Sunday, August 26, 2007
Dodger and Gunshot Noise
"What's with Dodger and 'gunshot' noise?" Good question. We recently discovered why dogs should avoid being outside during fireworks when we ventured onto a "John Hancock" movie set on Figueroa and Flower streets. The set included emergency vehicles and traffic in a crash and "shootout" scene reminiscent of the movie, "Heat." During the take, costumed actors, depicting police officers, fire fighters, innocent bystanders and obviously "bad guys" engaged in a "shootout" in the midst of all the crashed vehicles. Once the shooting started, Dodger immediately attempted to run for cover and ran all the way home while still on leash! (We now have figured out that Dodger knows his way home.) He was traumatized for a few days thereafter as demonstrated by his weariness to large buses during his walks. But, being the City Dog he is, he has become accustomed to these silly movie sets and has resumed to pooping right along the curb, just as a large bus zooms by. For Dodger, it simply allows for some wind on his face while he is taking care of business . . .