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jim in paris

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tops and dogs
« on: March 22, 2020, 04:28:39 AM »

salut les amis













any other related images ?
Jeremy : it's time to play tops with HER ! ;) ;)

good day,stay inside,wash hands,cellphone,keys,etc

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Re: tops and dogs
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 12:06:29 PM »

Roxie will sometimes give a top spinning on the floor a sniff, as in the segment at 0:42 below...

https://youtu.be/c-3JSEph9tk

Her interest seems to end there, but a treat-bearing top would be a very different story.

BTW, my attempts at tricks in the video were pretty lame, but I think you guys could do some cool tricks with high-speed underhand tops like these.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 12:19:13 PM by Jeremy McCreary »
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Re: tops and dogs
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 02:14:59 PM »

excellent vid jeremy !! 8)

Roxie rocks on rock music

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Re: tops and dogs
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 05:26:17 PM »

Hmmm, tops and dogs, tops and dogs... Wait, I know!

Behold the "Kong top" -- Roxie's small classic Kong toy with an improvised LEGO core (left) providing a nicely aligned stem and tip...



Compared to the fine black tip on the bare core, the small gray ball tip on the top adds some self-righting ability and makes for more interesting travel paths. It also adds a few seconds of spin time on both flat and concave surfaces. Go figure.



As with most tops with peg top-like shapes, critical speed is just too high for hand starts on the ground. But the green/black ribbon-pull starter below turns in wobble-free sleepers of up to 90 s, and the gray high-speed electric starter does almost as well.



Roxie's reaction? A few more sniffs than usual, then nada. She consented to this photo with the top only in exchange for a belly rub. Not surprising, I guess, for a toy she lost interest in long ago.



Video coming soon -- after I recheck interest with some pulverized treats inside.

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Re: tops and dogs
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 06:23:48 PM »

From an old johnm post..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1fptpIVSgk

Roxie's never shown that kind of interest, but she's not Japanese. Love the off-screen woman's laugh.
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Re: tops and dogs
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 12:47:28 AM »

I have always loved that video.  I think our new dog loves it, too.  He jumped off the couch to see what was going on and gave the speaker several quizzical looks!
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Re: tops and dogs
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 11:03:17 AM »

I have always loved that video.  I think our new dog loves it, too.  He jumped off the couch to see what was going on and gave the speaker several quizzical looks!

How about a photo of your new dog with a top?

People take a lot of comfort in dogs -- something we could all use right about now.
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