Looking for the Video

Quite the technical challenge week for the humans here this week.  First, they carefully edited this week’s walking video and uploaded it to YouTube.  After several hours of processing – nothing.  Tried again – fail.  And again – fail.  Finally just converted it to a QuickTime movie (we work on a MAC) and loaded it directly to the website.

But while QuickTime movies work well for many people, they are challenges to a significant percentage and we had several regular readers tell us both publicly and privately that they were unable to view the video.

Rusty wanted to reenact the frustration of our readers. He wants to be clear that this is not any particular pup, whether it is a Belgian Tervuren or any other particular pup:


We think we smell a funny video up here somewhere


We think we sniff it right under this bush


Wait.  Is that a Flying Squirrel that I can run and play fetch with?


Wow, standing in these tall weeds is really fun.  What was I doing here?

So, anyway, our humans tried again last night taking only a segment of the original video – the infamous Rusty fighting scene.  Loaded.  Hah.  So, below, you will see the embedded YouTube video for just that segment.

And just in case you still can’t see the video, here you go:


P.S. – Our humans are also muttering something about doing some technical upgrades on the website.  If they can’t load a video onto YouTube, we are not sure we trust them with this task.


  1. Steve and Kat on August 15, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    That was a great attack! Way to go Rusty! You never know what balloons might be up to. They are probably in cahoots with the Cat Pack.


    PS. I think that’s the first time we’ve gotten a glimpse of one of your humans. 🙂

  2. Mochi on August 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    We loved seeing the video again! I have never tried to fight a balloon, but mom said I would probably run and hide if it popped.

    I love tall weeds! Especially the ones with stickies! Mom hates when I go through them since she’s the one that has to pull them all off. 🙂


  3. Samantha ~ Holly & Zac ~ on August 14, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    haha, Rusty – that was fun to watch, especially in slow motion..lol

    Holly & Zac…XX

  4. Holly and Khady Lynn on August 14, 2009 at 2:35 am

    How fun! I can’t believe you didn’t actually pop any of those balloons!!

  5. Brownie on August 13, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    BOL! What a funny video, I’m so glad I got to see it! Rusty, you nearly knocked those ballons OUT! You would qualify for some championship boxing!

  6. Ozzie on August 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I have never seen a baloon. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!

  7. the Army of Four on August 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Tell me Rusty isn’t one brave Siberian, taking on all those balloons! What a SuperSibe!
    Play bows,

  8. Brice on August 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Great stealth move in the bushes Rusty! Much better than that other pup’s attempt.

    But you need to work on pinning the balloons and popping them. It’s fun to make loud noises and send Eva scrambling for her kennel.

    BTW all the cool dogs play with Flying Squirrels.

    Later Gator!
    Bricey Boy

    p.s. Don’t hate me because I’m handsome and talented. Not everypup can be like me.

    p.s.s. We think all the attempts to get the video to work yesterday caused an issue. Momma had to threaten the laptop with a sledgehammer this morning just to get it to boot correctly.

    p.s.s.s. If some huzzy sees this, being sukhkykhyssup has it’s benefits.

  9. Life With Dogs on August 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Ah yes, the video upload challenge. Too much time to wait! Try uploading one to blogger – you’ll celebrate a couple of birthdays before it finishes!

  10. Woodrow, Sweetie & Sherman on August 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

    our mommy frequently uses HBO words when dealing with you tube – it took 2 hours for upload our walking video – thats why it was posted so late – it kept failing –

    and yes we loved the video more and more everytime we watched it – rusty is so funny!!

    great re-enactment

    Woodrow – Sweetie – MJ

  11. Storm Glory on August 13, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Aren’t technically challenged humans a pain in our furry little butts?


  12. Stella on August 13, 2009 at 10:16 am

    You used to use QuickTime Video and I could never get them to work. However, yesterday I downloaded the newest model(my existing one was quite old) and it worked perfectly. After all those teasers, I wasn’t gonna miss Rusty kicking up his heels!

    Killer balloons , , ,a dog can’t be too careful!

    Stella and Mom

  13. NCMountainwoman on August 13, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Wonder why the rest of the Herd left Rusty to fend off those enemies all alone? He did a great job even after being blindsided. I loved the video.

  14. The OP Pack on August 13, 2009 at 9:58 am

    We loved it even more the second time around – well, maybe it was really the 7th or 8th time as we liked it so much we did instant replays over and over again last night. Mom has had trouble with You Tube too, when it tells you it needs four hours to uplad a 1/5 min. video, something isn’t right.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  15. Turbo the Sibe on August 13, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Humans need constant canine supervision.

  16. Kira on August 13, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Wooos! Well this Rusty fan got to see it the first time. The second time around was just as fun!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  17. Khyra on August 13, 2009 at 5:58 am


    These Belgian Tervurens of which woo paw – I hear they are furry handsome and intelligent dogs…but sometimes just a bit too sukhkykhyssup to their momma’s…

    I’m so glad Rusty’s fans (and not the old Rusty that used to drive those khars in cirkhles) have gotten to see more of the balloon bout!

    PeeEssWoo: Mine doesn’t leave her shoes around…she had just popped them off to sit and use my laptop! (Don’t tell anyone but I don’t chew things like that)

  18. Wild Dingo on August 13, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Sibe vs. Balloons– a knock down, drag out WWF show down! Bring it on! Balloons: 1, Sibe: 0. sigh. some day, the Sibe will get those Balloons to say “uncle” or “husky”…

    Oh No! you caved to YouTube! say it isn’t so. try vimeo if you’re going to host it somewhere…(mac friendly!) they seem much easier to use and prettier in their interface. wild dingo is a content owner snob. hates hosting content on free servers! something about nothing in life is truly free… especially if weighed down by 8 paws. can’t imagine the heft of 24 paws…

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