The morning before we went to the audition - Ranger was running around here like a fart in a mitten. When we got to the audition he must have been channeling Lassie and settled right down to work. I swear, someone pulls out a camera and Ranger poses...
During the audition Ranger sat, downed, stayed, made his handsome face for the camera, chased the Frisbee, brought it back, shook it & tried to kill it several times (which only made everyone laugh). He was a movie star (in my eyes at least). The only thing he didn't do was tilt his head from side to side on cue. (How do you train your dog to do that anyway?)
There were three dogs in the call-back. Ranger, a Marley look alike and an Irish Wolf Hound mix. They also wanted to see Beth, while her Frisbee skills are stellar, her face and eyes are too dark for what they are looking for.
Ranger's only real competition was the Irish Wolf Hound who may have more of the look they are going for. The human actor is an older gentleman and they may think the wolfhound looks like a dog he could conceivably have. However the wolf hound won't chase Frisbee's on a beach. Depends on what direction they really want to go with the dog role I guess.
I am partial to Ranger of course. We will wait and see what they decide.
This weekend when John and I took the dogs for a walk this series of pictures happened in the course of a couple of minutes when we took a break.
C'mon Dad, throw the stinkin' ball already!
Outta my way, I got it!
Brynn sure thinks he is the bee's knees