Letterman will have Maryjean Ballner, author of “Dog Massage: A Whiskers-to-Tail Guide to Your Dog’s Ultimate Petting Experience” on The Late Show tonight. Set your TiVO for CBS at 11:30 pm.
It used to be I couldn’t watch the lottery’s TV show because my dog would bark her head off every time the bells dinged indicating someone had won. I’ve also had dogs that loved to watch dog shows. Have you ever had a dog join you in the easy chair for a show?
OK, maybe you’re sick of hearing about the Bonnie Hunt show by now, but I can’t stop talking about it! Today’s guest was NBC news anchor Brian Williams. First of all, he’s absolutely hysterical! (He gave Bonnie a bird cage doormat for her fake hidden-camera equipped bird cage – it was huge! Of course, the inhabitants of the bird cage are humans dressed in bird costumes. Then he turns this into an opportunity to talk about the housing crisis and whether or not the bird couple have adequately planned out their expenses to see if they can afford the home.)
Anyways, he began talking about why he is a dog person. He says that both his wife and a friend of his who is a psychiatrist agree that he has some dog DNA in him. While he is saying this, he starts scratching at his ear, using his whole arm, as a dog would do. Who knew that the guy reading the news would be such a riot?
Finally, he showed some pictures of his dog, Lucy, who was adopted from a shelter when she was about the size of a teddy bear. Now 15, Lucy is a huge dog (maybe part lab?). He says she suffers from a vestibular illness, similar to a stroke, where she constantly has her head tipped to the side, as if she were listening to something very interesting all the time. She apparently gets up very early in the morning, and barks her head off, then goes back to sleep…EVERY DAY!
BTW, Wednesday is the weekly dog adoption segment, so check it out online, if you’re interested. They talked about making dog guardianship more affordable in this economy.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
Do any of you watch the Bonnie Hunt Show? I’m not so much into talk shows, but I have become hooked on this one since I’ve been home recovering from my surgery. One of the things I most love about it is that she is such a dog lover! As you saw from yesterday’s post, she apparently searches the Internet for dog-related video clips to air on her show. Yesterday, the clip showed dogs playing Nerf basketball – too cute! The best part was the cat lying right under the basket – “No defense at all,” Bonnie says, as the cat sleeps through the whole thing. (Still looking for the clip on YouTube so I can post a link for you.)
Are you a fan of the DogTown series on National Geographic channel? They sent me information on the start of the 3rd season, scheduled for 3/20 at 10 pm ET.
I received the following e-mail from Minjae Ormes at the National Geographic Channel:
I wanted to send you a brief video clip from this Friday’s new episode of Dog Whisperer. I sure wouldn’t want to mess with these guys.
About 25 years ago there was a wonderful series on public TV called All Creatures Great and Small based on the experiences of James Harriot, a country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in 1930’s England… a thoroughly enjoyable series of anecdotes of his relationships with his co-workers and his clients, a proud lot of very poor, extremely hard working farmers. I don’t recall anything on TV in years that can match it for genuine warmth and its testimony to how magnificent human nature can be.
Let me share one little gem with you… Continue reading All’s Well that Ends Well