A few minutes ago, our CEO sent around the link to a youtube clip. This is the same guy who admitted laughing his head off at “Jingle All the Way,” so I instinctively went for the delete command. Plus, I hate the idea of animals being used for entertainment. But for the grace of Dog, something made my finger click the link. I’ll never again doubt Trevor’s taste – the video is hilarious, and the dogs seem happy (and well fed).
And yeah, I was nervous when I saw the knives and forks bandied about, but the spot’s creators offer what seems a very genuine concern for – and insurance of – the animals’ safety and happiness.
With apologies to William Wegman and his Weimaraners…
“Two dogs waiting patiently to get served in “restaurant”, and in spite of waiting, never get anything to drink.
This video has had many positive comments – thanks to all of you. Some people though are worried for the dogs – were they forced and did they hurt themselves on the forks?
Firstly the dogs loved it – they are best friends and really like getting all the attention. We practised with the cutlery in advance, and both dogs very quickly figured it out. Besides the “waitress” kept on talking to them and encouraging them. They are very well behaved, and know when to sit still, take it slow and wait. This video was shot in one take, no cuts or editing – and both dogs had a wonderful time..The hand coordination was not preplanned – since everything was up to the dogs – but we both intuitively acted on the feeling of the dogs movement, plus we could hear from the “waitresses” comments, what the dogs were doing.
Enjoy and don´t be worried – both dogs love it, and we love them.”