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LEAF FROLIC
September 21, 2013 9:03 AM   Subscribe

Nobody loves leaves more than this dog. (SLYT)

SPECIAL TINY HOWLING BONUS ROUND
posted by elizardbits (50 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

 
LOOKIT THE PUPPY

WHO'S A GOOD DOG
posted by KathrynT at 9:06 AM on September 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


I really wanted to title this "bitches love leaves" tbh.
posted by elizardbits at 9:07 AM on September 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


Haaha then hes just like AIGHT IM DONE FUCK IT LETS GET A BEER
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:08 AM on September 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


best part of dog excitement is when they have to go run giant circles around the thing that excited them
posted by Countess Elena at 9:08 AM on September 21, 2013 [22 favorites]


Dog loves leaves almost as much as Samson loved snow.

That tiny howling puppy is wearing Kiss facepaint!
posted by moonmilk at 9:08 AM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


THEY MAKE A SOUND

THEY MAKE A SOUND AND DO A THING

RUN WITH ME HUMAN
posted by griphus at 9:09 AM on September 21, 2013 [27 favorites]


The only thing that would make that funner is if there was a squirrel in the leaves.
posted by goethean at 9:09 AM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Honestly that would make spending all that time raking those leaves totally worth it.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 9:10 AM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think we're all pretty excited about Autumn.
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:12 AM on September 21, 2013 [8 favorites]


Yayyy doggy grin
posted by sweetkid at 9:13 AM on September 21, 2013


YAY IT'S THE ORANGE SNOW THAT ISN'T COLD!

IF WE HAD MORE OF IT MAYBE I COULD PULL A SLED THROUGH IT!
posted by radwolf76 at 9:13 AM on September 21, 2013 [8 favorites]


That's fantastic... It even got my pup's attention, who now wants me to go out and rake!
posted by HuronBob at 9:21 AM on September 21, 2013


My favorite part of this is the distinct leaf trail the dog makes in the yard when doing laps. Also, where the dog shakes itself off and leaves fly off of it. Too cute!
posted by Fig at 9:23 AM on September 21, 2013


POKES HEAD OUT TOP: CAN YOU STILL SEE ME?
posted by yoga at 9:27 AM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sooooo...this is where we post our Husky videos, eh? (bonus: Billy Bass guest appearance)

Husky stuck under bed (yes, I let her out)
posted by HuronBob at 9:28 AM on September 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


best part of dog excitement is when they have to go run giant circles around the thing that excited them

Perfectly stated. We have a version of this where "giant pile of leaves" = "my husband reclining on the couch," and "humongo back yard" = "our bitty living room" and our dog does the ever thrilling balletic spring and nose dive into my husband's armpit, then gets so excruciatingly excited she has to leap back off the couch and dash around the living room a couple of times before diving back into the thrill that is my husband on the couch.
posted by taz at 9:30 AM on September 21, 2013 [18 favorites]


this is where we post our Husky videos

A pomeranian is sort of a microhusky, right?
posted by moonmilk at 9:34 AM on September 21, 2013 [9 favorites]


Last autumn was my puppy's first autumn, and he was very confused by the leaves. The first walk we took into a place with considerable dry leaf coverage was probably the most time-consuming thing I've ever done with him.

He picked up EVERY leaf in his path and gave it a tiny, delicate crunch before spitting it out and moving onto the next. Left a trail of perfect little toof perforations behind us.
posted by phunniemee at 9:42 AM on September 21, 2013 [23 favorites]


Friends of ours who have a husky and who live in here in non-leaf-dropping coastal California really wish they could provide this for their dog.
posted by rtha at 9:44 AM on September 21, 2013


I'll match your pomeranian in the snow and raise you a Husky in the snow.... PLUS, first day with Husky puppy.
posted by HuronBob at 9:44 AM on September 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


Nothing is so joyous as dogjoy.
posted by Jode at 10:03 AM on September 21, 2013 [11 favorites]


A pomeranian is sort of a microhusky, right?

It's no Klee Kai, but I suppose it'll do in a pinch.
posted by radwolf76 at 10:05 AM on September 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


A pomeranian is sort of a microhusky, right?
posted by moonmilk at 12:34 PM on September 21 [2 favorites +] [!]


pomeranian microhusky = pomsky
posted by fuzzypantalones at 10:11 AM on September 21, 2013 [8 favorites]


pomsky

OMG I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THIS WAS A THING AND DAMN YOU FUZZYPANTALONES, I NEED ONE RIGHT NOW TO TERRORIZE MY CATS.
posted by radwolf76 at 10:13 AM on September 21, 2013 [5 favorites]


That dog must have been a Scrooge McDuck fan as a puppy.
posted by Static Vagabond at 10:20 AM on September 21, 2013


My dogs once discovered a RAT!! hiding in a pile of leaves (welcome to DC...). Ever since they must carefully and fully inspect every single pile of leaves every single time we walk by, becuase, you know, it could happen again.
posted by Cocodrillo at 10:21 AM on September 21, 2013 [10 favorites]


Dogs want to share the joy. They don't want to have fun by themselves. SEE HOW WONDERFUL THIS THING IS? SEE IT? SEE IT? I'M HAVING FUN. ARE YOU HAVING FUN?
posted by cmyk at 10:21 AM on September 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


Why are they laughing at the puppy.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 10:22 AM on September 21, 2013


Right, how could they laugh at tiny wolfpuppy howling for his pack? If they aspire to being the new pack they best get on the dang floor with him. Must rewatch leaf dog to counteract the sad.
posted by maggieb at 10:51 AM on September 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hyper awake. Hyper asleep.
posted by workerant at 10:55 AM on September 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


this is me. i'm this dog
posted by a birds at 10:57 AM on September 21, 2013 [8 favorites]


Oh man... snow makes our vallhunds bonkers. I mean bonkers.

