Is a German Shepherd Smarter than a Labrador?

I made my first movie starring Raynor and Fatty McButterpants.  This video is based on a part of the Dog IQ Test called Dog Under Towel. Before you watch it and think I’m a terrible person who tortures Labradors with towels on their heads let me reassure you.

Okay, I can’t.

I’m a terrible person who laughs at the expense of old Labradors. But my mirth is mostly due to my memories of doing this test years ago when Fatty and Jonah were youngsters and Jonah’s response at the time to Fatty. If a dog could roll its eyes, he would have. Raynor seems much more concerned about her well-being.

ETA: I found some free use music to use from this site: http://dig.ccmixter.org/free_music?offset=0. The song is called, Cafe Connection Instrumental.

Finally, a Puppy Picture

It is my deep pleasure to introduce Ulik vom Zeder Kamme, call name: Raynor.

It is very hard to get a decent picture of him because he is all piss and vinegar and constant motion.

Raynor arrived moments before I had to go off to BlogHer for the week so my husband has had 24/7 puppy duty and just like any new mom he’s tired and cranky. Unfortunately I’m tired and a bit cranky too from traveling. We’re quite a pair. If we survive tonight without having a fight it’ll be close to a miracle. Ahhh, but he’s a cute puppy.

Thank goodness for Georgia who has taken on doggy nursemaid duties. Doo hates him with a fiery passion because Raynor is already bigger than he is (and he might just be a tad worried that Raynor is a bit cuter right now).