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November 23, 2012 5:30 AM   Subscribe

A familiar sight in many post-Thanksgiving households: Sloopy the dancing Chihuahua (SLYT).
posted by fight or flight (24 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hang on Sloopy!
posted by Sailormom at 5:50 AM on November 23, 2012


I had to watch the entire thing just to be absolutely sure it wasn't a cleverly looped gif.
posted by Mizu at 5:54 AM on November 23, 2012 [5 favorites]


Times like these I wonder what the hell I was thinking by getting a big dog that can put its face and feet up on counters, instead of a cute little dog that will dance for scraps.
posted by cmyk at 6:24 AM on November 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


They used the wrong music! I tried to fix it. (Hit mute on the left video.)
posted by moonmilk at 6:29 AM on November 23, 2012 [13 favorites]


A++
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:43 AM on November 23, 2012


JESUS CHRIST but that's mesmerizing without the music.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:05 AM on November 23, 2012


Dachshund parent here. All too familiar, let me tell you.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:33 AM on November 23, 2012


I grew up with shameless chihuahuas, so this makes me feel at home.

My parents now have two young chihuahuas now who are considerably springier than the ones we've ever had. At one point, they learned to climb on the furniture and get themselves on the kitchen table.

Before he fixed this by moving the table, my dad would eat his entire lunch with his left arm raised protectively over his own plate, physically restraining the chihuahua horde, and occasionally giving them bites of ham from his fork. We are loving pet owners, but not perhaps the neatest.
posted by Countess Elena at 7:34 AM on November 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


physically restraining the chihuahua horde, and occasionally giving them bites of ham from his fork.

See, item B there's the problem. :)
posted by Malor at 7:56 AM on November 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well it beats Sloppy the Drunken Uncle.
posted by Elmore at 9:13 AM on November 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


I cracked up when I realized that this was somebody cleverly looping a few seconds of their dog tottering on its hind legs to make it look like it was doing an elaborate, well-coordinated dance. And then...
posted by Flashman at 9:28 AM on November 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Miami Sound Machine never sounded so good.
posted by stormpooper at 10:07 AM on November 23, 2012


And he never actually got the turkey, after all that work! It's hard out there for a dancing chihuahua...
posted by Kevin Street at 10:24 AM on November 23, 2012


I don't usually watch cute videos, but that was really adorable. and short.
posted by theora55 at 10:51 AM on November 23, 2012


Big Cats: Takers (1:45: "As God is my witness ...")

Little Dogs: (Shake Their Money) Makers
posted by maudlin at 11:08 AM on November 23, 2012


I just made everyone in the office watch this. All 4 of us that showed up.
posted by fshgrl at 11:16 AM on November 23, 2012


I am incapable of hearing this song without thinking of this every single time.
posted by elizardbits at 11:20 AM on November 23, 2012


Why is this a familiar sight in post-Thanksgiving households?
posted by Malice at 12:41 PM on November 23, 2012


Big Cats: Takers

It probably makes me a bad person that I was hoping they were giving the tigers live turkeys and chickens to hunt.

/hangs head
posted by emjaybee at 12:46 PM on November 23, 2012


It even happens in the homes of famous chihuahua owners.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:18 PM on November 23, 2012


the best of the web!
posted by tarantula at 4:13 PM on November 23, 2012


Huh. For some reason, my cat's attempts at food theft are far less adorable.

I imagine her success might have something to do with it.
posted by the oxford comma at 6:21 PM on November 23, 2012


That dog's a pretty good dancer. It even looks like he/she is pawing a little air conga drum there near the end. I hope some treats were forthcoming after this spirited performance.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 9:14 PM on November 23, 2012


It was cute but considerably more boring than if they would have taken a video of their St. Bernard doing the same dance. Now that's entertainment!
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