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January 20, 2012 8:38 AM   Subscribe

This might be the happiest dog you'll see today. [slyt]
posted by quin (44 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
So far, anyway...
The farmer, on the other hand...
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:44 AM on January 20, 2012


Haha, was he trying to find a toy or something that was thrown in there? Seems a little mean. Or the best game ever. But that was darn cute.
posted by Glinn at 8:47 AM on January 20, 2012


I thought for sure this was going to be one of those videos of dogs being reunited with their deployed-soldier owners.
posted by saladin at 8:55 AM on January 20, 2012


Cute, but the dog was jumping around so s/he could find something.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:58 AM on January 20, 2012


Mine's like this in snow.
posted by desjardins at 8:59 AM on January 20, 2012


That dog's tail is wagging hard enough to launch it into LEO.

I WILL SMISH YOU PUPPY. ALL THE SMISHINGS.
posted by elizardbits at 9:01 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not the happiest dog I'll see today – you should see my dog – but still absolutely awesome.
posted by koeselitz at 9:02 AM on January 20, 2012


If you heard the original sound to that video you'd think differently. That dog is trying to attack He Who Walks Behind the Rows. This camera was found clutched in a bloody severed hand.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:06 AM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Now I have a big smile on my face. Thanks, I needed that!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:08 AM on January 20, 2012


Cute, but the dog was jumping around so s/he could find something.

And snap it's neck.

I've got a dog just like it. She's happy quite a bit.
posted by philip-random at 9:08 AM on January 20, 2012


He's no Fenton.
posted by Fizz at 9:09 AM on January 20, 2012 [9 favorites]


That made my day better, thanks. For me, the best animal videos all have a bit of "But, why?" to them.
posted by yerfatma at 9:10 AM on January 20, 2012


Cute, but the dog was jumping around so s/he could find something.

True, but the dog is pretty happy about that.
posted by yoink at 9:11 AM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


It looks like the dog was trained to do that. The occasional glimpses of the owner's hand seem to show he's making motions with it, and at the end the dog looks expectantly for a treat. It is a nice, quick way to tire an energetic dog out, though!
posted by vegartanipla at 9:11 AM on January 20, 2012


Stotting
posted by DU at 9:12 AM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]



I used to have a Springer Spaniel named Chauncey who would bound through cornfields like that while he searched for pheasant.

Our German Shorthaired Pointer only jumps like that off of decks, docks, and into snowdrifts. It's funny that he should be so graceful while doing this - he once fell over while scratching his ear with his foot and routinely falls off the sofa.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 9:16 AM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


My dog loves running in tall grass. Here she is, retrieving a Kong frisbee toy. be patient, you'll see her at the end
posted by workerant at 9:29 AM on January 20, 2012


Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning, but while watching that I couldn't help think that dog would make the most annoying doggie alarm clock ever.
posted by ambrosia at 9:30 AM on January 20, 2012


You have not seen jumping until you see an ibizan hound in action. My late great and most preciousest puppy could clear a 6-foot fence from a standing jump, sproinging madly like it ain't no thang.

cry cry i miss my puppy
posted by elizardbits at 9:32 AM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


we're gonna need a bigger fence.
posted by Hoopo at 9:34 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cute, but the dog was jumping around so s/he could find something.

...It looks like the dog was trained to do that.

Also, he might look like he's smiling but he's actually GASPING FOR AIR.
posted by Flashman at 9:35 AM on January 20, 2012


Every time he jumped, I kept hearing the Super Mario Bros. jump sound in my head.
posted by xedrik at 9:42 AM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


I love doggies who jump but the happiest dog I'll see today is my dog, Emery, when the children come home from school. He wriggles, he bounces, he prances, and his eyes shine with pure unadulterated joy when his kids come home.
posted by cooker girl at 9:45 AM on January 20, 2012


I have a 7 month old, 9 pound, shi-pom, poodle mix who can jump into my 6 foot 5 inch husband's arms. It's the craziest thing you've ever seen. We boarded him recently, while on a trip and the boarder called us about his nutso jumping skills. When I played this video, he heard the music and went crazy!!! Happy and jumping.....Anybody know of dog agility in the Atlanta area?
posted by pearlybob at 9:49 AM on January 20, 2012


Hope that guy has a good eye for ticks.
posted by damehex at 9:52 AM on January 20, 2012


Also, he might look like he's smiling but he's actually GASPING FOR AIR.