But when it's been down for a little bit, and they've trampled most of the yard down to ice and the deck is covered with little paths of doggy-footprint-ice, they'll insist on going out to eat the ice until they're completely miserable and shivery and have to curl up on one of us and just shiver for an hour while their stomach full of ice melts. And then do it again.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:58 AM on September 21, 2013 [8 favorites]


Bonkers!

Those of you with snow dogs: does this happen to them?
posted by moonmilk at 11:01 AM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Right, how could they laugh at tiny wolfpuppy howling for his pack?

His pack is napping right behind him though. He's howling because howling feels good. I know this because I have many friends who are puppies.
posted by elizardbits at 11:23 AM on September 21, 2013 [10 favorites]


AM I HAVING FUN

NO I AM NOT HAVING FUN

THE LEAF PIXIE IS HERE SOMEWHERE

IT MUST BE FOUND AND BROUGHT TO DOG JUSTICE
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 11:23 AM on September 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


Am I the only one who can hear the constant din of leafblowers in this?
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 11:28 AM on September 21, 2013


That is the sound of the puppy mothership hovering above us as it shuttles our puppy overlords to earth
posted by elizardbits at 11:33 AM on September 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


I MEAN HA HA IT IS TOTALLY LEAFBLOWERS YES
posted by elizardbits at 11:34 AM on September 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


I for one welcome the lordpups
posted by sweetkid at 11:44 AM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


A pomeranian is sort of a microhusky, right?

My peekapom does this exact manoeuvre in our bedcovers, mostly when I'm trying to make the bed.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:45 AM on September 21, 2013


moonmilk: My old dog (Lasashe, Sit Tzu/Lasa Apso cross) had this happen to him. It could get painful when it would pull on his fur too much and harden, and we'd have to put him in the sink and melt them with warm water.
posted by Canageek at 11:50 AM on September 21, 2013


Those of you with snow dogs: does this happen to them?

Interestingly, that hasn't happened to my Husky. She's the long fur type and the outer coat seems to be made of teflon. She can be covered in snow, dirt, mud, whatever and it just slides off. If it wasn't necessary to brush her to keep the undercoat from getting matted, the pup would NEVER need a bath, she's always clean, dirt just doesn't stick to her.
posted by HuronBob at 12:05 PM on September 21, 2013


Today I am disappoint to be human.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 12:10 PM on September 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


My greyhound did the same thing! She also did it with snow, which is problematic for a puppy with no body fat, even when she wore her coat and shoes. So she would race around the snow like a lunatic, then we'd go inside and I'd dry her off and stick her under the blankets in the bed for a long puppy nap.

The leaves were less trouble except for the yecchy leaf mold which required a B.A.T.H.

God I miss having a dog. Having someone who was always optimistic about everything (except for thunderstorms, crinkly bags and traffic cones) was so much fun.
posted by winna at 12:14 PM on September 21, 2013 [10 favorites]


The leaves were less trouble except for the yecchy leaf mold which required a B.A.T.H.

Aw this comment reminds me of my long gone childhood collie, who learned the word "walk" somehow and would start barking when anyone said it, so we had to start spelling it in his presence.

He would also bark when anyone started putting on their shoes. Because walks.
posted by sweetkid at 2:28 PM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh man... snow makes our vallhunds bonkers. I mean bonkers.

The perspective in the first picture makes it look like you're about to devoured by wolves. Then the second picture makes it clear that they are cutesy little fuzzy babies which need to be snuggled.
posted by Panjandrum at 3:18 PM on September 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


God I miss having a dog.
Indeed. This was one empty summer. The purpose in going for a walk to the store, the beach, to think, for anything, is magnified when your travelling partner is a dog.
posted by qinn at 3:19 PM on September 21, 2013 [5 favorites]


This reminds me of the difference between normal dogs, and very... different breeds such as Australian Cattle Dogs.

My former Australian Cattle Dog puppy in the leaves: CRUNCHY THINGS! *leap* *pounce* *roll* *roll* *roll* *JOYOUS PUPPEH*

My former German Shepherd/Lab cross in the leaves: *crunch* *sniff* *momentary regal pause before walking again* KEEP MOVING, HUMAN.

I need another dog like this. I'm moving soon, so I suppose all I need is a huuuge backyard... and a frantically JOYOUS husky.

But I can't join them in jumping in the leaves because there are bugs and possibly snakes...
posted by quiet earth at 4:30 PM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh man, that husky's doing what our late lamented (probably) duck toller Lucky did: drop the rump low, front legs high, and scoot around in small circles with the back legs almost overtaking the front.
posted by scruss at 6:41 PM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


We call those the bumdowns. Or just a case of the shitheads. In puppies, if you're lucky a normal bout of FRAPs might develop into full-on crazy bumdowns.

The perspective in the first picture makes it look like you're about to devoured by wolves. Then the second picture makes it clear that they are cutesy little fuzzy babies which need to be snuggled.

Those girls? Here's their mum (in her yoof obfuscately). Here she is again. Or here, having a Frank Exchange of Views with her daughter Zhora that was pouncing on her earlier.

I forgot their favorite snow game: chase the snowball. The entire yard is covered in snow a foot deep, but they go apeshit if I make a snowball and throw it... into the snow. Quick! Get the specific snow that dadoid threw! It is the BEST SNOW!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:10 PM on September 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


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