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Ttio the Boston Terrier loves his ball.
August 29, 2012 5:21 PM   Subscribe

Tito the Boston Terrier loves his ball. So, so much.
posted by furnace.heart (47 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
That first.... that first moment. I lost it. I shot ice tea out of my mouth everywhere.

THAT WAS AWESOME.
posted by kbanas at 5:25 PM on August 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I watched it three more times, and it gets no less awesome.
posted by kbanas at 5:25 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I pressed two at least twelve times.
posted by arnicae at 5:26 PM on August 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


That dog is going to fuck that ball.
posted by The Whelk at 5:28 PM on August 29, 2012 [23 favorites]


"Sometimes you kick the ball. And sometimes, well, the ball kicks you."
posted by fijiwriter at 5:32 PM on August 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


shocking lack of humping in that video
posted by nathancaswell at 5:35 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, this is the theatrical release.

In the director's cut, at 0:39 the landing gear comes down and at 0:45 there is some serious pounding going on and then at 0:47 he is so into it he bites the ball which explodes and sends him flying backwards ten feet covered in shreds of red rubber and he just lies there, twitching.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:41 PM on August 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


I had a large exercise ball. My German Shepherd didn't like it. Then I no longer had a large exercise ball.
posted by One Hand Slowclapping at 5:42 PM on August 29, 2012 [7 favorites]


Relevant .gif!
posted by youandiandaflame at 5:46 PM on August 29, 2012 [25 favorites]


oh god helpless lol drooling
posted by elizardbits at 5:50 PM on August 29, 2012


Oh, wow. That .gif is amazing! I also liked this video that came up in the queue on the right.
posted by BibiRose at 5:51 PM on August 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


Please someone hold the ball so my man Tito can hump that shit.
posted by mullacc at 6:05 PM on August 29, 2012 [6 favorites]


I think McKayla would be impressed by that opening tumble. I certainly was.
posted by maudlin at 6:29 PM on August 29, 2012


I had a Boston who did the exact same thing. She'd eventually get it rolled right back to my feet so I could kick it across the yard again. Man, do I miss her.
posted by pecanpies at 6:35 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just goes to show: If dogs always landed on their feet, they wouldn't possess nearly the awesomeness that they do.
posted by bicyclefish at 6:52 PM on August 29, 2012


I laughed so hard I freaked out the neighbor's dog.

Worth it.
posted by palomar at 7:02 PM on August 29, 2012


Is this one of those America's Funniest Home Videos things where I'm supposed to find it funny that a spine almost got snapped in half?
posted by Sys Rq at 7:11 PM on August 29, 2012


The dog does not act is if it got hurt.
posted by nostrada at 7:24 PM on August 29, 2012


Is this one of those America's Funniest Home Videos things where I'm supposed to find it funny that a spine almost got snapped in half?

I was sitting in bed, reading a book on my Nexus tablet, and I finished off my chapter and decided to bop on over to Metafilter to check in on this thread (again), and I saw your comment, Sys Rq, and you really motivated me.

Now, my Metafilter password is something long and complicated, something conjured up by 1Password, if I remember - and, too, I'm lazy - so I'm not logged into Metafilter on my tablet. So, I got up, out of bed, and put on my slippers and lumbered down the hall to my office to go on Metafilter with my desktop PC.

Of course, it's kind of getting a little long in the tooth, and has gotten into a really irritating habit of not coming out of sleep, regardless of how many times I mash the keys on the keyboard, so I fiddled with that for like 5 minutes, becoming increasingly annoyed at the ridiculousness of what I was doing, and then I ended up just pulling the power, counting to 30, plugging it back in and booting up.

So, once I was booted up, I could launch Chrome and navigate over to Metafilter and hop on into this thread to just say - yes.

Yes, you're absolutely right. You're supposed to find it funny because you watch the dog go flying and then you cry out, "HA! Fuck you, DOG. Your SPINE just got FUCKED."

And then you're supposed to go find a dog, and kill it, and eat it, because this is not 2012, it is 1871, and it's the Franco-Prussian war, and we're in Paris, and we're under siege, and all we have left is DOG.

But serves them right, for having four legs and shit.

Jesus Christ.
posted by kbanas at 7:26 PM on August 29, 2012 [58 favorites]


Jesus Christ.

But, no, seriously, it's hilarious. And now I'm going back to bed.
posted by kbanas at 7:27 PM on August 29, 2012 [6 favorites]


When I was a kid our neighbors had a Boston terrier (two, actually) who could balance a basketball on his nose as he ran around the yard. He did this hours a day for years.
posted by neuron at 7:33 PM on August 29, 2012


Okay, now somebody make a Tito vs. Buttermilk the Goat remix video. I'll wait.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:45 PM on August 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


Jesus Christ.

