personality is the Golden part; his looks, the Gordon part.
He is five years old and has epilepsy. It breaks my heart. He does not understand what is happening when he has a seizure. It really scares him.
Pedigree dog food is not that good. Nice commercial though.

posted by Drasher at 12:14 PM on March 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


That was hilarious.
posted by Relay at 12:17 PM on March 2, 2010


I'm having the oddest craving for snausages right now.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:18 PM on March 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Does what it says on the tin.

Actually, I read the tin and it didn't mention a damn thing about poisoning dogs.
posted by gman at 12:20 PM on March 2, 2010


...somewhat disappointed when I got to the end and finally realized it was an ad for dog food

I sort of had the opposite reaction. I was really impressed that it was an ad. If I have to occasionally see ads (thank you, tivo, for four years of barely-any-commercials), I want them to all be this engaging.
posted by heyho at 12:20 PM on March 2, 2010


SPOILER ALERT: there's a great part at the end where each dog smears its tongue across its nostrils!
posted by grobstein at 12:25 PM on March 2, 2010


Hrrrrr. Yeah, not only an ad but a rip-off. Not so good. The original even has a bunch more character and a better soundtrack (even if it is a bit less 'awww, dogs'), and is longer.

On the other hand, it's still cool and I wouldn't have seen either of these nice videos if you hadn't posted this. So.
posted by Drexen at 12:26 PM on March 2, 2010


I sort of want to make a video where I try to replicate, in real time, throwing a "slow motion" treat to my dog. Because I see it looking like this; dog is standing with her front paws in the air (she can do this for ages) and a biscuit comes in from out of frame (if you look close, you can see the fishing line...) slooowly the treat reaches her nose (what you don't hear, because I've dubbed it out of the audio is me giving orders "No... wait... stay!... wait, nice! Be NICE! Gentle! Wait... OK!") and she gets the treat.

Basically, I'm pretty sure I could do a mostly convincing version of something like this, but the one giveaway would be that her eyes would keep flicking from the treat to me, giving away the effect and revealing the trick.

Which is exactly the thing that would make this funny.

I think I might have a summer project...
posted by quin at 12:40 PM on March 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


not only an ad but a rip-off

Maybe it was an intentional reference on the part of the people who made the ad. If they were trying to disguise the influence they did a pretty poor job.
posted by ekroh at 12:47 PM on March 2, 2010


FUCK YEAH!
posted by Divine_Wino at 12:48 PM on March 2, 2010


I really wanted to see the basset jump (or at least land). But the dog toes achieving lift-off were almost as good.
posted by Heretic at 12:49 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dogs in slow motion remind me, at a painstaking pace of visual articulation, of why I prefer cats.
posted by MysteriousMan at 12:50 PM on March 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Dang, I can't wait until we can get a dog again.

It's surprising nobody has proclaimed this yet, but puppies blue!
posted by SteveInMaine at 12:51 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was thinking about posting a link to this gem, but I shall simply add to the doggone awesomeness of this thread.
posted by zizzle at 12:54 PM on March 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


It's surprising nobody has proclaimed this yet, but puppies blue!

psst, the title.
posted by cashman at 1:01 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is awesome and made me smile instantly.

Also, I do not know much about art but I know that they lit the hell out of those dogs to make them seems like something other than gigantic masses of featureless hair which is a significant technical achievement.
posted by GuyZero at 1:06 PM on March 2, 2010


The YouTube comments claim it's a rip-off of this video .

Wut!? An ad inspired by existing forms of artistic expression? How dare they!
posted by prinado at 1:08 PM on March 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is exactly what I needed to see today, right now. Thank you.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:11 PM on March 2, 2010


Actually, I read the tin and it didn't mention a damn thing about poisoning dogs.
posted by gman at 12:20 PM on March 2


Hi! I'm Hank Petchow. I love my dog, and I love taking care of him. But as much as I like feeding ol' Shep here every morning, there's some animals I'd rather not feed - rodents, mice, rats. I hate them. That's why I developed this. Petchow Brand Rat Poison. Petchow's the only rat poison deadly enough to carry my name - Petchow. And Petchow's the most powerful rat poison on the market. In fact, it's so strong, it could easily kill an animal much larger than any rat you'll ever see - instant. And rats love Petchow's big meaty pieces. Whoa, no, Shep! That's rat poison! Just add water for a hearty poison gravy that no rat can resist. He'll be dead on the spot. Right, Shep? Whoa, Shep! Down, boy, that's not for you! So, if rats are your problem, choose a name you can trust. Petchow. Just look for the rat poison with a picture of ol' Shep on it.

