Friday, 19 March 2010

OK Go - Dog Walking Treadmill

This poor old chap doesn't appear to be up to the effort of walking two scrappy little dogs and has had a treadmill installed in the field.

The Tibetan, like Smiffy in the Bash Street Kids, always gets it wrong and appears to be walking backwards trying to effect an impression of this.

10 comments:

Dave said...

Where do you plug it in?

Sarah said...

Splendid idea LOL shouldn't you be standing on it too?

Rog said...

Dave: I wish you wouldn't practise your chat-up lines in the comments box.

Sarah: The idea is that I stand next to it and they do the walking. In our gym there's a bloke on the excerise bike who shouts stroke "pull" at the bloke on the rower.

Z said...

You should have it hooked up to a generator. I'm sure that Oz and Lil could power your iPhone, at any rate.

Macy said...

Been fantasising about a version of this for my own hound for some time now.
Problem is I'd need a stick or dangling from the front so he could chase properly.

I'd also need a mechanism that senses when he's going to lift a leg - so the treadmill would STOP before the critter is whisked backwards off mechanism, whilst spraying everyone in pee....

Rosie said...

The video is great!

KAZ said...

Just a thought - could that fit young chap in the photo ride his bike on this treadmill?
Excellent training.

Madame DeFarge said...

Needs some Berocca too by the looks of it.

Rog said...

Z: The answer to short battery life! And so convenient....

Macy: I fantasise about taking Lily to the Greyhound Stadium where she would beat all the proper racers like a comic book heroine but catch and destroy the imitation hare.

Rosie: OK Go to it!

Kaz: I would need a stationery bike, which would also be useful for delivering pens and notebooks. "Fit young chap" - it is a bit of a blurry phone pic.

Madame DF: I had no idea what Berocca was. I assumed it referred to the French for "Greece".

Malc said...

At last! A sensible use for gym equipment.