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Friday, January 23, 2009

Gio and the Blow Dryer

The boys each have a routine in the morning. I've already blogged about Romeo's Mr. Sock-Face Game that we play when I get dressed. Now it's time to show Gio's morning game ... Singing for the Blow Dryer.

The sound of the blow dryer starting up in the morning will pull him away from any distraction, even food. And for Gio, that is HUGE! His first love is divided equally between tennis balls and food, but the blow dryer will make him drop both of those and come running. He will stand patiently (ie. not freaking out) while I dry my hair. Waiting, and mentally willing the blow dryer down to his level. He loves being "shot" in the face and on the chest, full blast, hot air. Nothing else will do. And once the air hits him, he's singing like a bird! Well ... a bird with laryngitis and that's had too much to drink. I can even sort of control the waver and the pitch of the "singing" by moving the blow dryer back and forth and up or down his chest.

See for yourself ...

Thought I should also point out ... I blew a breaker trying to make this video. Apparently it isn't a good idea to have a TV, stereo, phone, computer, space heater, and blow dryer all on one breaker, eh? Oops.


Josh and Jess said...

This is amazing!!! We've not seen anything like this before and Mama says she's going to try it out on me next ... :)


LucyandWalter said...

Oh my -- that is as funny as it is cute.

Still giggling...

Rescue Gal said...

Haha! Sport turned his head almost upside down listening to it!

Bluedog said...

Thanks for your nice comment on our blog, it made us very happy:o)
I found your blog a few days ago and I thought it was great to see that you also have two amazing sheltieboys and my Dooby is, like Gio, very oversized;o) People often asks me if he is the mother of Zimba or if he is a Collie!!!
Both my boys are, like yours, very nice to work with and allways trys their best to please me.
I'm very glad I found your blog!
I am trying to figure out the smartest way to translate my blog into english, I hope I find a solution soon:o)
By the way, both your boys are sooo cute!!!!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Mom is rolling on the floor laughing - that is one of the funniest and goofiest things we've ever seen - and believe me I do some goofy things!!!


By the Great Dane, that is funny. The singing Gio. We will have to book our tickets to his next performance. Who know, maybe even Carnagie Hall.

warlord0 said...

Hahaha, glad to see I'm not the only one who's dog likes the hair drier.

Roxy will stand patiently and let me dry her off after a bath!

Casper and pals said...

Oh that's funny!

the Corgi Girls said...

We absolutely love this!

Aki said...

hellO! we checked this post because it was nominated in the best post category

this is just so amazinG! we've never heard of any dog who is fond of hairdryers or weird noises. I, myself, am very much scared of the wretched thing.. you are soooooo coollll!

we loved the singing.. too bad it was intermitent.. you should work on an album. i know it would be such a big hit!

drooly kisses,


Mango said...

I snuck over here after I saw your nomination on DWB. Frankly, I was captivated by your most excellent vocalizations, but Momma snorted her coffee out her nose she was laughing so hard (gross).


Maggie and Mitch said...

We saw you nominated for post of the month and had to come and see the posting for ourselves! OMG, that's hysterical!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Coco said...

Oh, thats just perfect! mommy almost made soda come out her nose while watching this one!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess

Ludo van puppy said...

I've just seen this as the winner for post of the month at the bone zone. BOL! You is so talented!!

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent. We just saw this over at the Bone Zone and thought it was great.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ha! Ha! That is so cool, Gio! "The Singing Gio" sounds like an Italian opera star! :)

I think if my humans pointed a hairdryer at me, I would be terrified...but then, I'm a big wimp!

Honey the Great Dane

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