Whippet Good
June 12, 2014 10:56 AM   Subscribe


 
I'm not sure yet if I would want to give that guy keys to my house (and dog!) while I'm gone.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:04 AM on June 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


that old yeller ending was brutal
posted by mullacc at 11:07 AM on June 12, 2014


That's one high-energy dog. Just watching, I was exhausted ahead of schedule.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:12 AM on June 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I'm really always looking for my dogsitter to not sleep with my dog.
posted by pineappleheart at 11:13 AM on June 12, 2014 [3 favorites]


I have a viszla and a GSP. profile pic

This video is every moment of my life.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 11:14 AM on June 12, 2014 [4 favorites]


That yard is enormous! What a lucky whippet!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:15 AM on June 12, 2014


Whippets are very often ....deranged with EXCITMENT.
posted by The Whelk at 11:15 AM on June 12, 2014 [4 favorites]


Sigh. I love my dogs and all but I miss my greyhound so much.
posted by Lyn Never at 11:16 AM on June 12, 2014 [3 favorites]


Apparently whippets do not like to be picked up or carried.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:17 AM on June 12, 2014


That's one high-energy dog. Just watching, I was exhausted ahead of schedule.

Whippets are great dogs, but no thanks. There's not enough cocaine on earth to make me hyper enough to keep up with one. When we went dog shopping at the pound for a dog good with kids we looked at a whippet, but we felt that as she continued to literally leap back and forth over our daughter's head that she might just have a little more energy than we would be able to acomodate for. Not at all like the nitrous poppers I'd assumed they were named for.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:24 AM on June 12, 2014 [7 favorites]


prevert
posted by echocollate at 11:30 AM on June 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


Man, whenever people petsit my cats they never make cool videos, they just drink all my beer. I didn't mind before, but now I feel robbed.
posted by sfkiddo at 11:33 AM on June 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Terrible pet sitters, letting the cats drink all the beer.
posted by The Whelk at 11:43 AM on June 12, 2014 [8 favorites]


I've had one greyhound or another since 1997, so whippetese is like a familiar but slightly different dialect. But as best I can tell, the picked-up, carried-around, swooped-in-on and kissed-and-hugged whippet face and body language I'm seeing here reads, to me, as not so much tension of anxiety and discomfort, but tension of anticipation and excitement and wiggly delight. That little dog is a balloon full of SQUEEEEEEE.
posted by Lou Stuells at 11:43 AM on June 12, 2014 [5 favorites]


Every time I see a video of a whippet catching a frisbee, I cannot help but think of Ashley Whippet. Video of Ashley Whippet
posted by 724A at 11:44 AM on June 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Terrible pet sitters, letting the cats drink all the beer.

Especially because the cats would rather have Jäger Bombs.
posted by sfkiddo at 11:54 AM on June 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


whippetese is like a familiar but slightly different dialect

That guy was not wippettease, they totally went all the way.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:56 AM on June 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Cats would rather drink gin and tonics.
posted by Kokopuff at 12:17 PM on June 12, 2014


As a dog lover, I utterly loved most of this, but that "intimacy" bit is appalling and frankly ruins the whole thing.
posted by jbickers at 12:20 PM on June 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Cats would rather drink gin and tonics.

Mine aren't highfalutin cats: they are the "poor cat's speedball" crowd.
posted by sfkiddo at 12:35 PM on June 12, 2014


Lou Stuells: "I've had one greyhound or another since 1997, so whippetese is like a familiar but slightly different dialect."

Yes, this exactly. The zoomies and spinning, the I AM SO SAD face, the sloppy makeouts are all so greyhound. Just without the 23 hours of sleeping in-between.
posted by specialagentwebb at 12:43 PM on June 12, 2014 [3 favorites]


Whippets really aren't high energy outside of the race bred whippets. Yeah they are crazy when they want to do some zoomies but they are also perfectly content to sleep on top of you all day.

Basically Whippet puppies are insane but about 18 months they turn into lazy slackers. At least they aren't complete wimps when it comes to rain and snow as long as they have jackets.
posted by vuron at 2:20 PM on June 12, 2014 [1 favorite]




The last time our friend dog sat for us, we came home to a pile of postcards supposedly written from our dog for each day we were gone. Day one included, "Today when you came home from work, you weren't you, you were Kristen." Another postcard included daily tallies for blocks walked (8 long, 14 short), time taken to scarf down dinner (3 min 38 sec), number of times snuck upstairs to sit on the chair in the sunroom (11), etc. I think my favorite postcard was the venn diagram of things Kristen did, things Merlin did, and things they did together that day. This video was cute (aside from the weird sexy bit), but I still think my dog sitter wins.
posted by vytae at 4:02 PM on June 12, 2014 [10 favorites]


my whippet (before she was stolen) was very mellow. She was full on or full off. 35mph in a dead run or snoozing for 14 hrs straight.
posted by shockingbluamp at 4:39 PM on June 12, 2014


One morning, as I was walking my little girl to school, we turned a corner and encountered a frizzy haired old woman on roller skates being pulled down the sidewalk toward us by two whippets.
posted by carping demon at 9:26 PM on June 12, 2014 [4 favorites]


I'm so glad I'm not the only person who goes YAAAAAAY in a high-pitched dumb voice when entering a home with a doggy alone inside.
posted by winna at 4:19 AM on June 13, 2014


Owner of 2 whippets here. Liked the video. As long as you run your whippets for ~20 minutes full out once a day, they'll be fine. If you don't, they go bat-shit crazy with the zoomies. And the zoomies are essentially the dogs running around wherever they are as fast as they can, which is about 35 mph. This is a problem when the area they're in is your small garden and they proceed to destroy it in 15 seconds.

A few things I need to vent about:
1. No, it's not a greyhound, it's a whippet. Whippets are a bit more high energy.
2. No, it's not an italian greyhound, it's a whippet. Whippets are less high strung.
3. Do you really think you're the first person who said,"Ha, whippet good!" or "is it's name Devo?" to me today? It's really just so predictable now…
posted by Farce_First at 8:45 AM on June 13, 2014


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