What happens when you leave me to my own devices with a mascot and a camera

When Susi from DogKnobIt and I asked if we could dogsit the Eukanuba VP of Canine Communications, Pawl Griffin, for a bit at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, I’m not sure what they were thinking when they agreed. I’m glad they did, though. Because we had a ton of fun.

He’s a petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, but we decided to see what would happen when we asked breeders of other types of dogs for grooming advice. (For the record, that brilliant idea was Susi’s. I thought we should take him to a tattoo parlor.) So we visited a sheepdog, an Afghan, a Yorkie, a hairless terrier, and a few others. Here’s the result:

I realized after I posted the video that his name is spelled “Griffin”, but it took so dang long to upload the thing I didn’t have the heart to redo it and set myself back another hour and a half. So please forgive me the typo.

Upon seeing the video, my husband couldn’t restrain himself from commenting on how much he wished we had a boom mike. A boom mike. Well, this is what happens when you’re doing the iReporter guerilla stuff with a Flipcam. Think of it as the authentic dog show cacophanous experience.

So even if you think it’s terrible, or crummy, or even just bleh, lie to me and say you loved it. I’m fragile. Stick around for the outtakes at the end- I think they’re my favorite part. :D

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209375425 Susan Shields Montgomery

    Looks like you guys had a blast!

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      We did- so much fun!

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      We did- so much fun!

  • http://twitter.com/morningglory31 Jennie Brabston

    I think it was pawsitivley wonderful!!

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Thank you Jennie! :D

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Thank you Jennie! :D

  • Donna Black-Sword

    Of course I love this! Well done! Although I’m liking that tattoo idea, too.

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      I thought it was an amazing idea, but I have a feeling that might have earned me an early exit from the show.

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      I thought it was an amazing idea, but I have a feeling that might have earned me an early exit from the show.

  • Deborah Mendez

    No need to fib — it was fabulous! Love the rhinoplasty comment at the very end!

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      That was my favorite outtake. ;) The American Hairless Terrier club people were hysterical.

  • gaylec

    That was fun!

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Thanks Gayle!!

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Thanks Gayle!!

  • Susi

    The only thing more fun than watching this video was doing it with you, Jessica. The making of it was not without consequences. Since coming home, I’ve been trying to make the Pulik look like a PBGV. Gulp.

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Lift and separate, lift and separate.

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Lift and separate, lift and separate.

  • Chris

    Fun video. Of course I’m partial to the Yorkie who was adorable. Any details on her? Name, age, did she give you kisses?

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Since we only had Griffin for an hour we kind of flew through the booths, so unfortunately I didn’t get too much time to chat. The Yorkie was so sweet, though, letting me hold her the whole time. She was a snuggler more than a smoocher but I do have another video to do on the “Smoochers of Meet the Breeds.” :D

  • http://www.petcarebev.com Bev VanZant

    Thanks for the giggles–great vid!! So glad to see how well you and Susie used your time at the show.

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Tina will confirm- we were a well-oiled machine, with our marks pre-briefed and everything. We worked that dog for the full hour. He’s a trooper you got there!

  • http://www.petcarebev.com Bev VanZant

    Thanks for the giggles–great vid!! So glad to see how well you and Susie used your time at the show.

  • Cathey

    Just finally got a moment to catch – I absolutely love the snood – looks like a little bubushka!! Hope you had a merry Christmas, Dr. V!

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Aren’t the snoods great? Reminds me of my do-rag.

  • Ann

    Hee…this was great…I LOVE how each person wanted to make Griffin look like whatever breed they were showing…priceless!!

    Hey, don’t they make some kind of wireless, extraneous sound-cancelling thing-a-ma-jig mike? A boom mike would be a bit hard to handle among the doggies, it seems :)! No matter, it was fun :)!

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      I think those are out there- need to look for one for sure!