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September 29, 2013 10:35 AM   Subscribe

Mackie the Boston Terrier really likes (?) having his belly tickled. (SLYT)
posted by davidjmcgee (25 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yay! I do a similar claw attack/belly rub thing to my dog. It's so funny because there's always a look of sheer terror on his face during my approach, but he always flops over on his back for better belly access anyway. Like, "hey, I'll pretend you're a big scary claw person so you feel important, but I expect to be compensated for the indignity."
posted by phunniemee at 10:42 AM on September 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


This game looks like a very cute puppy tasering.
posted by bibliowench at 10:49 AM on September 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kali ma! Shakti de!
posted by codacorolla at 10:53 AM on September 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


That's the cutest little gargoyle I've ever seen/heard.
posted by Devils Slide at 11:00 AM on September 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm leaning on the side of "may not like having his belly tickled" because that is literally and with zero hyperbole the exact same noise I make when people poke me.
posted by elizardbits at 11:35 AM on September 29, 2013 [9 favorites]


I'M SO ANGRY THAT I'M A MUTANT OF SELECTIVE BREEDING.
posted by supercres at 11:36 AM on September 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


The standard terrier fun defense--licking--being deployed here. Contrasted to the standard terrier less-fun defense: baring one's teeth like Cujo.

The ready-made marketing of the dog detracts a bit from the overall, but cute dog. Would belly attack again. A+++
posted by the sobsister at 11:36 AM on September 29, 2013


although admittedly i am a lot more bitey
posted by elizardbits at 11:36 AM on September 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm embarrassed to admit that for the first 20 seconds I thought the dog was making those noises.
posted by orme at 11:51 AM on September 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


orme: no, that is really what the small flat faced dogs sound like when they are playing (see supercres' post above, I have a coworker whose dog makes the exact same noises when I play with her).
posted by idiopath at 11:59 AM on September 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm leaning on the side of "may not like having his belly tickled" because that is literally and with zero hyperbole the exact same noise I make when people poke me.

On facebook no one can hear you scream.
posted by srboisvert at 12:54 PM on September 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


My Boston used to roll around on her back making that noise.
posted by BibiRose at 1:20 PM on September 29, 2013


Wait, the dog's not making the noise? That's different! I thought the dog was saying he hates belly tickles, but he's too polite to bite.
posted by moonmilk at 2:12 PM on September 29, 2013


No, bostons and frenchies sound like vicious angry tiny monsters when they are having fun.
posted by idiopath at 2:20 PM on September 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs overwhelm my customary canine brachycephaphobia.
posted by sonascope at 3:41 PM on September 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


My pup has a buddy who is a Boston terrier and he makes exactly that noise when they are playing and having a grand old time. He also makes noises that sound exactly like a gremlin.
posted by lunasol at 6:15 PM on September 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


GHCHCKCHKCHKCKKKK
posted by gusandrews at 9:36 PM on September 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Bostons playing sound like ewoks on fire.
posted by cmyk at 11:58 PM on September 29, 2013


As someone who frequently has to make sound effects for video game monsters, I can tell you that adopting a puggle was the best career move I ever made. I'm afraid if I go "full pug" I will get too successful too fast, he has at least a LITTLE bit of a snout as a safeguard against 24/7 recording.
posted by jake at 12:01 AM on September 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Related?
posted by flabdablet at 12:05 AM on September 30, 2013


I also make these noises when I am disgruntled. My expressions, however, are less adorable.
posted by NoraReed at 7:31 AM on September 30, 2013


I'm embarrassed to admit that for the first 20 seconds I thought the dog was making those noises.

He was.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:05 AM on September 30, 2013


Isn't the belly below the chest?
posted by juiceCake at 8:53 AM on September 30, 2013


Isn't the belly below the chest?

On a dog, "the belly" refers to any point that is not where the teeth are or where the poop comes out. There are only approximately three square inches of what you might refer to as "the dog's back" that are not belly. Every thing else is belly.

This area is easier to locate anatomically when you see the dog in person. Here's how to find it:

1) Approach the dog while wiggling your fingers and saying "I'mma scritch your belleh! Yes I am! Wheerrrrre's that belleh!?!?" This causes the dog's bellehtonin neurotransmitters to release.

2) At this point, the dog will flop over and display his belly parts to you.

3) The dog will move around while you are scratching him. Pay attention. This is the dog's way of telling you precisely where his belly is. You may be surprised to find out that the dog also has belly behind his ears and at the base of his tail. This is normal.

4) If you are still confused, please refer to this helpful diagram.
posted by phunniemee at 10:01 AM on September 30, 2013 [9 favorites]


Okay I thought these were my disgruntled noises but it turns out these are the sounds I make when I get lower back scritches. I showed this to my partner yesterday and upon receiving scritches today I started sounding basically exactly like this dog.

I think maybe I was meant to be a dog and got put in a human body on accident. But now I know what kind of dog I was meant to be.
posted by NoraReed at 10:42 PM on September 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


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