Hello, my name is Titan!
I’m always up to no good, but my family loves me anyway. It doesn’t matter how many toys I destroy, shoes I chew, or what part of the deck I decide to eat, someone always wants to cuddle with me at the end of the day.
I spend most of my days playing with my brothers, Charlie and Lester. We like to chase squirrels, birds, and play with sticks we find in the yard. When we get tired and hot we like to come inside and lay on the couch in cool A/C. Mom doesn’t like it, but on account that we are soooo cute we get away with it anyway.
Today it was sunny out with a nice breeze, all me and my brothers wanted to do was go outside and play. Well, I wanted to dig up the bone I buried yesterday behind the bush in the corner of the yard. I was super hungry because when Mom wasn’t looking Charlie ate all my breakfast.
We were all sitting in front of the window longing for the backyard. Mom told us we had to calm down and wait. A man with loud machine was back there and I for sure thought he was going to take my bone.
Finally the man was done and Mom let us outside…… Oh, we were so happy! I darted right out the door, Charlie and Lester followed. I hurried to the spot were I buried my bone, checking to see if it was still there. It was! But Charlie was watching me so I left it behind the bush.
I started sniffing around the yard to try and figure out what that man was doing back here. While I was on my mission silly Charlie and Lester were fighting over a toy Mr. Johnson brought us yesterday……
Butterfly! I saw a butterfly!
I jumped and tried to catch it, but it was just out of my reach. I followed the butterfly jumping and leaping after it. It’s beautiful colors lead me to the edge of the yard along the fence line.
Cat! I saw a cat!
That’s when I noticed the evil cat from next door, who always sits at the end of the driveway and taunts us……
He was sitting right outside the open fence gate. But what was the gate doing open? Mom never leaves the gate open………
That evil cat was there taunting me again! In a split second decision, against my better judgment, I darted after him. I ran and he ran. I chased him. I think he was more scared of the noises outside then me catching him.
Before it knew it, I chased evil cat all the way up a tree. Then I looked around and realized I was far from home.
Oh no, Mom is going to be so worried and look for me everywhere.
I started my adventure back home in hopes Mom would not notice I was gone for too long. I got into all kinds of fun stuff along the way.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Baker form several streets over called my Mom. She was upset because I was chasing her husband with a garden hose. I only did it because Mr. Baker was yelling at me for pooping in his yard and he tried to squirt me first.
Mom came to get me right away, but I had already left the Baker’s and was playing up the street in the Robinson’s pool.
When Mom finally found me I was all wet. She gave me a big hug and told me she had been looking everywhere for me. Then she scolded me for running away.
But at the end of the night we were cuddling again!
How the Final Project was Created:
I used a combination of the flowing projects from the ds106 assignment bank –
To complete this part I took a picture of my dog. Edited it in Photo Studio, by changing the coloring effects and adding some stamps and saved the edited version. From there I uploaded it to my Flickr account. The I copied the URL and embedded it to the blog post.
In this case I used my creative power and more it a missing noir dog poster. I Microsoft publisher to create this piece. I found the black dog shadow picture by googling, noir dog graphics. I copied, cut, and pasted this image to my Publisher document. I completed this assignment by inserting some word art and many text boxes to get he message out the missing “Noir Dog”. After I was satisfied with the posted, I saved it as a .jpeg to my desktop. From there I uploaded it to my flickr account. I then copied the URL and embedded it into the blog post.
To create this part of the assignment, my first thought was to put a go pro on the dog and walk him around the neighborhood. However, that did not work out too well. My second thought was to affix my phone to a selfie stick and ride around on my bike or in the passenger seat of the car. That idea didn’t work so well either. So, I ended up just finding a bunch of clips through YouTube and mashed them all together, pretty much just like creating a highlight reel and adding music.
For this part of the assignment I created a series of animated .gifs from YouTube clips. I tried to find images a dog would see while out roaming the neighborhood. I’ve learned there are many ways you can create .gifs, but here are some instructions if you want to make your own.
I used the Audacity program to make stream of sound effects I gathered from different YouTube clips. After I completed the project in Audacity I saved it to my desktop and then uploaded it to Soundcloud. From there I copied the URL and embedded it into the blog.