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May 5, 2014 8:35 PM   Subscribe

Happy dogs on the beach! Includes a cat on a surfboard, who also seems happy. Ubiquitous soundtrack. much wag. so splashing.
posted by not_on_display (30 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite


the wet sandy snout closeups are the very best thing in all the land
posted by elizardbits at 8:43 PM on May 5 [3 favorites]

The cat is not only surrounded by dogs, but is in the water.

Clearly photoshopped.
posted by Dip Flash at 8:50 PM on May 5

OH this is the same dude who did that skateboarding cat video
posted by elizardbits at 8:51 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]

I'm not quite sure how happy the surfing cat actually is. Notice, if you will, the feline's lack of sunglasses. This is an aggressive oversight that purposely serves to throw a wrench into the otherwise carefully calibrated works. This was no accident.
posted by item at 8:54 PM on May 5 [2 favorites]

Not like this bespectacled cat....
posted by jessamyn at 8:57 PM on May 5 [2 favorites]

So where does one apply for the job that apparently involves taking dogs to the beach and playing with them all day?
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 9:02 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]

australia, naturally
posted by elizardbits at 9:04 PM on May 5 [2 favorites]

My friend was actually looking at dog related jobs here in Portland, OR and we have a similiar version, but instead it's taking peoples dogs on hikes.
posted by mrzarquon at 9:11 PM on May 5's taking peoples dogs on hikes.



OK, you know when you suddenly understand what you should be doing with your life? And in the place you are dying to go?

Yeah. That.
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:14 PM on May 5 [6 favorites]

That cat. I must have that cat!
posted by TwoStride at 9:18 PM on May 5 [2 favorites]

OK, you know when you suddenly understand what you should be doing with your life? And in the place you are dying to go?

You mean, like how someone should be getting paid to take me on a hike in Portland?
posted by Dip Flash at 9:34 PM on May 5 [3 favorites]

Whole lotta dogs in that van, would have loved to see them all run out like some sort of never-ending canine clown car.

Really curious how that cat ended up being cool with so many dogs, the beach, and swimming.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:13 PM on May 5

Chicago will you please get warm enough to go to Montrose Beach already? Rahm, what sort of sacrifice can I make to you for this to happen?
posted by MarvinTheCat at 10:26 PM on May 5

Was that cat raised by an adoptive dog family or something? Count me among the people that want to know more about the cat.
posted by NMcCoy at 10:54 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]

This is what he says in the comments:

Hello, thanks for all the "likes", shares and comments! You have questions? here are some answers. Didga is a girl, I adopted her from a shelter. I'm a dog trainer, without my own dog, but she grew up with dogs, (all dogs are clients dogs or just dogs on the beach) she is at the ocean/river a lot, she does lot's of tricks and "dog like" behaviours, including rides on my stand up paddle board and swims from time to time. Yes, She's the famous skateboarding cat (2.2 mil views, look for video), I use a GoPro Camera & 'final cut' editing software. More Q? Cheers, Robert & Didga
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 11:05 PM on May 5 [2 favorites]

Look at all those happy dogs! My contentedness just went up in direct correlation with my endlessly repeating "look at that nice doggie. Look at that nice doggie!"
posted by maxwelton at 11:32 PM on May 5 [3 favorites]

He also says in the comments that he trained her to like to swim. Initially she just didn't react negatively to water, but didn't like it either, but he used gradual positive reinforcement to get her to actually enjoy it.
posted by lollusc at 1:43 AM on May 6

The hell with helping troubled teenagers.

I'm quitting my job today.
posted by kinetic at 3:19 AM on May 6 [5 favorites]

OK, that was delightful, but no way do I want to ride home in the van with all that wet pooch.
posted by apparently at 3:53 AM on May 6 [2 favorites]

but....the sign...
posted by thelonius at 4:03 AM on May 6

Yes, um, excuse me but we would very much like to join this group.
posted by Sophie1 at 6:51 AM on May 6 [2 favorites]

Well! That set me up nicely for the rest of the day, that did!

*hums off to work, thinking of happy pooches and kitty*
posted by darkstar at 6:59 AM on May 6

One of those dogs is a cat.
posted by Aizkolari at 8:32 AM on May 6 [2 favorites]

My weinermutt was less thrilled to go surfing than these pups.
posted by waldo at 8:51 AM on May 6 [3 favorites]

Oh so great. I am keeping this as a bookmark and escaping to the beach with the fun fur crowd whenever stress strikes. This is also the best use of the "Happy" tune yet.

I have owned very dog like cats before but never one that swam and rode on a board. This one is clearly the Coolest Kitty ever.
posted by bearwife at 9:22 AM on May 6 [1 favorite]

I am now happy! Just as the song promised. Who could fail to be, with so many happy animal friends?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 9:49 AM on May 6 [1 favorite]

Aww. Happy doggies are happy! And that's a very unusual cat. Clearly cooler than most cats I know.
posted by rmd1023 at 12:19 PM on May 6

I raised a kitten with two dogs. Cat thought he was a dog. Ate dog food, played fetch, curled up right beside them. Probably would have jumped right in the water with them if I had thought to do that.
posted by Kokopuff at 12:46 PM on May 6

Smells like wet dog in here.
posted by BlueHorse at 6:34 PM on May 6 [1 favorite]

That cat clearly has Stockholm syndrome.
posted by lydhre at 10:47 AM on May 7 [1 favorite]

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