Sunday, August 16, 2009

Beagles love blueberries.

There's a movie coming out in November called The Fantastic Mr. Fox. I'm excited about this movie for a gajillion different reasons.

First, it's by Wes Anderson, whose movies I love (like The Royal Tenenbaums, starring Buckley the Beagle-- plus I have a sneaking suspicion that Alice may actually be a Tenenbaum).

Second, guess who's doing the voice of Mr. Fox? Oh, yeah-- Studs With Pugs Honoree, George Clooney (otherwise known as the future Mr. Alice's Human Female). Fantastic, indeed.

Third, it's based off the Roald Dahl book. Who doesn't love Roald Dahl?

The Human Male stumbled across the trailer yesterday, and now I'm even more excited.

While watching this, two things struck me as particularly funny: one, the "beagles love blueberries" comment. I've never really tried with any of our other dogs, but Alice will do anything for a blueberry. From now on, I'm going to attribute her obsession with blueberries to her beagle half.

Second, Mr. Fox's "trademark", that obnoxious whistle and tongue click, is also The Human Male's irritating trademark. He's been doing it at least since we got Alice. It drives me absolutely nuts, but I do think it's kind of funny that it's in a movie, and actually gets called out as being irritating.

Plus it also gets Alice's attention when she's in a blueberry trance.


Mr. Puggle said...

looks funny!

Ruby's Other Momma said...

Hi Alice! Ruby loves blueberries too, but only if they are cut up. Must have something to do with the squirt and pop they do when she bites them. She almost looks scared when she bites one and then she spits it out on the floor and paws it to the death before she will attempt to eat it again. She also LOVES watermelon and cantaloupe...have you tried these? Right now she is eating some Gerber Graduates sweet potato puffs that she is jumping up and catching.

The movie looks funny. Can't wait to see it.

Ariel said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the movie but human Papa will have to get it for us when it comes out on video. Except that human Granny did find a drive-in in the ChicagoLand area. Hmmm! I never really had blueberries. Have to try them as long as human Granny says that they are safe. I will have to try and beg harder when she (human Granny) has some....Snicker! Snicker!
Have a Barking great rest of the weekend.
Licks & Wags, Ariel <3