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June 14, 2013 6:29 PM   Subscribe

Amadeus is a chihuahua who likes to play ball. On a pool table.
posted by oneirodynia (25 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
10 seconds in, I'm all dismissive. I've seen plenty of cute animal videos. This is nothing new. 30 seconds in I'm laughing uncontrollably, even though nothing has changed.
posted by 256 at 6:43 PM on June 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Ha! Awesome!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:52 PM on June 14, 2013


As the owner of 3 chihuahuas, I approve of this message. That was too funny.
posted by ralan at 7:03 PM on June 14, 2013


Claws on the felt?!!!?? O_o

I do not understand how people who enjoy pool enough to go to the expense of buying their own table are able to encourage their dog to ruin the felt on it. Yeah, sure the dog is cute, but my god, people!
posted by krash2fast at 7:05 PM on June 14, 2013 [7 favorites]


I love how Raisin keeps checking in with its people after each ball-sink, like, "Did you see that?! Did you see it?!"
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:10 PM on June 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


Side pocket!
posted by grog at 7:30 PM on June 14, 2013


I love how Raisin keeps checking in with its people after each ball-sink, like, "Did you see that?! Did you see it?!"

He's checking in to see if he knocked the correct ball in to get his treat (note the lip licking). At this point in his training the correct ball is the final ball.
posted by xorry at 7:36 PM on June 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Nooo, not the 8! Save that one for last!
posted by ceribus peribus at 8:13 PM on June 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


coincidentally I was listening to this song at the same time. It works out well!
posted by rebent at 8:27 PM on June 14, 2013


I like how Raisin sticks with pushing around the same ball even when it runs into a bunch of other balls. That's some focus right there.
posted by mcmile at 8:32 PM on June 14, 2013


Hrrrr. Hrrrrrrrr. Hrrrrrrr! KERPLUNK
posted by zippy at 8:35 PM on June 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


I love how his anxiety ratchets up as he nears the end and his whimpering starts going full-throttle. Chihuahuas rule.
posted by whistle pig at 9:00 PM on June 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


I cannot believe I am about to type this sentence. Thank you, Internet, for making the absurd the everyday.

Chihuahuas are actually worse at playing pool than I expected.
posted by GoingToShopping at 9:03 PM on June 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


That was fantastic.

I like how Raisin sticks with pushing around the same ball even when it runs into a bunch of other balls. That's some focus right there.

I liked that too, but I think that had something to do with how a dogs brain is wired. You can see what little of the wolf is left in him there. When wolves charge into a herd of prey, they have one target, and they stay fixed on that target the whole time. I don't think Raisin really saw more than one ball, just the object ball and things in the way of sinking the ball.
posted by chemoboy at 12:25 AM on June 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


If I could focus as well as he does, I might get a lot more work done everyday.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 6:20 AM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


SLOP!
posted by Rykey at 7:40 AM on June 15, 2013


Raisin looks like an impossibly tiny prancing horse.
posted by Ouisch at 7:57 AM on June 15, 2013


It's hard to say if he was enjoying himself or just obsessive/compulsive about getting all those balls off the table. When he finished, he seemed less, "Boy, that sure was fun!" than "Thank God I've made the world safe from all those damn round things on the table again!"
posted by leftcoastbob at 8:34 AM on June 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


That was fabulous!
posted by michellenoel at 8:53 AM on June 15, 2013


Also:

1. I was waiting for him to pee on a ball or the table.

2. I wish they had left the camera on a few seconds after he finishes so we could see his happy dance/proud look/whatever.

Fun and thanks for posting!
posted by michellenoel at 9:03 AM on June 15, 2013


Pocketing the cue ball is a scratch. Just sayin'.
posted by SPrintF at 11:30 AM on June 15, 2013


I do not understand how people who enjoy pool enough to go to the expense of buying their own table are able to encourage their dog to ruin the felt on it. Yeah, sure the dog is cute, but my god, people!

My take is that when they realized how much fun Raisin was having, they decided a happy dog was more important than the felt. And just that thought makes me happy.

I too wish the video lasted just a few seconds more, because at that point even *I* wanted a goddam treat!
posted by flyingsquirrel at 2:09 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


eeeee the tail never stops wagging
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:55 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey gang, I found more videos of Raisin Amadeus the Chihuaha playing pool, for reals.

First off, the video linked up top was uploaded in 2013. Here's the original from 2010. Mods, might we link to this one instead?

And now, more Amadeus pooltime fun: Practicing, Amadeus Pool Dog

And here's more: Chasing a ball in the snow and taking on a mastiff and protecting his bone.
posted by zippy at 1:21 AM on June 17, 2013


Okay, yeah, weird. I switched out the link. Oneirodynia can let us know if they want to change the name in the text.
posted by taz at 1:32 AM on June 17, 2013


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