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Corgi puppy attempts to eat treat. [slyt]
posted by quin (42 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
reminds me of this previously.

I used to call this "target acquisition problems" when describing a niece's first attempts at feeding herself.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:58 AM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


"It doesn't look like poop, but I must roll in it before eating this delicious poop."
posted by Nelson at 10:04 AM on January 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


The be fair the puppy's not really rolling in it, just more all around it.
posted by shelleycat at 10:14 AM on January 19, 2013


Obviously, eating this treat is not the most fun thing to do with it!
posted by rosa at 10:20 AM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


SOMEONE PLEASE HELP THIS PUPPY ALREADY
posted by orme at 10:25 AM on January 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


My Corgi did this as a pup and still does it now at three years old. We even give her those exact treats.

So this post is kind of like a time machine for us.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:50 AM on January 19, 2013 [7 favorites]


I had a sheltie that did this through out its life and a corgi that did this. We called it the "cookie dance."
posted by njohnson23 at 10:51 AM on January 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


I know I'd actually be a terrible candidate for corgi ownership since they are an active herding breed and I am a lazy slugabed, but oh my god, Internet, you are not helping my decision. PUPPY PUPPY PUPPY
posted by nicebookrack at 10:56 AM on January 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


Do corgis have a particularly awkward jaw alignment? She's just trying to get down into a prime gnawing position for those premolars/molars, right?
posted by rh at 10:57 AM on January 19, 2013


The treat is almost cuter than the corgi. Aww, lookit the baby steak, who's a baby steak, you are!
posted by Ad hominem at 10:57 AM on January 19, 2013 [16 favorites]


This video starts with Corgi 'tocks and is filled with kibble fueled mania.
posted by msbutah at 10:58 AM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is how I eat t-bone steak as well. What is the story here?
posted by srboisvert at 11:30 AM on January 19, 2013 [10 favorites]


She's obviously wrestling it into submission. How can you triumphantly devour prey without beating it down first?
posted by bleep at 11:36 AM on January 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


Aw, that's adorable. I'm impressed the cameraperson didn't collapse into giggles.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 11:37 AM on January 19, 2013


It's not just about the mere intake of provisions, it's about savoring the Total Food Experience.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:49 AM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Do corgis have a particularly awkward jaw alignment? She's just trying to get down into a prime gnawing position for those premolars/molars, right?

Their teeth (ideally) have a nice scissor alignment, but due to their relatively long muzzle and not particularly large heads, it can be a challenge for them to open wide enough for a hard treat like this, especially at such a young age, when they haven't quite learned how everything works yet.

More likely this little gal was trying to trigger the treat's "self destruct" mechanism, breaking it into more manageable sized pieces.

Also, she's probably teething, which could lead to peculiar approaches to crunchy delights. (But yep, Corgii will continue to do this well into adulthood if the mood strikes them, often accompanied by flipping it into the air, and doing a "front leg bounce" which (appropriately) resembles a low-rider car with hydraulics.) Less amusingly, they do the exact same thing to crickets, including rolling around on their squashed quarry.
posted by ShutterBun at 12:01 PM on January 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


ShutterBun: "Corgii"

what is this i dont even
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 12:07 PM on January 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


...and doing a "front leg bounce" which (appropriately) resembles a low-rider car with hydraulics.

This, exactly this.
posted by book 'em dano at 12:07 PM on January 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


I like how after she rolls over it seems to take a moment for her brain to gyre back into position in order to attack the steakling again.
posted by oneirodynia at 12:14 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


ShutterBun: "Corgii"

what is this i dont even


It's just a cutesy false plural for more than one Corgi. The correct and true and not false one is "Corgim."
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:35 PM on January 19, 2013 [9 favorites]


Nonsense. Anyone with any knowledge of linguistics will know that the correct plural of "corgi" comes from its Greek root: korgoi (the original singular being korgos).
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:46 PM on January 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Our Corgi would have this one for lunch... We give him and our black lab a rawhide and he'll finish his way before the lab finishes hers. With smaller treats it's rare for it to see more than 2 seconds of daylight before being gulped down.

