Yeah, the cat's not going to want to do that.
February 1, 2013 12:07 PM   Subscribe

Big dog, snowboard and a snowy street. 'nuf said.
posted by arcticseal (36 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Skijoring.
posted by alex_skazat at 12:13 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cute. Why are these sometimes cut with the shittiest music possible? Does the creator want us to admire his taste in music?
posted by basicchannel at 12:14 PM on February 1, 2013


Cute. Why are these sometimes cut with the shittiest music possible? Does the creator want us to admire his taste in music?

The creator wants to provide music to accompany the images, and despite all the advances in science we've made in the last few decades, some of us still have different tastes in music than others.

If you don't like it, hit Mute and put on whatever you want.
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:19 PM on February 1, 2013 [7 favorites]


I love the dog's enthusiasm. YAY PULLING A SNOWBOARD MY FAVORITE THING EVER!!
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:20 PM on February 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


Sorry, I think I meant I'd rather hear the natural sounds.
posted by basicchannel at 12:22 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also, that is undeniably bad music.
posted by basicchannel at 12:22 PM on February 1, 2013


I did similar 20 years ago with my Dalmatian and a skate board. It was fun but bailing sucked.
posted by xmattxfx at 12:22 PM on February 1, 2013


I'm going to pretend that this was a major filmmaking endeavor, and the streets were actually blocked to traffic, and the cars that looked like they could have hit the dog damn easily if the dog had decided to bolt after a squirrel or if the cars just, you know, slid out of control in the snow were actually driven by professional drivers and also made of styrofoam.
posted by gurple at 12:22 PM on February 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


My brother-in-law does this with a skateboard everyday as the way he walks his dogs.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:27 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I liked the panda bear best!
posted by ericb at 12:33 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


We haven't yet had decent snow on the sidewalks, but our pup, Frankie, loves to run in the snowy grass when I take him on walks. It's interesting to see him trot, with back legs staggered, on solid ground--and then switch to legs-in-sync mushing the instant he's on snow.

(little fucker is already 55 lb, at just over 6 months...)

Almost makes me want to learn to snowboard.
posted by notsnot at 1:04 PM on February 1, 2013


Looks like fun, but speaking as someone who used to walk a big dog regularly, I worry about the owner teaching the dog to pull hard against its lead.
posted by Popular Ethics at 1:06 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I tried to just enjoy watching the dog and the boarder and videographer have some fun on snowy day. And I succeeded!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 1:12 PM on February 1, 2013 [10 favorites]


Looks like fun, but speaking as someone who used to walk a big dog regularly, I worry about the owner teaching the dog to pull hard against its lead.
posted by Popular Ethics


I bikejor with my dog (she's only 24 pounds so I have to help her along with the pedals a lot, but don't tell her that!) I trained her to pull after we conquered leash walking so it's a separate set of commands that she only hears when she's in harness. So far, she hasn't confused leash walking for joring.
posted by workerant at 1:22 PM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


i'm just wondering if you could duplicate this effect with 5 or 6 cats.
posted by lester at 1:45 PM on February 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Or 100 duck-sized horses.
posted by Drexen at 1:47 PM on February 1, 2013 [12 favorites]


I'm with gurple. Don't put your pet in the streets, people.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 1:48 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Doesn't look like fun for the dog at all. They will do anything to please us and some owners just take advantage of them for that reason.
posted by Tullyogallaghan at 1:56 PM on February 1, 2013


It looked like the dog as having fun to me (otherwise I wouldn't have posted it), but I noticed the lack of attention to STOP signs and would have preferred to see him do this in a park.

i'm just wondering if you could duplicate this effect with 5 or 6 cats.

I predict lots of waiting around while they give you the stinkeye.
posted by arcticseal at 2:35 PM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


i'm just wondering if you could duplicate this effect with 5 or 6 cats.

Only if you tie a few to each limb so the cats understand the goal is to draw and quarter you.
posted by jamaro at 2:54 PM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


This was a really fun video! BF and self are going to be inconvenienced by a loppet this weekend, so I'll share this with him when he gets home. It may help.

