Monday, March 24, 2008

The Ultimate Dog Toy: Jerry's Ball Machine

I was seriously wondering what I was going to blog about this morning, when I received an email from my pal, Linda, who was kind enough to send me this video. I laughed so hard, and just knew that the answer to my question had  been answered. Please enjoy this wonderfully clever dog owner, lamgngo's solution  on how to make a canine's life more interesting.

Here is what lamgngo wrote about the video:

"I built the ball machine because I thought my dog Jerry, might like it and that it would be something fun for me to build. So after two years of on and off work, with many safety features such as IR proximity sensors to protect Jerry and my son from the machine, I finally complete.

Far from being a replacement for me, I was always right there with him enjoying his fun. And with all the troubles that I went through to build the ball machine, I still end up throwing more balls than that the machine could count! According to the computer, he played with the machine by himself only 3 times in his life.

I recently put this video on YouTube to keep alive my earlier memories of him and (hopefully) provide some "humorous distractions" for anyone that might drop by."

Jerry needs no help playing with his ball

Have you ever designed a clever toy for your dog? Leave a comment after watching the video and let us know!

3 comments:

Donna9331 said...

Smart dogs...great exercise too!

Vicki said...

Now that is what I call a neat invention. But the little dog steals the show. He is one smart little dog.

Anonymous said...

I'm truly impressed by the constructor's skill and tenacity in the design, development and implementation of this happy and loving toy. Not only a toy for the family pet (looking a bit gray in the muzzle) but the child, clearly at home with both the dog and the automaton.
...Jim