He is Ein, Devourer of Worlds.
posted by kmz at 1:09 PM on January 19, 2013


nicebookrack, my parents have a Corgi, and while he does like walks and playing fetch (or, you-throw-I-grab-may-return-the-stick-probably-not,) he has always been fond of naps. Also, Corgis are so smart they'll entertain themselves during your downtime. Theirs watches television, listening for the opening cues of the commercials which show ANIMALS I MUST BARK AT THE OTHER ANIMALS, then does 8 or 10 laps around the dining table. Not a high-maintenance breed.
posted by juniper at 1:15 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Small dogs have a smaller capacity for eating. My Maltese dogs played with their food their entire lives. Often they would take a single nugget out of the bowl, walk it around the house, then either eat it or "bury" it. We frequently found dry food nuggets in our shoes and in the laundry basket. My bulldog, on the other hand, does not play with food at all; she is deadly serious on getting the most amount of food into her belly in the least amount of time.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 1:58 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


First, this is what low-level "treat-eating skill" grinding looks like in a corgi video game.

Second, am I the only person who read that as "Corgi puppy attempts to eat tree" and was rather disappointed at the video?
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:04 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


HI PUPPY HI

everyone lookit the puppy look
posted by elizardbits at 3:25 PM on January 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


now this is just tremendously silly
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:36 PM on January 19, 2013


Secret Life of Gravy, our Corgi has gone from taking a bit of food out of her bowl (which is in the kitchen) dropping it on the kitchen floor and eating it, to taking a bit of food out of her bowl and carrying it over to the living room (on the same floor as the kitchen) and eating it, to taking a bit of food out of her bowl and carrying it to the family room (one floor below the kitchen) and eating it.

I am awaiting the "taking a bit of food out of the bowl and carrying it to the neighbor's house and eating it" phase, which should occur any day now.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:28 PM on January 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


This reminds me a little of the last dog I lived with, a roommate's awesome black lab mix. It was always so cute/hearbreaking when he would get a rawhide, because it made him happy but also stressed him out so much. When he first got it, he would roll around on it, gnaw on it, lie on top of it, etc.

But then he would start crying and whimpering. I finally figured out that if we hid it from him a few times and made him find it, then the whimpering would stop. It was like he would suddenly start worrying about what would happen when the Treat was over, but hiding it from him and having him find it again put him back into "New Treat! Yay!" mindset.
posted by lunasol at 4:29 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think corgi is already plural. The singular is corgus.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 4:34 PM on January 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cute corgus!
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 4:34 PM on January 19, 2013


If we're posting corgi videos I'll go ahead and post the greatest corgi video of all time.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 4:37 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rude, this is the greatest corgi video of all time.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 4:41 PM on January 19, 2013


Ghostride, I like how the videos to the right are either related to corgis or to civil-rights violations.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:50 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I showed this video to my wife, and she said "Eh, I don't really like corgies". So, MetaFilter, now you have some background for my next RelationshipFilter question.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:31 PM on January 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


Rustic Etruscan: "Ghostride, I like how the videos to the right are either related to corgis or to civil-rights violations."

It depends on what you've watched or favorited recently.
posted by IndigoRain at 8:23 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, I for one have no explaining to do.

But even when I'm logged out?
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:04 PM on January 19, 2013


Whenever I see these dogs being cute now I can't help but picture the Queen's corgis ripping apart the face of one of Princess Beatrice's Norfolk Terriers. I'm not sure if that makes them cuter or not. I imagine the event as a Tarantino by CuteOverload.com cross.
posted by srboisvert at 9:43 PM on January 19, 2013


It's just a cutesy false plural for more than one Corgi. The correct and true and not false one is "Corgim."

I've actually seen "Corgwyn" fairly often.
posted by ShutterBun at 6:15 AM on January 20, 2013


When we gave my old dog (pictured, center) an ordinary treat, he would eat it instantly. But if it was an extra special treat, he would carry it around the apartment for up to half an hour, crying and pacing the whole time. I don't know whether he was overwhelmed by the beauty of the moment or frustrated that he couldn't find a chewing throne worthy of the snack.
posted by moonmilk at 9:42 AM on January 20, 2013


My beagle does this too. She'll roll around over the treat, pick it up and rub herself along the walls, sprint to one end of the house and leave it there, then sprint back to get it and so on. My golden watches all this with amazement.
posted by jamesonandwater at 10:28 AM on January 20, 2013


My beagle does this too. She'll roll around over the treat, pick it up and rub herself along the walls, sprint to one end of the house and leave it there, then sprint back to get it and so on. My golden watches all this with amazement.

The Golden is most likely watching while thinking "eat the pudding, eat the pudding, eat the pudding, eat the pudding".
posted by Defying Gravity at 7:25 AM on January 21, 2013


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