Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A glimpse into our day

Today I have a little video for you.  It's nothing exotic, just Brutus & Carmen being Brutus & Carmen.  If I am home, this is what they do ALL DAY LONG.  

They take little nap breaks here & there, but basically it's bitey-face playing & wrestling to their hearts content.  If you've never watched two Frenchies play, they have a pretty unique style, rolling around & using their front feet and mouths, of course accompanied by lots of sound effects (mostly snorting).  Brutus is usually pretty gentle with Carmen, but not afraid to take her down.  Carmen holds her on despite being half Brute's size (she weighs in at 12 lbs, he at around 24 lbs),  and has developed a "sit on your head" maneuver that works pretty well (she demonstrates it about midway through the video).  As you'll see, I think they genuinely enjoy one another as playmates and wrestling partner.  Note that Mason is conspicuously absent in the video - he was gloriously napping away in another room, glad to be out of the fray for once!

Sorry about the graininess of the video and bouncing around, as this was an impromptu shoot with my iPhone.  Think you'll still be able to enjoy the clip and get a little glimpse of what goes on at my feet any time I'm home.  The video is just under 3 minutes, but just imagine it going on for hours! 


El'bow and Hauwii said...

we do that all the time! :D
sanne always say stop it please but we dont haha

El'bow & Hauwii

Yoda & Brutus said...

LOL!!! I might have to try that sit on the head trick on Brutus next time we are wrasslin' :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda (& Brutus)

houndstooth said...

Tee hee! I love that little roly poly maneuver! Watching them must be more entertaining that watching TV!


Isn't it funny how they seem to go crazy with their own kind? When we meet up with other Greyhounds, the girls are thrilled! We met up with a pair of Shepherds the other day with Morgan, too, and she was just so darned happy!

Bunny's mom

Sam said...

Carmen looks like a raging monster with those teeth out. An adorable, sweet, squeeeezable monster, but a monster nonetheless :) And those sound effects don't help, either! What a good big brother Brutus is to play with her. He must be thrilled to have her around.

Thanks for sharing a glimpse in to your day.

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

Oh believe me, I can TOTALLY imagine this going on for hours. Just imagine it happen with 110lbs of dog (yes, Abby is 55lbs now). Glad to see that the 'big dogs' love their little sisters! (And yep, Mason is one smart cookie!)

-Fi's Mom (for a change)

Minna Krebs said...

BOL! Great take-down there, Carmen! Brutus is such a good big brudder, but he better watch out when Carmen gets a little bigger...she looks like she takes this SERIOUSLY! BOL


Maggie and Mitch said...

You play so gentle with each other! We love all of the rolling around!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Kari in WeHo said...

Thats big carl and mesa. BC always starts off by going for the Achilles.

Lorenza said...

Sure those two have fun together!
Kisses and hugs

Dory and the Mama said...

Get her Brutus.....Get him Carmen!!!

What a fun time you two are having, plus...endless entertainment for your humans!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Jazzi said...

Cute video
Looks like Carmen just kinda takes the lead. It is fun to play huh??


Benny and Lily said...

We love it. You guys look like us. I snort like you wouldn't believe.. You guys are so adorable. Glad you are showing your sis the ropes!
Benny & Lily

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh I do love Carmen's style!! The roll around and pounce is especially a nice move!

We just caught up (again) and BOL at Carmen's moving bed photos.Also the one of Paul carrying his Brutus luggage was a hoot!! AS far as the Frenchie bitie face---you two are a couple lightweights! We sound like we're killing each other when we play!! Miss Flattie now!

Bunta + Yumi said...

Ohhhhh, Brutus & Carmen!
I definitely need a little sister to play with as you do!!!!!


Tucker said...

I love playing bitey face and wrestlin' with my BFF cousin Diesel. But we takes up a little more space cause he weighs 135lbs and I weigh 140. BOL.

woof - Tucker

Mack said...

It's nice to have a little sis to bug isn't it!!???
And I know you two are LOVIN that cool tile!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

"Oh I've been biting on my brother, all the live-long day ..."

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

Happy birthday, Brutus!!!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona (and Abby the Mutant Puppy)

twinkietinydog said...

Sorry, Brutus, but I need a moment with your mom. Michelle, you need a youtube channel. These guys are going to become more and more fun together. Just the snorts alone make this an adorable and hilarious video.
I'm soooo happy for Carmen and Brutus and Mason ...
What a great furry family you've created!

PS Mom says she loves your floor. It's awesome!

Bijou said...

That's what me and Banjo do, but mom got a break from it when brother was sick. I think Brutus might be in trouble when Carmen is all grown up. BOL


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Yeppers, when it is too hot to do zoomies inside, wrestling in the cool air is the best alternative. It looks like Carmen has been watching Ciara with that head move. Brutus, beware, those girls can take over very quickly.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

It sounds like their purring like kitties!

I'm glad little Carmen can hold her own & we knew that Brutus would be a great big brother!