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Dogs On A Treadmill
February 15, 2013 10:36 AM   Subscribe

For your Friday enjoyment here's a whole bunch of dogs on a treadmill.
posted by griphus (32 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not to nitpick, but these are not "dogs on a treadmill," they are "dogs on a (variety of) treadmills.

OK, I totally meant to nitpick.

The dogs are cute, I mean, but grammar is king!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:43 AM on February 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


In order to bring balance to the Force, here's a bunch of cats on a treadmill.
posted by saturday_morning at 10:45 AM on February 15, 2013


Get your own dog onto a treadmill!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 10:45 AM on February 15, 2013


Cute am defeat grammar.
posted by griphus at 10:46 AM on February 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


When I was at my parents' house at Christmas I put my puppy on their storage platform treadmill. My dog was not having any of it. He wouldn't get on, he wouldn't walk with me, he just absolutely refused to comply.

I have never been more disappointed in him.
posted by phunniemee at 10:46 AM on February 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


The stoicism of the Jack Russell on the left in the "dogs" link is monumental.
posted by invitapriore at 10:47 AM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've watched billions of dogs on treadmill videos before and always enjoy watching how happy and compliant they are.

I also visited youtube videos of cats on treadmills in the past and I found it amusing how different each cat's response was to the treadmill, which ranged from trying with minimal effort, what the hell is this response, to HELL NO I'm not doing this. Then there is the occasional cat who can live up to dog expectations and give it a good go.
posted by Wolfster at 10:48 AM on February 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


PS, that link I posted was a repost of an FPP I did from almost 13 years ago. Sweatin' to the oldies I guess.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 10:48 AM on February 15, 2013


And...now I'm searching for the entire animal kingdom in the act of treadmillin'. The hits so far:
horse
shrimp (with appropriate music)
turtle

etc.
posted by obscurator at 10:49 AM on February 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


The stoicism of the Jack Russell on the left in the "dogs" link is monumental.

They are great, but the "cats" cat is the best. S/he looks so determined until running out of steam, when bewilderment takes over.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:50 AM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


My dog was not having any of it.

And just because I have a video of how hilarious it was: he also didn't much care for swimming.
posted by phunniemee at 10:52 AM on February 15, 2013


Needs moar Corgis.
posted by kmz at 10:53 AM on February 15, 2013 [6 favorites]


Cats always look so dumb when they paw at things (I say this with deepest affection) and I think it's partly because it always looks like they used to have more articulate hands and then they were replaced with the little club-like things they've got now and they still haven't quite come to terms with the transition.
posted by invitapriore at 10:54 AM on February 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


I guess a dedicated dog treadmill can actually be a reasonable thing to have if you live in an apartment, but otherwise I have to admit that it lies a little far on the Westminster Dog Show side of the pampering scale from my perspective.
posted by invitapriore at 10:58 AM on February 15, 2013


I'm pretty sure I've seen video of a Fly treadmill. They glue the Fly's back to a pin and suspend it so the Fly's feet can't touch the ground, then flash LEDs in sequence around the fly to give the illusion of motion.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:04 AM on February 15, 2013


Puppy wants to run too.
posted by griphus at 11:07 AM on February 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ferret on a treadmill. A confused cat on an aquatic treadmill. And most importantly, bat on a treadmill.
posted by WidgetAlley at 11:09 AM on February 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm pretty sure this video has been posted on the blue before, but Corgis on a treadmill.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:27 AM on February 15, 2013


The guy in the "a" video of cats really, really should have vacuumed his floors before filming.
posted by xingcat at 11:41 AM on February 15, 2013


Now show me an emu on a rowing machine, and an alpaca on a stair-climber.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:45 AM on February 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Not to nitpick, but these are not "dogs on a treadmill," they are "dogs on a (variety of) treadmills.

I thought that as well, but every single video seems to be multiple dogs on a single treadmill. Why dogs go on treadmills at all is unknown, but why they go in groups is a deeper mystery.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:51 AM on February 15, 2013


Jetsons
posted by found missing at 12:18 PM on February 15, 2013


So, would a border collie run in circles around the treadmill?
posted by obscurator at 12:31 PM on February 15, 2013


Coin on treadmill

Bonus: it's over an hour and strangely soothing.
posted by jamaro at 12:46 PM on February 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Box on a treadmill, well, conveyor belt.
posted by donut_princess at 1:08 PM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Box on a treadmill

Oh hey, it's the hard drive I ordered online, padded with a single polish sausage-sized balloon.
posted by jamaro at 1:18 PM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dogs on escalators.
posted by ceribus peribus at 1:22 PM on February 15, 2013


Dogs on escalators.

I think the best part about dogs is how dumb they are, and how they can do insanely stupid shit and you can just laugh and laugh and laugh and they still love you.

And then, right when your defenses are down, they figure out a way to eat all your mail even when you put it up somewhere high.
posted by phunniemee at 1:37 PM on February 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Slinky on a treadmill.
posted by gauche at 8:54 PM on February 15, 2013


ceribus: a youtube comment noted that one should never allow their dog on an escalator as their feet can get trapped (and then mangled); the commenter saw such a thing, apparently.

(I've never felt compelled to repeat a youtube comment. but there it is).
posted by el io at 1:33 AM on February 16, 2013


The slinky on a treadmill was missing the Eye of the Tiger background music, but was still inspiring.
posted by waving at 5:24 AM on February 16, 2013


Self-link: sled dogs exercising.
I love that they can just hop up and get some rest, shade, water if they don't feel like running. The owners said that more often they have to lock the thing in place because the dogs ALWAYS want to run. I suggested they hook this up to a generator.
posted by zoinks at 7:25 PM on February 16, 2013


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