Petchow. Arf arf. Petchow. Arf arf. Petchow. Arf arf. Rat poison.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:14 PM on March 2, 2010 [5 favorites]


Yeah, gman, WTF are you talking about? What does any of this have to do with poisoning dogs?
posted by BigLankyBastard at 1:34 PM on March 2, 2010


In May of 2008, my dad was in the hospital for what we thought was a routine installation of a cardiac stent. Our lab/German Shepherd mutt had died a couple of months before, leaving a huge hole in our lives. I had always wanted a border collie or Australian Shepherd, so my husband and I had decided we were ready to adopt a new dog, and we had fallen for a 1 and 1/2 to 2 year old rescue Aussie we found through a rescue organization. He came home with us after we cleared the rescue organization site visit and reference checks, about a week or so after my Dad went into the hospital. Our new dog had been abused and severely starved before the rescue organization found him, and not too surprisingly, he was fearful and somewhat food obsessed.

The same weekend our new dog came home, my father died. I adored my dad, and the time since has been hard for me and hard for my husband. I had to return our new dog for a week and a half so we could fly across the US for the funeral.

On our return, I was delighted to see our dog again, and to find out his given name, Jake. He became the joy of my life, second only to my husband, and on morning after morning his company on my runs and walks healed me. I found out that he was unbelievably, scary smart, protective, loving, full of beans, agile enough to star in the circus, and eager to please. I don't know what would have happened if he hadn't been there, but I do know that he kept me functional and sane. I often wish my dad could have met him.

It's been almost two years now, and what we all have noticed about Jake in the past few months is how much he smiles these days. He also laughs. He loves to play, he is filled with joy, and his fear has died away.

So, this blue Pepsi video of happy, smiling dogs with great agility skills makes me incredibly happy. Thanks so much!
posted by bearwife at 1:36 PM on March 2, 2010 [10 favorites]


I'm imagining a slow-motion video of me, feeding my cat a treat. And it just doesn't compare. She doesn't throw her whole body into the treat-eating ritual. It's a shame.
posted by transporter accident amy at 1:40 PM on March 2, 2010


FUCK YEAH!

So if I can expand on this for a moment: I love dogs, they make me happy, I love when dogs get treats and are psyched about having gotten a treat and I don't care if it's a commercial for cheap dog food because some dogs got treats in wicked cool slow motion. In conclusion: FUCK YEAH!
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:46 PM on March 2, 2010 [7 favorites]


Yeah, first thought upon seeing this is that it's a direct ripoff of the amazing Pleix video. The bulldog sequence is a complete steal. 300+ breeds of weird-ass looking dogs and they couldn't find some original slobbering slo-mo material?
posted by benzenedream at 1:57 PM on March 2, 2010


MuttaFilter!!!
posted by the painkiller at 1:57 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Err, make that "amazing Pleix video"
posted by benzenedream at 1:58 PM on March 2, 2010


Don't look at it! Just keep your eyes shut!

Implode. Melt. Explode.
posted by Ian.I.Am at 2:23 PM on March 2, 2010


Ah the Phantom camera. Will your novelty ever wear off?
posted by nathancaswell at 2:27 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was truly expecting the "rip-off" criticisms to be misplaced but... that was shameless.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:43 PM on March 2, 2010


This needs that bouncy little synthesizer song from the opening of Flight of the Navigator.
posted by crapmatic at 3:52 PM on March 2, 2010


Yeah, gman, WTF are you talking about? What does any of this have to do with poisoning dogs?

Probably thinking of the melmac recalls a few years ago, or *googles* a salmonella recall more recently.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:56 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


awwwww ain't they cute ^_^
posted by Dholliga at 4:46 PM on March 2, 2010


AD AGENCIES OF THE WORLD: PLEASE REMAKE WITH CATS AND HAVE MARU AND NINJA CAT GUEST STAR.

THANK YOU.
posted by longdaysjourney at 5:05 PM on March 2, 2010


great...thanks! Ironically I shot a video of the Husky catching a treat just a couple of hours ago... I'll show her this, she could have done it with much more style!
posted by HuronBob at 5:20 PM on March 2, 2010


FUCK YEAH!
fuckyeahdogs
posted by tellurian at 7:09 PM on March 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


If you throw my dog a treat it just bounces off her head. It's kind of tragic.
posted by fshgrl at 11:26 PM on March 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Only one dog gets a treat. The rest of it is a tease.
posted by thejoshu at 12:12 AM on March 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Something about it reminded me of a Loreal advert, but I can't work out what it was.
posted by Solomon at 3:22 AM on March 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's great watching the moment the dogs realize a treat is coming... eyes widen and ears perk up!
posted by dale_a at 10:04 AM on March 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I only just saw this. Thanks for making me smile this evening. That was really great!
posted by zarq at 5:45 PM on March 15, 2010


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