Friday, December 17, 2010

Ms. M 's Droste Effect

Yesterday as I was sorting through our videos, I noticed Ms. M randomly performing a trick as I was watching the video used in this post. I realized, that she was reacting to the commands in the video, completely confused about how I was giving directions without actually speaking, yet still compelled to perform.You can actually see the confusion on her face before the twirl:
It was even funnier when we were watching the video of her watching the video and she was even more confused. I'm not sure if this makes her really smart, or just kind of dumb.


25 comments:

Two Crazy Coaches said...

She is too funny. I'm pretty sure she winked at me around the 12-14 second mark. Yup, obviously directed right to me! :)

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

A few years ago we fostered birds that had been confiscated from a hoarder. Mom made a video of them to put on Petfinder. Every time mom played the video, the birds went CRAZY singing back at themselves on the video. Human technology so confuses us animals. But then it confuses mom too because she never thought to make a video of the birds singing at themselves in their video.

The Heartbeats said...

I LOVE that face. Those soulful eyes... ugh! I can't stand it!

Momma Heartbeat

accordingtogus.com said...

I absolutely think it's because she's so smart. Cute video :)

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Could she get any cuter! She cracks me up.

loveandaleash said...

I LOVE Ms M! Thanks for posting this!
And, a BIG thank you for your shout-out to Lollie and her blog. If any Two Pitties fans know DC folks who might be looking to adopt a wonderdog, please pass Love and a Leash along!

Aleksandra
follow our foster: loveandaleash.wordpress.com

Benny and Lily said...

That is hysterical. Did some buddy say we are not highly intelligent?
Benny & Lily

EmilyS said...

ahhhh
dunno about the smart or dumb, but it makes her so SWEET!

Corbin said...

Oh my... she is SO cute! Mom laughs because I go crazy when she watches videos of other dogs... I run around the house looking for them.
-Corbin

Wyatt said...

Ms. M did not want to sit, she wanted to dance!! GO, Ms. M GO!!

Kari in WeHo said...

I love how when she twirls it looks like she is trying to catch her tail :)

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

rescuedinsanity.com said...

That is what I call "drive". She seems to have such a desire to perform that she will, even when it's not directly coming from you. I think that is fabulous!

Mr. Pip said...

Adorable! I say it makes her really smart!

Your pal, Pip

brooke said...

hahahah Miss M you are too funny! I love the twirl! I just noticed she wears A LOT of tags on her collar. I always though Dar had a lot (I think its up to 4 or 5) and Im never sure which ones she HAS to wear and which we can leave at home...

Pauley James Foster Baby said...

I think I could stare at her cutie-pie face all day long! Thanks for a great start to the day!

Bobby said...

I THINK SHE IS VERY SMART, AND SO CUTE.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

I can't stop laughing...

Hugs :)

Sam said...

She's too cute!

Sam

Roo said...

She's hilarious! Hee Hee Mom's rollin :D I've never tried the twirl. Maybe I'll work on that after I get my point thing down :)

Too funny y'all must have been chokin tryin not to laugh :) Miss M has the most endearin expressions :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

I think it makes her smart! That dog of yours it too cute :)

mayziegal said...

I think Miss M is the smartest doggie that ever was! Gosh, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have even paid any attention to the person talking on the video. And I think she was thinking to herself when she was looking at you, "Wow! This is the best ventriloquist act EVER. His lips don't move at all!"

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

AC said...

Oh my! Belly laughing!! And look at that face!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heehee. She's no dummy! She clearly thinks you are nuts! (Not that we are passing judgment on you, mind you, we're just saying...) Heehee. LOVE IT!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Mary said...

That video is hilarious. Ms. M is definitely one smart cookie. I can't believe she just keeps twirling like that. She's such a good girl.

The comment above reminds me of a funny store a former coworker told me. Her mother-in-law had two large parrots. I think a Quaker parakeet and an African gray. Anyway, they knew their names (Big Bird and Booger) and would tell you their name if asked. One day they left the house and one person forgot something and had to run back inside. Destiny's Child "Say My Name" was on the radio and apparently the birds would respond "Big Bird" "Booger" every time they sang the title. Funny.

Laura said...

I swear she was looking at you and saying "this IS what I'm supposed to be doing right?" twirl, twirl, "I mean, I'm supposed to be doing this, right?" look, twirl, twirl, "wait, let me do this one more time in case this is what I'm supposed to be doing" pause, look, "you better not be playing a trick on me..."

Ms M is SO cute! That underbite just gets me every time...

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