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Also, that is undeniably bad music.
No, you don't like it and you're the sort of insufferable boor who must keep everyone apprised of your offended musical sensibilities. Hint: no one cares what you think of the music.
posted by kavasa at 3:52 PM on February 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


Also yeah, cats in harnesses gets you this.
posted by kavasa at 3:55 PM on February 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I did this once with an Irish Wolfhound I was dogsitting. Only it wasn't on snow, it was on concrete. And I wasn't on a snowboard, I was on my knees. Damn cat hiding in a bush started the whole thing.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:12 PM on February 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


As kids, my brothers and I used to ice skate like this with our big ol' dog. It's amazing how much fun a dog and some yahoos can have with a pulling harness!
posted by Grandysaur at 4:49 PM on February 1, 2013


The dog looked like he was having fun and it looked like traffic was pretty light, so while he had to be cautious it didn't really look dangerous.

I, however, would not trust my giant dog to not drag me down the street on my face.
posted by shoesietart at 5:09 PM on February 1, 2013


Doesn't look like fun for the dog at all.

No Tully. Most dogs love to pull and think it's a great game. My son had a Great Dane he used to use with both his skate board and his snow board. The dog would fetch the harness AND the board if there was a chance to get in a run. (Son worked in construction, and this is the dog that would drag 16' 2x4s around for fun.)


I, however, would not trust my giant dog to not drag me down the street on my face.

Yes, this can be a thing with an enthusiastic Great Dane.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:30 PM on February 1, 2013



Doesn't look like fun for the dog at all.


Every dog thread has a comment like this and I can't understand it. That dog looked positively joyful, plus it was RUNNING with the GUY those are like two great things! Also SNOW yay! Sometimes I wonder what dog behavior school people went to. What are dogs supposed to be doing, just sit and look at the wall?
posted by sweetkid at 8:10 PM on February 1, 2013 [10 favorites]


as somebody with a spinal cord injury, I totes want Obamacare to pay for a sled with two muskies to pull me hither and yon. No, I'm serious about this.
posted by angrycat at 9:02 PM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I need a bigger dog. And a snow board. And some snow.
posted by deborah at 9:54 PM on February 1, 2013


- The dog was totally having fun, because it would have stopped running if it was pissed

- also it was probably tough to get going but once they were moving the dog's work was a lot less

- dogs know how to run and not get hit by cars and stuff, especially cars going 2 miles an hour, which is what people do in that part of the world if they absolutely have to drive and it looks like that outside

- the music was undeniably good, according to these ears, and moreover fit the vibe

- that dog is awesome and deserves a lot of treats and rubbing just for being awesome

ALL-IN-ALL A WIN
posted by dubitable at 10:42 PM on February 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I liked the music well enough to look it up: Sleepyhead by Passion Pit. It fit the vibe perfectly to boot, like dubitable said. Excited, bouncy, goofy.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 10:52 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Exuberant dogs just make me smile. That was one happy-ass dog. Reminds me of how my Samoyed would totally spaz out when we got a few inches of snow. This would have been the greatest fun in the world for my Loki.

Also, that is undeniably bad music.

DENYING. I quite enjoyed it!
posted by Edgewise at 2:13 AM on February 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Some years down the road the owner of this dog is going to reach down and scratch the ears of an old arthritic beast. Watch the video again.
posted by qinn at 3:27 AM on February 2, 2013


Yeah, the cat's not going to want to do that.

Which is one of many reasons why cats are superior to dogs.
posted by Decani at 10:02 AM on February 2, 2013


Yeah, the cat's not going to want to do that.

Only Norse goddesses may drive a yoke of cats (and they'll still be pissed).
posted by crepesofwrath at 11:32 AM on February 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


When I was a kid I did this all the time with my dog and inline skates. She loved it, and indeed, it was different from "walks", so she was still pretty good on-leash. It was the only way I could keep up with her on the long, fast runs she needed. That dog was only about 40 pounds, but she could pull me easily. If unladen, she could outpace me on my bike on a straightaway. Just one problem. One spot in our run had speed bumps, and 3-ft high steel poles at the edge of the sidewalk to keep cars from using the sidewalk to get around the speed bumps. One day, she decided last-minute to go to the sidewalk-side of the pole, while I was going to the street-side. I outweighed her, but she had all the traction, so she stayed put while I whipped around the pole and went chin-first into the curb.
The worst part was that immediately after it happened, she knew something was wrong, and got worried. Specifically, she lost all her ebullience about the run, and refused to pull me home, so I had to skate back under my own power.
posted by agentofselection at 6:54 PM on February 2, 2013


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