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Never a Camera When You Need One

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:55 am by Karma

Why is there never a camera when you need one?  Or, if one is near, you can’t get to it without disturbing the subject or quick enough to capture the moment.

I have been trying to get a video of Adelaide doing a few things and I just can’t seem to catch her.  So I am going to describe what I have been unable to capture.  I’d say close your eyes and visualize what I describe below, but then you couldn’t read it. 😀

1)  Adelaide and Mathilde.   Adelaide’s relationship with the cats is a one-sided deal.  Morrigan wants nothing to do with Addy and makes a rush to her cat perch, or under the bed, or to her cat bowl.  Mathilde, on the other hand, will go about what she wants to do, but do so while being watchful of where Adelaide is at and what mood she is in.  Because when Adelaide is in play mode (which is still most of the day), she constantly wants to mess with the cats.  What I’ve been trying to catch is how she goes up to Mathilde and licks her and nudges her and at times puts Mathilde’s entire head in her mouth.  (Yes, the whole head and Mathilde lets her).  It is all done playfully and gently.  Mathilde is NOT thrilled with any of this, but she sits or lays there patiently waiting for Adelaide to lose interest.  Can’t seem to catch this on video.

2) Adelaide talking to Aissa while they play.  She has some sort of sixth sense.  When her and Aissa are playing tug-a-war or wrestling, Addy does her “husky” chatter.  It’s nearly the only time she talks instead of barks.  I’ve even hid down in the couch with just the phone up where it can capture video and as soon as that phone goes up, she stops.

3)  Addy also likes to stand behind me in the car and put her head over my shoulder  and rest her head down on the front of it.  It is super sweet.  She sits there for a minute getting some cuddles and then goes back to her position in the back seat.  Of course I can’t get this on video, I’m in the car.  And when the girls are in the car with me, I am on full alert to the traffic and what’s going on as a driver.  But it would be cute to be able to share this moment.

4) Tonight, Adelaide wanted, for some reason, to fit her entire body on top of a pillow and lay down.  She tried many ways.  Stand on the pillow with her front leg, but then the back don’t fit.  Try to get her back legs on, but then her front leg had to bounce off the pillow to gain her balance.  Turn around clockwise to see if that angle would work better.  Plum plop down and try to squish up on it. But nothing would work.  It was very funny watching her and her wheels spinning on how to accomplish her goal.  She eventually gave up and spun around beside the pillow and plopped down very hard, rested her head down on the couch in a big pout and let out a big sigh.  Defeated.  She is now pouting as I write.  Again, just as she was finishing this attempt, it dawned on me I should be recording her, but alas, too late.


Hope everpawdy else has better luck capturing those funny and/or sweet moments.


  1.    snoop said,

    September 18, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I think we need to set up cameras in our house(security) ones so we can view what they are doing all the time. I know I’ve wondered what’s been going on after being out! Lets us catch all the cute so and….the not so cute!

    Esther and her Snoop


  2.    Michelle said,

    September 18, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I am telling you Nanny cams all over the house LOL. Then you would probably catch things that you dind’t know she was doing like last night the chewing on the couch 😉

    But all of the above sound like very cute things I wish we could see

    Michelle & Angel Sassy


  3.    fourminipups said,

    September 18, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Addy is our resident comic and we all love a good laugh!!!

    Take care-
    Luanne & Spirit Shooter


  4.    benny55 said,

    September 18, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Yoy did an excellent job of creating the visuals! I could “see it all”…I could, really!

    It has to be therapeutic to have a house on entertainers and, as Sooter said, comics. Adelaide does seem to be the headliner

    I love how she always gives you some cuddles before she settles down in the back of the car. Has she always done this, or just sense Brendol took her bubble catching talents to a larger heavenly audience?

    Yes, videos of all these exploits have to be nade!

    Wonderful ictures of wonderful dogs! Yeah, glad you didn’t get the cat’s head in Addy’s mouth! I would wait for ne wrong move to be caught on camera!

    Thank you for the bright spot today.

    Hugs to you and your fun pack! Brendol, we love you!

    Sally and Hapy Hannah


  5.    jerry said,

    September 19, 2013 at 2:13 am

    I’m all for the nanny cam too! I want to see these tricks, especially with Mathilde’s head in Addy’s mouth! Wow what a great girl she is.

    It’s these little moments that we tend to overlook so many times throughout the day when life gets busy, but you are definitely paying attention. What a blessing to see them, don’t you think? Pawesome.


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