Monday, December 7, 2009

He's a Rascal

Skiddy Urban looks sweet, doesn't he? He really is a good boy... most of the time.

A couple of months ago I bought a cute pair of shoes that I'd planned to wear over the holidays. I put them in the shoe cubby for safe keeping.

Now, we'd been warned about Skiddy Urban's penchant for inanimate objects, so we've made a point to secure remote controls, knick knacks, and the like.

So imagine my surprise to find one of my beautiful, never worn shoes in Urban's grasp. He made quick work of the heel:

Here's the funny (well, not so funny) part... the shoes were safely tucked in a cubby with a few other fancy, albeit well-worn shoes. I guess Urban decided that the smell of new leather was irresistible. Rascal.

Over the past few weeks we've been trying out new names for Urban... Oliver, Sammy, Hudson, Hawthorne, and a few others. But lately he's been going by his new name, Jimmy Chew!

PS... Can anyone recommend a good shoe cobbler in the Richmond, VA area?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tugging Heartstrings

Here a couple of videos hosted by Vimeo, a video hosting site popular with video experts and CG artists.

First up...To raise awareness about the Dairyland track closure, a couple took their hounds for a walk down Chicago's Michigan Avenue. A fantastic idea, and the slips of papers are ingenious.

Greyhound Adoption: Track Closure Creates Need from Brad Cornelius on Vimeo.

Second up, and currently my favorite. It's a fan video for Grizzly Bear's song Two Weeks. At about 3 minutes into the video I always start to cry. Every time. It's just that beautiful.

Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear from Gabe Askew on Vimeo.