Mister Boo, unplugged

You only thought you knew how to sleep.

You only thought you knew how to sleep. M’man here is pro.

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14 Responses to “Mister Boo, unplugged”

  1. Jim isaacs Says:

    “Oh” for a dog’s life

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      For real, Jim. The Boo is living the dream. He’s been getting perkier every day since the eye surgery, but now and then he fades hard and naps for the better part of quite some time. I wouldn’t mind doing that myself, but without the surgery part, thanks.

  2. Steve O Says:

    Clear conscience. The key to good sleep.

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    First, breakfast. Second, a long walk around the ‘hood reading the pee mail. Third, a treat. Then time for a nap. A dog’s work is never done, huh Patrick?

    Speaking of work, have you looked at the latest “Bike Bits” from Adventure Cycling? There is a series of videos of a fellow bike packing the Trans Alps, and he seems to be using a GoPro selfie stick, as Larry suggested in an earlier post, attached to his helmet. He is doing the riding, filming, and editing according to his notes. Might be a trick to put in the Mad Dog’s bag of video magic.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Hey, Pat … cool stuff this fella is doing. I have a short camera mount intended for a helmet, but haven’t tried it out yet. Frankly, I feel like enough of a doofus and poseur as it is … but shucks, I got it, I might as well rock it, right? I’ll give ‘er a test drive and report back.

      Biggest problem is gonna be radio face, of course.

      Addendum: Just checked some test footage using my helmet mount, and I don’t think it’s long enough to capture the same shots as we’re seeing here. I’d need a boom twice as long, easy.

      • Larry T. Says:

        The video is kinda strange with the guy’s head stationary while everything else moves around like one of those joke videos where they insert someone else’ head on the body. How ’bout trying it BEHIND the rider’s head looking in the direction they’re going so it would be the view of a tall guy following the subject? Or mount it on a rotating swivel so one could get the view of a rider behind or alongside?

    • Libby Says:

      Cool video. Ooohh that scenery, too.

  4. Sharon Says:

    He travels pretty light. Gorgeous views – really makes you wish you were there.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Sharon, it’s pretty amazing what you can do with minimal gear. One of the films that wowed ’em at Sundance this year was shot with a few iPhone 5s.

      I have the iMovie app on my iPhone and iPad, though I’ve only just barely fiddled with it, and I guess you can use the GoPro app to copy video from the cam to your iThing … though I suspect you’d fill up a 16GB phone pretty damn fast that way.

      Still, looks like a savvy shooter could travel with a GoPro and an iPad Mini and do some nifty videos from the local wifi-equipped java shop. Without fetching the camcorder and laptop along you can carry some more creature comforts in the old panniers.

  5. Libby Says:

    Yup, that utterly relaxed pose shows Mr. Boo is in a great place. Special needs and specially talented senior dog makes good. A nice successful adoptee story to share with the shelter. Privately or on their FB and website.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Good idea Libby. We send the Humane Society shelter a picture of Duffy every year on the anniversary of his adoption. They always reply to our E mail. Makes us all feel good, although I don’t think Duffy notices. We just continue to spoil him.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The kitchen (where that bed is) is The Boo’s favorite place. He can hear people thinking about food two counties over, in English or Spanish. Swear to God.

      I don’t know whether Herself has spread the word about The Boo’s surgery and miraculous recovery to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, where we found him (she volunteered there on Sundays). I bet they’d be tickled, though. There are so many horror stories in a shelter, folks who work there probably like to get a bit of good news from time to time.

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