I was beginning to think we'd have nothing to show this week for tricky t-day. None of our new tricks have progressed enough to show off.
I bought Oreo a basketball hoop (Jeff had to modify it for us) on Sunday, and video taped Oreo's first experience with the hoop.
We still have a long way to go. For starters, I want to be able to throw him the ball, have him catch (is dribble asking to much?), and dunk it! Then, the possibilities are endless. Think of the alley oops, and then I could teach him lay ups with his paws.....
This video is more of a blooper reel. I don't think Oreo really gets the concept yet. I didn't feel that "aha" moment.
At least we have a hoop (found on a bottom shelf at Target, on clearance). I had been using a paper bowl with the bottom cut out. Jeff came home one night and saw the bowl sitting on the table. He said, "Oh boy, should I ask what that is? What? Are you teaching Oreo to shoot baskets?"
Boy, does he know me well or what?
Oreo has made progress on this trick since we shot this video on Sunday afternoon. Hopefully in a month or two, Oreo will be able to show off some spectacular Jordanesque moves. Here is his first slam dunk (although Jeff is telling me it is an alley oop, tells you how much I know).
Theo & Miles....this one's for you!