Someone once told me that dogs can't see what's on the television because it's two dimensional. I totally disagree. Marley is the funniest thing whenever there are other dogs on the television.
He will sit on my lap or with the children and look as though he is totally enthralled in what we are watching.
If a dog comes on the TV he will start barking at it. He's also barked at horses and cats and mice on the TV, but not people.
A few times now he's even barked at cartoon dogs.
They don't have to be barking, he just sees them - their shape, their fur...I'm not sure what it is that attracts his attention.
His favourite movie, believe it or not, is 101 Dalmations, the Glen Close version. He will actually try to chase the puppies behind the TV in the entertainment unit.
He will follow them off the screen and then try to climb in behind the TV to see where they've gone. I've never seen anything like it and I've owned a few dogs now.
Jasper doesn't take any notice of them, but to Marley they are real dogs! How bizarre.
Has anyone else ever heard of that happening?