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August 11, 2013 7:10 PM   Subscribe

Caught this guy playing with himself
posted by nadawi (42 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
GOOD DOG!
posted by notsnot at 7:14 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cuuuuute. Though "leap" does not really adequately describe the action of faith I took in clicking this link.
posted by threeants at 7:14 PM on August 11, 2013 [17 favorites]


There's a video somewhere of a dog doing this with a big stone stairway. He shoved a ball off the top, and raced to the bottom to catch the ball as it bounced down, then ran back up to the top to do it again.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:15 PM on August 11, 2013


"guy playing with himself" has a verrrry different meaning to lots of people...I'm very glad this was a cute puppy video and not what I first thought.
posted by emjaybee at 7:16 PM on August 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


That dog is an Aesop fable about self-reliance. I know which story I'll be telling my pup tonight!
posted by peripathetic at 7:18 PM on August 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


Need's SFW tag because I kind of figured it wasn't what it might be..... Mostly.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 7:18 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


D'awwwwwww.
posted by deezil at 7:23 PM on August 11, 2013


I've sternly informed my cats that they should spend more time entertaining themselves in this fashion, as opposed to waking me up with a demand to PLAY WITH THE PLASTIC TIE RIGHT NOW. However, the water thing may get in the way.

(Glad to see this was SFW, as the supposedly SFW image search I was running earlier this evening suddenly pulled up MAJOR NSFW in the midst of otherwise totally innocent photos.)
posted by thomas j wise at 7:24 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was amazingly cute. I always enjoy how videos like this have these little moments of tension--like when the ball goes past him and you're not sure whether he's going to jump into the water after it. Will he get his ball or will it be gone forever? It's a real nail-biter.
posted by not that girl at 7:25 PM on August 11, 2013 [7 favorites]


Oh, come on. To call that "playing with himself" is a stretch. He's just adjusting his ball.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:25 PM on August 11, 2013 [18 favorites]


awwwwww

Though "leap" does not really adequately describe the action of faith

there's a leap of faith at around 1:20 when the ball floated out a little far.

Seriously people thought this would be NSFW?

We're not Reddit.
posted by sweetkid at 7:25 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


thomas j wise - our cat will sometimes play games by himself ("made up mouse games"), but he will also play the very laziest, cattiest game of fetch. he'll play with his toy and "accidentally" bat it close to you and then walks off nonchalantly while occasionally glancing over his shoulder to see if you've gotten the hint.

he might actually do this too because he's a water cat...now i'm trying to figure out if i can replicate something similar in the tub.
posted by nadawi at 7:31 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Funny you should mention reddit
posted by Ad hominem at 7:33 PM on August 11, 2013


What a cute dog and an interesting place.
posted by ob1quixote at 7:34 PM on August 11, 2013


I was gonna say what a wee dummy but the lad proved me wrong.

Check out this Boxer who qBT'A TO GO FOR A STROLL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZpOghdjZaA
posted by BlueMarble72 at 7:39 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I suddenly feel even more keenly the humiliation of being unable to teach my brother's dog to play fetch.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:42 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is a video of me, as a child. I am a human, by the way.

I was not "playing with myself," a misleading title on two levels.

What I did for thousands of hours as a child was to try to understand the laws of nature. I (and my friends) would build dams of twigs and gravel and mud in the gutter. I would break through the ice of the creek in the back yard; I would watch the creek become a river after a raging Midwestern thunderstorm. Later, I would track opossums and racoons.

I would also test my perceptions and my endurance and my limits. I am lucky to be alive, frankly, thinking about climbing on crumbly limestone cliffs as a teen...

All of these things I see the dog doing in this video. Play is serious stuff, yknowwhadI'msayin'?
posted by kozad at 7:51 PM on August 11, 2013 [5 favorites]


Linus and the kid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yxnfQIj2-s
posted by BlueMarble72 at 7:59 PM on August 11, 2013


Boxers rock the world
posted by BlueMarble72 at 8:15 PM on August 11, 2013


The way he looks at the cameraman at the end is priceless. "You see that?"
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:21 PM on August 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


I thought this might be the video of that little boston terrier engaged in startling feats of athletics and coitus with a large rubber ball.
posted by elizardbits at 8:32 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Awwww and it finally got him all wet
posted by armoir from antproof case at 8:38 PM on August 11, 2013


bouncy ball!
posted by elizardbits at 8:42 PM on August 11, 2013


Jerry does this, high tech!
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:46 PM on August 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter: I am a human, by the way.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:51 PM on August 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


We had a Boston way back on the 80's, but Compared to our Boxers he was a very cranky little bugger, always getting in fights with bigger dogs, and losing.

But our Boxers just want to make friends with every dog and human on the planet.
posted by BlueMarble72 at 8:55 PM on August 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cikp7X2O4E
posted by BlueMarble72 at 8:57 PM on August 11, 2013


Roswell, our cat who plays fetch, sometimes gives up on me and carries his ball to the hallway, where he sticks his head through the railings of the bannister and drops the toy down....chases it, carries it back up, drops it down again, etc.

I am a terrible person.
posted by rtha at 8:58 PM on August 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


When ya gotta fetch, ya gotta fetch.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:23 PM on August 11, 2013


Aw, good goggle!

My much-beloved late cattledog enjoyed chasing ice cubes around in his water bowl and would pester me for another cube as soon as his melted away. Then he taught himself how to operate the ice dispenser lever on the front of the freezer door and had ALL THE ICE. Living with smart dogs is awesome and terrifying. Of course now I have a dog who is befuddled by the sight of his own back foot, so it all balances out.
posted by jamaro at 9:27 PM on August 11, 2013 [8 favorites]


(damn you autocorrect).
posted by jamaro at 9:32 PM on August 11, 2013


The phrase "wins at life" is bandied about so often as to be devoid of meaning, but if ever any creature has truly won at a life, a dog that can play fetch by himself is undoubtably that creature.
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:01 PM on August 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


What a cute dog and an interesting place.

I would like to visit that interesting place and throw a ball in the water to watch it float.

Preferably with a dog.
posted by BlueHorse at 10:16 PM on August 11, 2013


He's so *perky*! I want one just like him.

And he's so smart -- he's worked out a solitaire version of Poohsticks.
posted by jrochest at 12:01 AM on August 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Awwwww! My heart!

Linked from the related videos, here's another adorable self-pleaser.
posted by taz at 12:26 AM on August 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


Pooh sticks with only one stick.
posted by HuronBob at 3:28 AM on August 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


GET AWAY FROM ME CARL MONDAY!

...oh wait it's just a puppy
posted by smoothvirus at 5:23 AM on August 12, 2013


Don't those stone slabs he is on look like giant dog biscuits? Just a little?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 5:25 AM on August 12, 2013


Cute video.

While at the city shelter to get a cat, we saw one little cat in his 3x3x2 cage who was totally ignoring the people. He had a small rubber ball and he would wallop that ball really hard, it would bounce 3 or 4 times back and forth, he'd catch it, and wallop it again. Cat handball. Kind of sorry that we didn't pick him.
posted by Artful Codger at 6:57 AM on August 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


NSFW and not so cute, but yeah this dog is playing with himself too.
posted by Doohickie at 6:42 PM on August 12, 2013


Vizsla puppy finds a door stop
posted by homunculus at 10:09 AM on August 15, 2013


Mini Dachshund bath time
posted by homunculus at 11:07 AM on September 5, 2013


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