FENTON!
posted by Lou Stuells at 8:00 PM on August 29, 2012 [9 favorites]


(Previously)
posted by Lou Stuells at 8:03 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thank you SO much for the Fenton share, Lou.
posted by christopherious at 8:17 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Please someone hold the ball so my man Tito can hump that shit.

this is the funniest thing I've read on metafilter all year. my gf and I are still laughing.
posted by shmegegge at 8:37 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


The dog does not act is if it got hurt.

Jesus Christ.


I said "almost."

If you don't see that this is a tragedy narrowly averted, well, good on you, but I pity those cats you're juggling.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:50 PM on August 29, 2012


I really wanna shop my head onto the dog and RDJ's face onto the ball to fully express the deep and abiding glee I feel when I see that gif.
posted by elizardbits at 8:57 PM on August 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


I believe a significant part of the humor is founded on the fact that tragedy was narrowly averted and Tito, who probably knew that, clearly could not give less of a shit and was still having the time of his life.
posted by christopherious at 8:58 PM on August 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


Sometimes guard dogs like to play catch too.
posted by eye of newt at 9:50 PM on August 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


kbanas, I think you're already in a relationship, but can we get married? Maybe on the side? In Vegas or something? With Elvises? Maybe a thousand or a million of them?
posted by kalessin at 10:21 PM on August 29, 2012


If you don't see that this is a tragedy narrowly averted, well, good on you, but I pity those cats you're juggling.

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
posted by Justinian at 11:06 PM on August 29, 2012


Comedy is when the Boston Terrier humps the ball. Tragedy is when the ball humps the Boston Terrier.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:07 AM on August 30, 2012


This other related video, in which a cat methodically tortures another Boston terrier who just wants his ball, is awesome. Apex of casual cat ruthlessness at 3:41.
posted by sundaydriver at 2:21 AM on August 30, 2012


Boston Terriers are bad-ass. Mine used to wind up going end over end down the bottom of most hills when trying to keep ahead of the big dogs. They'd all run over her and she'd just want to do it again. She was also so crazy when running that you could grab her, hold her upside down and she'd keep running like she didn't know she was upside down and in the air.
posted by BibiRose at 6:02 AM on August 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


If you don't see that this is a tragedy narrowly averted

Is anyone able to cite a single instance of a dog breaking its back while playing with a ball on a flat piece of ground?

I think rather than "tragedy narrowly averted" you mean "only in the most bizarro, freakish circumstances could this have had even mildly concerning consequences."
posted by yoink at 7:16 AM on August 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


The line between comedy and tragedy can be so razor thin.

Luckily, this one falls on the side of comedy (probably... for most people...)
posted by owls at 9:47 AM on August 30, 2012


If you don't see that this is a tragedy narrowly averted

Also, do you how many health and safety regulations Buster Keaton was flouting when hanging on to that clock face? Or how Charlie Chaplin was skirting severe gastrointestinal distress by eating a boiled shoe? These so-called comedians had a totally incorrect sense of humour.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:41 AM on August 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also, do you how many health and safety regulations Buster Keaton was flouting when hanging on to that clock face? Or how Charlie Chaplin was skirting severe gastrointestinal distress by eating a boiled shoe? These so-called comedians had a totally incorrect sense of humour.

If this dog went into this with the full knowledge and understanding of the risks involved, I hereby rescind my concern.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:57 AM on August 30, 2012


Sys Rq, show me one Boston Terrier that...

Never mind. Your concern for animal safety is admirable. Your eagerness to use it to disdain people for chuckling is not.
posted by IAmBroom at 11:32 AM on August 30, 2012


the full knowledge and understanding of the risks involved

Only monsters give balls to dogs. Monsters in human form.
posted by yoink at 11:36 AM on August 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Balls are the real monsters here. Tito just saved us from a nasty end.
posted by arcticseal at 1:38 PM on August 30, 2012


I laughed so hard I cried.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:53 PM on August 30, 2012


Metafilter: Balls are the real monsters here.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:57 PM on August 30, 2012


If this dog went into this with the full knowledge and understanding of the risks involved, I hereby rescind my concern.

Sys Rq, I really don't mean to dogpile you (No pun intended. Well...okay, sure, just this once...) on this, but I don't see how this is all that different from the sort of rough-and-tumble play that dogs engage in even without the inclusion of human-made toys. The world can be pretty dangerous, but fortunately animals have inborn instincts and physical resiliancy to cover it, within certain bounds. I guarantee you that Tito's probably walked away from much worse peril in his life as a dog.
posted by Strange Interlude at 2:03 PM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dog better than ronaldo and messi
posted by homunculus at 11:56 AM on September 14, 2012


Presenting.....Mudd.
posted by homunculus at 1:35 PM on September 19, 2012


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