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January 16th, 2010

Yoda in Action

Posted by GerrysMom in Uncategorized    

Well, even I know this is long overdue, but it sure was boring waiting for Mom to finish with the video cameras and the TV and the computer…

Soooo bored... and yes, I have spots on my tongue!

Soooo bored... and yes, I have spots on my tongue!

 Mom had to take video of Yoda on her old camcorder from the 90’s and has wished she could have shared them with you all for a long time.  Well, she tried playing the video on the TV and recording it with her new Flip Ultra video camera.  She’s not thrilled with how much darker everything turned out, but with some editing, most all of it is good enough to see how pawesome my big brother was on three legs, at least.  Maybe some day she’ll get a professional to convert the old video.  But on the eve of my official adoption (forking over the dough to the shelter tomorrow!), she wanted to complete a tribute to Yoda’s memory.   I wouldn’t have gotten here without him!  Thanks, Bro!!

Since the picture quality isn’t great, Mom wants me to give you the head’s up to watch for when Yoda jumps over some big ol’ rocks to stay in a game of chase at the dog park.  There were “Whoa’s!” from the other humans at the park when Yoda did that, but since Mom was filming from far away and you pawrents with your weak ears won’t hear it, Mom went ahead and added music to the video. 

The chase game part is funny, cause it was Mom and Yoda’s first trip to a park after they found he had lung mets, and he had run all around the park already and she thought she had let him run too long, when he stopped for shade and water for quite a while.  Then, as she was wondering if he could make it to the car, he hopped up and took off to check out a gang of dogs several yards away.  And before Mom knew it, he was playing a game of chase!

So enjoy the somewhat random string of video clips of Yoda to “It’s Not My Time,” by 3 Doors Down…


  1. Spirit Yoda, you are awesome. What a great video! Thanks for posting.
    Love Gerry’s tongue!

      cairasue — January 16, 2010 @ 1:43 am   

  2. What beautiful memories of Yoda! He could really run like the wind! Love the music too!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

    P.S. I also got a Flip Ultra camera right before Christmas… I love it!!

      jakesmom — January 16, 2010 @ 4:41 am   

  3. Wow! Loved the rock jump. Thanks for the video.

      rockyandme — January 16, 2010 @ 7:46 am   

  4. That was great!! No wonder he caught a rabbit- he could move and cut!!

    Thanks for sharing, and nice tune too.

    Karen and the pug girls

      krun15 — January 16, 2010 @ 10:35 am   

  5. Oh – I do miss my Yoda buddy! Those are great video clips! And look how well he ran! He also looks completely different than I expected (as much lab as dobie?) and does have a real tail like you once said. I pictured a little stubby dobie tail.

    Cool spotted tongue Gerry – where did you find that one!

      Tazzie — January 16, 2010 @ 2:56 pm   

  6. Gerry’s Mom says –

    Thanks everybody.

    Sorry about the often shaky camera work by the way. It’s not easy to play fetch and hold the camera steady at the same time. And of course, mostly only the outdoor footage was usable because of the lighting.

    I don’t know if others are getting the same thing, but at least half the time the music comes through rather distorted for me. Hopefully that’s not the case for everybody. That didn’t happen with my other videos, so I don’t know what’s up with it.

      GerrysMom — January 16, 2010 @ 2:56 pm   

  7. Hey Tazzie! I don’t know where my spotted tongue came from. Mom just pointed at it one day when I was yawning, and was like, “Whoa, you’ve got black on your tongue!” I think it’s always been like that. Stuff tastes the same, so whatever.

    Yeah, Yoda definitely had Lab characteristics (though not as far as his personality!). His chest, feet and snout though had the dobe characteristics that his vet recognized. But generally, at the park, people saw THEIR dog’s breed in him. So Mom heard all kinds of guesses from border collie to greyhound.

      GerrysMom — January 16, 2010 @ 3:00 pm   

  8. Awesome video! Just goes to show dogs don’t need four legs to have a great time!

    (Peyton’s brother)

      Peyton's Path — January 16, 2010 @ 5:34 pm   

  9. Wow! I know you miss your guy. I’m glad that Gerry is there to be with you.
    By the way, Yoda looked different than I imagined, too. The tail really surprised me!

      Emilysmom — January 17, 2010 @ 4:54 pm   

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