HDTV – is it worth it?

Any time we went  into a big box store and see the wall of giant TVs, I often wondered if all the hype about HDTV is true.  Is the picture more crisp and clear?  Does it feel real?  You might be wondering what this has to do with Abby & Zoey…

sleeping with ricky webI have mentioned before that the little dumplings are certainly sofa snugglers.  Any time we sit down to watch something, they are both up on the couch in no time.  Usually they gravitate towards our laps – but that is now something they have to “work” for and be invited, Zoey first.  If there are no humans to snuggle with, they have been known to snuggle with our cat Ricky.  sleeping with Daisy webThey even shared the couch with Daisy, before they turned into anti-social monsters.  More times than I can count we have put sleeping (and snoring in Zo’s case) dogs to bed at night from the couch.  It is sort of like carrying a sleeping child to bed when they fall asleep elsewhere.  They are heavy and groggy and would much prefer to stay on the warm fleece covered couch.


me or the dog tvWe sat down recently to watch our new favorite Animal Planet show – It’s Me or the Dog.  The trainer and show were recommended to us by our UC Davis experts as a resource and training model.  Victoria Stilwell has some very solid and logical approaches to dog training which we are incorporating into the daily routine.  The episode we turned on was one about a multi-dog house with fighting bulldogs.  Thought it would be right up our alley.  In the introductory video segment it showed a Frenchie and an English bully fighting.  Believe me, the picture was crisp and clear and our dogs felt it was very real!

me or the dog packZo was off the couch first lunging at the (expensive) TV to attack the fighting bulldogs.  Abby followed closely thereafter, just as worked up.  The problem with this is that the little dumplings will turn their focus on each other – because the TV does not fight back.

Snuggle time was certainly over and we put them to bed in their kennels.  We were able to go back and watch the episode, but we had to keep the volume very low so they would not get riled up from the other room.

I don’t know about you, but I think there is definitely something wrong with this picture when I have to listen to MY television really softly so THEY do not react.

So yes, the HDTV is very realistic.  Abby & Zozo never went after the television before the high def.

me or the dog bookMore on Victoria Stilwell and her show at these sites:  www.positively.com  and http://animal.discovery.com/tv/its-me-or-dog/

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