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by Gerret, file under: Shameless Commerce

Me with Flying Calf

Okay, I'm back in the lab with Chigger, who's here as an observer. Today I'm testing the Flying Calf, another sort of throwing toy. That's it in the picture at my feet. The first thing I need to point out is that it doesn't look anything like a calf unless there's a calf out there somewhere that's round and flat with a red rim. I'm guessing that they were making something they were going to call a "flying moon" or whatever when someone at the factory spilled some black paint and they said "oh no, what are we going to do now?" and someone else said, "let's just call it a flying calf." Oh well.

The other bad thing about the Flying Calf is that they claim it will float. Now that's just putting stupid ideas in Stump's head. He'd better hope the ducks can fetch 'cause it ain't gonna be the Gerret's problem if it goes in the pond.

Anyway, here's a video of my first test...

You'll notice the Flying Cow's toughness, and the way it inspires me to jump and the way I can slide it across the ground with my nose and the way it handles the classic rough-shake-side-to-side maneuver. Plus it flies further than the Hurl-a-Squirrel and is a bit more my size.

But what I discovered is that the real strength of the Flying Calf is that makes amazing acrobatic tricks possible. Watch test number two.

Okay, did you catch that sequence in the middle? The one where I spin 180 degrees and then flip the Flying Cow over my head toward my tail, then spin around another 180 degrees, pick up the Flying Calf, make a leaping pirouette back to face the camera, and then for a finale, I toss the Flying Calf high in the air, where it makes two full rotations and then I catch it again in my mouth while at a full run? No? Here's that sequence again in slow motion:

I'm telling you, it just doesn't get any better than that. I'm thinkin' Beijing, Gold Medal, the Gerret. I just gotta give the Flying Calf five Gerrets and name it my "favorite toy of the day."

Flying Calf: 5 Gerrets

Comments (1)


Gerret, I was held up in front of the computer screen tonight, and I saw you and my sisters! I hope all of you are fine. I sure am--being the only dog, spoiled, etc. What a life!

You should be in the movies that people pay to see. I and my master really appreciate this free one, though.

I'm told that I will get to visit with you and Sis soon.



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