Saturday, November 29, 2008

May The Hungriest Dog Win!

One of our stranger Thanksgiving traditions is a giblet-eating contest between our three dogs. I think it's the highlight of their year! Once the giblets are cooked, cooled and cut--they are distributed evenly on three plates and then the fun begins!

When the contest is over they stagger to their kennel and spend the rest of Thanksgiving in a triptophan stupor. It's sort of a win-win for everyone involved!

We made a video of the contest this year and Andy did some fun editing on it. He is feeling better by the way--sort of got his appetite back but still has a really bad sore throat. I took him to the doctor and the rapid strep test was negative, but we'll see what the overnight one says.

Anyway, here's the video!




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18 comments:

Heather said...

Okay, the music for that video? Perfection and hilarious! :)

My dad always gives the giblets to my mom's dog(s) at Christmas, and then the dog(s) will crawl under the dining room table in their stupor while we're gathered for Christmas dinner, and thereby blast the assembled family and friends with some of the rankest, stankest, giblet-induced gas throughout the meal.

Maybe that is just the effect of giblets on poodles, though..... :P

Thanks for the morning chuckle!

Kori said...

Awesome job Andy! Loved the contest and the excitement from the kids cheering on their favorite. So glad you all had a great Thanksgiving.Hope Andy gets over the sore throat blues soon.

Ronda's Rants said...

Andy did a great job...I am glad he is feeling better...My dogs have been totally deprived at Thanksgiving...next year a new tradition is born!

sandi said...

I was so excited to watch, and the second it started and your three started barking, My dogs went nuts and woke up the babies. Your circus came right through the internet 2000 miles away and into my house! CLASSIC!

Sondra Behne' said...

Oh I am so sorry I could hear the audio part. My machine has been acting up. The other comments mentioned how great it was. Maybe when get it fixed or a new one I'll come back to see it again.

Sondra

Jen B. said...

So funny! Andy did a great job editing!

noble pig said...

OMG that is hilarious...great tradition it's right up there with dauchsand racing! Love the editing with the split screen and music!

Becky said...

Very Cool!

Jen said...

I was just looking over your past couple of posts and you look like you guys have the best Thanksgiving ever. And the dog eating contest is cracking me up. Aaand, I so want to try one of those pumpkin pie martins, Yum!

Shannon said...

Too funny! I'll have to remember this for next year, LOL!

And kudos to Andy... he's got some great editing skills!

Rebecca Jo said...

I love the music....

We gave our doggies turkey too & told my husband - they want to have Thanksgiving too - especially after waiting patiently with the smells of turkey drifting in the air....

Jennifer said...

Way to funny!

CaraBee said...

What a great video and a hilarious contest! Glad Andy is feeling better!

JANE said...

OK the music absolutley made it!!
Yea Petey!!!!!
Yea Andy, great job!!!!
Yea Jennifer for sharing!!!!!!!

Temple said...

That is the best! ANd the soundtrack and lightning effects just made it for me--it was like watching some odd version of The Highlander...with dogs...eating giblets...

breelyn_faith said...

What a good idea for the giblets. I'm sure the dogs just love it as you could tell by the video. I love the end when the dog is looking straight into the video like...more?? haha. Have a good day!

Susie said...

What a fun tradition!!

Z's Mom said...

That is hilarious!!!!

Congratulations to Petey!!!

I love the Triptophan stupor...my cats eat it too....they only need a little of course to go take a nap..... :)

So glad Andy is feeling better...hope his sore throat goes away soon.