This dog actually has a progressive brain disease that causes it to jump joyfully and wag its tail. This video shows intense animal cruelty and I have reported it to PETA.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:55 AM on January 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


No, this puppy is.
posted by Beardman at 10:16 AM on January 20, 2012


Nice.. that is one well trained dog. I suspect the pup has been trained to flush birds. Dogs love having jobs, nothing makes them happier (well, other than beef). Thanks for the link!
posted by HuronBob at 10:22 AM on January 20, 2012


When I first adopted my dog, Daisy, she reacted to snow pretty much like that, partly because she was a rescue from South Carolina who'd never seen snow and partly because she had spent the first year of her life locked in a crate designed for a smaller dog in a trailer where a compulsive animal hoarder kept her with 39 other dogs. When they pulled her out of there, she weighed 19 pounds and was so scrawny and stunted they thought she was a chihuahua mix, with her eyes swollen shut from infections.

Things change so fast when someone loves you.

There is just so much joy in her, and there's no day so glum, no failure so profound, and no frustration so intense that can't be cancelled out by the overwhelming explosion of unstoppable glee that's just behind the door after a long day at work.

Do they know? Do they know that, of all the people in the whole world, that you were destined to be the one to who'd pick them up and tell them that they are the most wonderful dog in the world? Do they know that you saved them?

They know.
posted by sonascope at 10:24 AM on January 20, 2012 [12 favorites]


we need, of course, a link to the least happy dog.
posted by HuronBob at 10:25 AM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


My rescue greyhound Trailways ("Trai" for short) could best express happiness or excitement by running laps. He was my baby (he loved Mr. Adams, too, but he was my baby!) so my arrival home at the end of each work day was a major event for him. I'd walk up onto the front porch and pause at the door. I'd hear muffled snufflings and high-pitched whimpers and the doorknob would wriggle as Trai nosed it. I'd open it and step inside and Trai would start running very tight laps around the coffee table in the living room. His initial burst of adrenaline exhausted, he'd trot over to me with his whip-like tail wagging furiously and a big ol' greyhound smile on his face.

His enthusiasm was no less restrained when I removed his leash from the drawer and he knew we were going! for! a! walk!! I could never just attach the leash and head off for walkies; I had to first release him into the back yard where he'd run several joyful laps before trotting over to the gate and waiting for me to snap the leash onto his collar. Oddly enough, greys are supposed to be intolerant to the cold due to lack of fur and body fat, but Trai relished the snow and winter weather. I can still see him leaping in the deep snow (not unlike the dog in the video) while also playfully snapping upwards at the falling snowflakes as if he was trying to catch them.
posted by Oriole Adams at 10:59 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


My dog really loves snow too. It's completely awesome.
posted by koeselitz at 11:03 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


we need, of course, a link to the least happy dog.

I thought THIS was the least happy dog.
posted by saladin at 11:05 AM on January 20, 2012


No, this is definitely the least happy dog. T_T
posted by xedrik at 11:07 AM on January 20, 2012


I couldn't have been the only one waiting for raptors.
posted by cyphill at 11:10 AM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


My rescue is part greyhound and when we bought this house with an acre long back yard...that was the happiest dog I've ever seen. She too runs crazy laps around the yard, usually with a toy in her mouth. Silly girl.
posted by dejah420 at 12:07 PM on January 20, 2012


I love snow, too...but I can't jump like that. :-(
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:09 PM on January 20, 2012


Ooh! If we're sharing happy bouncing dog stories...my dear step-mother owned a lab/mutt mix who adored the snow. Every time we went for a walk after a snow fall, Coretta would grab her huge tupperware mixing bowl, toss it to the driveway and plant her front legs inside of it. Then she would run her hind legs like hell itself and sled herself into the woods. Awesome.
posted by katiecat at 1:24 PM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Off camera: cat with gun.

"DID I SAY 'STOP JUMPING'?"
posted by obiwanwasabi at 1:43 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


For real, I had no idea dogs could *BOING* like that. Instant happy!
posted by Space Kitty at 4:16 PM on January 20, 2012


My min pin, Twig is made out of springs and pop rocks. She'd challenge Happy Dog to a jumping contest and make him SAD.
posted by dutcherino at 4:34 PM on January 20, 2012


And not a single fuck was given on that day....
posted by louche mustachio at 6:19 PM on January 20, 2012


My ex had a dog that, when I said "Yabba dabba doo!", she would jump in the air, push off on my chest to spin around in the air. I'm 6'2", so she had a good jump. I think she was part wolf or something, she was unlike any other dog I've ever known. (she was a stray found in Michigan's yoopee)
posted by Goofyy at 9:59 AM on January 21, 2012


We had a corgi/beagle/dachshund sized dog who could vertically leap 4-5 feet. She spent six months in a small pen waiting out a quarantine and taught herself to jump like that so she could see us through a window when we visited her after hours.
posted by jaimystery at 8:43 PM on January 21, 2012


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