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February 3, 2012 7:34 AM   Subscribe

Out for a walk in the snow with 34 Saint Bernards. Or if that's not enough slobbery puppy for you: 42 more.
posted by fight or flight (26 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
/me imagines a wonderful coatvest
posted by DU at 7:36 AM on February 3, 2012


Wow -- you might want to take the headphones off for that video, or turn your speakers down if you are at work as that just sounds...like a LOT of heavy breathing.

Perhaps someone could provide one of those Benny Hill remixes to cover that up.
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 7:43 AM on February 3, 2012


This makes me want to get caught in a snowstorm so I can take shelter and warmth at the bottom of a puppy pile.
posted by entropone at 7:46 AM on February 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


There is a disappointing scarcity of tiny collar-mounted brandy barrels in that first video.
posted by Jonathan Harford at 7:54 AM on February 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


Don't eat the yellow snow.
posted by Mike Mongo at 7:54 AM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man this is so well timed for me. I was just approved by the Illinois Saint Bernard Rescue organization.

I decided to go the rescue route because of this AskMe. Man, I wonder if the dog's name should be related to MetaFilter somehow.
posted by MustardTent at 7:55 AM on February 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


Hypnotic and mesmerizing. I want to be the kid in the video. Although if I were that kid, I'd be trying to ride one of these great beasts.
posted by jeffmshaw at 7:58 AM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I liked how, in each of the vids, the little girl is just there. Every so often, one of the dogs goes over, says hi, then goes off in a different direction.
posted by ZeusHumms at 7:59 AM on February 3, 2012


I'm a horrible person, I know, but I was snoping around last night, so don't click if you're all up & peppy and shit.
posted by ouke at 7:59 AM on February 3, 2012


I didn't think there was such a thing as too much dog, but now I see there are limits...
posted by jon1270 at 8:09 AM on February 3, 2012


They have a puppy available. His name is Rough Boy. There is video.
posted by jeffmshaw at 8:11 AM on February 3, 2012


Why does someone have ~40 St. Bernards? Hopefully not for the purpose described in ouke's link.
posted by schwa at 8:13 AM on February 3, 2012


Wow!
posted by daHIFI at 9:23 AM on February 3, 2012


@schwa--I have not clicked ouke's link but I hope this is the reason
posted by rmhsinc at 9:25 AM on February 3, 2012


Good boy!!! x 34
posted by malocchio at 9:29 AM on February 3, 2012



I'm a horrible person, I know, but I was snoping around last night, so don't click if you're all up & peppy and shit.
posted by ouke at 7:59 AM on February 3 [+] [!]


I don't know if it sounds terribly worse than our meat industry in North America, once you scrape off the usual ickiness about cultural intolerance/racism toward China.

...but I'm going to go back to thinking about big sloppy puppies and happy things now.
posted by Stagger Lee at 9:30 AM on February 3, 2012


MustardTent, that's awesome that you went through with a rescue! I read that thread just after I got my rescue Annie and so wanted to echo the people there who say rescues can be amazing.

This island is just an hour or so away from me and I kind of want to go to it and walk my dogs in the woods and see if I can just come across a sea of Saints in the forest.
posted by kanata at 9:53 AM on February 3, 2012


What happens when they find a squirrel?
posted by ZeusHumms at 11:02 AM on February 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ah, this was nice.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:26 AM on February 3, 2012


I liked the video, but I found it much less cute once I turned on the sound. :P
posted by xtine at 11:29 AM on February 3, 2012


I'm not a dog owner so forgive the obvious ignorance, but where was all the barking and commotion? What amazed me was all those big dogs moving around in relative silence; apart from the occasional yelp or grumble they were a lot quieter than I would have imagined. Apart from the sound of a thousand not-so-tiny steam trains, that it.
posted by Martha My Dear Prudence at 2:03 PM on February 3, 2012


I wanted her to start running in a random direction making loud sounds to start a dog stampede so bad.
posted by Defenestrator at 3:25 PM on February 3, 2012


Somebody commented on another forum:

It's like when you spawn too many of the same creature in a video game, and they all make the same noise.
posted by thewalrus at 4:35 PM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I feel like the soundtrack of this could be remixed for a horror film pretty effectively.

What I really want to see is where they feed this army. I feel like I would be mildly alarmed in this setting, even though I know most St. Bernards are sweethearts.
posted by Glambie at 9:44 PM on February 3, 2012


Wow, and I thought my rescued bulldogs were heavy breathers. I need to find out what brand of dog food they feed those guys and buy some stock in the company. But for all the awesome they bring us in this video... it's worth it.
posted by azpenguin at 10:36 PM on February 3, 2012


Can't help pointing out, St. Bernard's can go wrong. Horribly wrong.
posted by thinkpiece at 5:42 AM on February 4, 2012


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