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January 16, 2013 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Pug imitates owner. For a bit.
posted by griphus (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
NICO! (Ah, the joys of getting the punchline in the right place when titles are set to 0. YPMV.)
posted by maudlin at 8:15 AM on January 16, 2013


Clean your screen.
posted by adamvasco at 8:19 AM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


bweeeee
posted by elizardbits at 8:19 AM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


What?! What?! I got hands too! I got hands too! I got hands too! ...ok I'm tired.
posted by 2bucksplus at 8:27 AM on January 16, 2013


My pup will do that. The "slamming of the paws" is what we refer to around here as "play puppy", a way to communicate "hey, let's play, chase, growl, bark, wrestle and still be friends!"
posted by HuronBob at 9:00 AM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is a particularly cute example, but doesn't everyone do this with their dogs? Or really any dog, for that matter? Probably the easiest way to get a dog to play with you is to drop into a play bow.
posted by TypographicalError at 9:02 AM on January 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yeah, that "bow" is a fairly common gesture among dogs to indicate play. I believe it occurs in nearly all breeds, including wolves.
posted by chimaera at 9:09 AM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


holy shit a dog behaving normally
posted by cmoj at 9:43 AM on January 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


"Dancing pug caught" is still my favorite internet pug.
posted by usonian at 10:16 AM on January 16, 2013 [5 favorites]


Whose idea was it to double the size of that video with a mostly-static ad for ... something?
posted by IAmBroom at 10:47 AM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


holy shit a dog behaving normally

Are we actually becoming jaded about cute puppy videos, now? There is no hope for us.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:47 AM on January 16, 2013


I've got five of the motherfuckers in this house. I'm into cute, but I need notably cute at this point.
posted by cmoj at 12:11 PM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


A glut of videos like this one promotes an unrealistic image of dogs. People fifty years from now will watch these videos and gasp with horror at the atrocity.
posted by Nomyte at 12:14 PM on January 16, 2013


Actually, the owner is imitating the pug.
posted by goethean at 12:40 PM on January 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm glad other people are animal behavior nerds. I read some book about speaking "pet" when I was 12 and ever since then have been play bowing every friendly puppy I meet.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:42 PM on January 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


I do the play bow thing a lot too whenever I see a dog without a human companion. It's amazing how many mean looking and sounding "guard" dogs quickly settle down and start wagging their tails at me. It's like you can almost see them thinking, "Hey! This guy can't be all bad. He speaks DOG!"
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 6:26 PM on January 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


And, by the way, the sound that goes with that move around here is "Aaaaaaaaar WOOF!"
posted by HuronBob at 7:01 AM on January 17, 2013


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