Mama Diaries

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The What the Fluff? Challenge

First of all, I'd like to thank you all for the warm welcome you gave guest author, Elaine Kaye, last week. I'm sure she appreciated it!

At my house, we're always up for a challenge. The latest involved our giant German Shepherd, Schultz. It's called the "What the Fluff?" challenge. What you're supposed to do, is stand in a doorway, holding up a sheet so that it covers you. You lower the sheet and say, "one." Then you raise it. You lower it again and say, "two." And raise it. Then you say, "three" and drop the sheet as you run away. The dog who is watching gets confused, thinking you disappeared. The reaction you get is supposed to be funny.

Here's an example:


Well, Schultz must be too smart for this challenge. My daughter did it. But instead of being confused, the large quadruped used his big sniffer to track her down. He found her, no problem. Guess you can't fool a German Shepherd!


Before I go, I'd like to let you know that I'm a guest on Linda's blog. Please stop by and visit!

35 comments:

  1. Ooh, I remember seeing vids like this on Twitter, but had no idea it was called the "What the Fluff" challenge. Love how Schultz ended up being too smart for it, LOL!

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  2. What fun Sherry, you and your family and pets certainly makes life happy especailly for us readers.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Hi, Sherry!

    I enjoyed watching "Dog Candid Camera." Some of those pooches freaked out and started experiencing separation anxiety while others, cat-like, remained unfazed. It stands to reason that many breeds, like your Schultz, would be able to sniff their way to the missing human.

    Thanks for the smiles and laughs, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Sherry, I left a comment on Linda's blog and it is awaiting moderation. Would you please remind her? Thanks!

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    2. Animals sure can be comical, can't they? Thanks for visiting Linda's blog. I'll have to check to see if your comment is there. I suspect it is. And as always, thank you for being so supportive!

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  4. I've seen a few of these videos, and some of them are hilarious. I don't know if any of the dogs we've had over the years would've been fooled by the "disappearing act," but it wouldn't be worth the effort of trying it on our cats.

    Woo HOO! I finally received your new book in the mail. Not sure why it took so long for Amazon to ship it, but I'm glad it's here. After I finish the looooong novel I'm reading now, it'll be next up. (I have to read it before giving to one of my grandkids, right?) Right!

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    1. Thanks for your review! I appreciate it. I'm not sure what was up with Amazon, but I'm glad it's in stock now and that everyone has been receiving their copies.

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  5. bet the cat wasn't entertained either

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  6. He wasn't falling for that. The horse caught on pretty quick in the video.

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    1. The horse is probably a little smarter than most of those dogs!

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  7. Um... They want to confuse the dog? I must be dense. I just don't get it.

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  8. See, I'm betting my dog wouldn't even care. Probably just be all, "okay, yeah, sure" and then turn around and walk back to his bed. Of course, it wouldn't probably work on my girl dog either. She's going deaf and blind, so she'd probably brush it off on her bad eyesight.

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    1. That sounds like how my cat would be. He wouldn't care, either.

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  9. Dogs are clever and can know what is happening.

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  10. Thanks for the good laugh on a sleepy Thursday afternoon, Sherry! If only my dog is still around, I would love to try it on her. Miss her! xoxo

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    1. Maybe you'll have another dog and you can try it.

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  11. You do have a clever dog. I don't think my dog would have fallen for it either. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. If you have a smart one, I suspect it would use its nose to find you.

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  12. So cute Sherry! Loved the video! LOL! You have so much fun at home! I went to Linda's blog, but couldn't comment, because of word press. As you know, blogger has been giving me an issue all over! But, I will say again, congrats and I will join you with some dumplings and tea! Big Hugs!

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    1. So glad you will join us for the dumplings and tea. :) Hope your blogger issues go away!

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  13. I'm not sure why this works with so many animals (on the Internet, at least). I've seen cat ones that crack me up because that cat generally sits there, not caring. Just starts licking itself. Animals aren't normally dependent on sight alone, so this is an odd phenomenon.

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    1. Maybe the curious, playful dogs are more easily fooled.

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  14. Nice:) I always liked turning the hose on full blast and watching the dog try to "bite" the stream of water:)

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    1. My dog loves that! He's ruined a few sprinkler systems because of it!

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