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Laurie Anderson Is Telling Stories, Hers and Ours

By Jon Pareles

In “Heart of a Dog,” Ms. Anderson’s voice-over tells a string of converging stories amid images that can be documentary or nearly abstract: cellphone videos; surveillance footage; home movies old and new; skies and seascapes; and Ms. Anderson’s charcoal drawings of the bardo, the Tibetan Buddhist name for the 49-day transition between death and rebirth.

The film revolves around Lolabelle, a rat terrier who was a constant companion to Ms. Anderson and Mr. Reed. “She was just a good, easygoing, sweet dog,” said Elisabeth Weiss, the self-described “life enrichment dog trainer” who worked with the aging Lolabelle as the dog was going blind, and who appears in the film. “She was also used to traveling. She could smell a limo from blocks away when it was hers.”

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  1. How adorable! Such manners for Nono and Sia. Very creative on the adults end.

    Comment by karen on June 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm
  2. That is totally hilarious! Great job and really fun to watch!

    Comment by Fran on June 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  3. Actually my friend and website designer Kendra Dixson was the person who sent me the video. So 99% of the credit goes to her!

    Comment by Elisabeth on June 11, 2011 at 7:55 am
  4. Hee hee, well a good friend of mine forwarded it to me so the list goes on. I think it is so cute and I’m amazed at how well the dogs are behaved, although you do see a little help from the human hands so they don’t dive their noses into their dish. lol

    Comment by Kendra Dixson on June 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm
  5. yes the dogs are great! I also liked HOW they helped the dogs by pretending it was a human “putting your chin in your hands” gesture. It is most entertaining.

    Comment by Elisabeth Weiss on June 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm