A Breathtaking Contortionistic Escape, and Revenge Wreaked
September 3, 2009 8:34 PM   Subscribe


 
Squeezing through does not equal contorting.
posted by oddman at 8:47 PM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Was so contorting.

And worth watching. A drama I'd watch again and again!
posted by Savannah at 8:49 PM on September 3, 2009




Weird dog crate. Not a standard crate and animal crates were standardized long ago for a reason. Safety and proven functionality. The next pup may not be so lucky. Or this one when it gains 6 ounces. Very real strangulation risk. Faulty design strikes again. And oh, yeah. Cute video and ridiculously, ridiculously cute pup.
posted by Muirwylde at 8:58 PM on September 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I was sorta expecting it to maybe flip on its back and swat the lock with a paw or something.
posted by RavinDave at 9:00 PM on September 3, 2009


Let me try that again: I'l raise you one beagle.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:02 PM on September 3, 2009 [8 favorites]


What put it over the edge for me was that the person who put together had a good handle on the cinematic tropes he was playing with (i.e., the "go B&W, then zoom in, then zoom out" bit), and then, yes, Kiwi was cute to begin with, but it then becomes cuteness cubed in the section of the video after the little gal got out.
posted by WCityMike at 9:05 PM on September 3, 2009


Dogs aren't mice, they definitely can get stuck.
posted by anthill at 9:16 PM on September 3, 2009


Dogs don't belong in boxes.
posted by stargell at 9:35 PM on September 3, 2009 [8 favorites]


the person who put together had a good handle on the cinematic tropes he was playing with

Definitely moreso than the vast majority of folks on YT who try their hand at editing. My favorite bit was the B&W pause at the beginning.

I agree re the fairly shitty crate choice. But +1 would watch again.
posted by hifiparasol at 9:39 PM on September 3, 2009


That puppy looks like Brian Blessed.
posted by unsupervised at 9:40 PM on September 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


My neighbour's puppy learned how to do this to get through the decorative gate of our New Territories village house to explore the world at large. It got progressively harder as he got bigger and he eventually got stuck a few times.

Concerned the puppy would get hit by a car when out marking his territory, I tried wiring the holes to prevent him from trying but the neighbour removed the wires, evidently not getting the hint that he needed to protect the puppy from itself.

No, the puppy didn't get hit by a car.

Instead some asshole villager poisoned him.
posted by bwg at 9:48 PM on September 3, 2009


REALLY? You couldn't figure out HOW? How about the dog-sized holes in the front?
posted by RustyBrooks at 9:50 PM on September 3, 2009 [4 favorites]


Dogs don't belong in boxes.

I don't understand it either.
posted by The Monkey at 10:14 PM on September 3, 2009


Yet another post to question my readership by.
posted by roygbv at 10:16 PM on September 3, 2009


Get back in the damn box, ankle shark.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:24 PM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


I realize people put their dogs in cages to very positive effect, but THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR CAGING YOUR DOG.
posted by cmoj at 10:37 PM on September 3, 2009


I dunno, if you can't wrestle with it (and possibly lose) it seems more like a nice teddy bear than a dog.
posted by Justinian at 10:47 PM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


The crate looks a little too small for the pup -- even if she is a yorkie.

More space, fewer holes.

Staggering cuteness, though.

*makes rude gestures at Justinian*
posted by jrochest at 10:55 PM on September 3, 2009


shenanigans! Don't make it out to be more.
posted by uni verse at 10:55 PM on September 3, 2009


This dog could use some advice from that dog.
posted by pkingdesign at 10:58 PM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Agree with Justinian: if there isn't the possibility of it being able to bite yer leg off, it's not a real dog ;)
posted by mahke at 11:49 PM on September 3, 2009


Crating a dog for training purposes is not necessarily a bad thing. It also gives the dog a nice little "burrow" that's all his. As long as you're not just keeping the dog crated all the time because you're too lazy to socialize him, and you don't use crating as a punishment, it's not something that'll harm the dog.

However this choice of crate looks bad. As the pup grows, he'll get too big to continue fitting through the holes, and at some point he may get stuck, and possibly suffocate or hurt himself badly.

Since I just made an assertion about dog training, I await the inevitable tide of argumentation. A trainer I know once told me that the only thing you can get any two trainers to agree on is that the other trainer's approach is all wrong.
posted by hifiparasol at 12:30 AM on September 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Derail: We have two cats, one dumb like a bag full of (slightly crosseyed) rocks, and the other one disturbingly smart. We used to have an automatic pet feeder (this one, I think), but the smart one kept breaking into it. At first he'd sit on top of one half of the feeder, hook his thumb-claw under the lip of the other half, and then PULL until it popped open (poor design). I'm descended from a long line of homo habilis, I figured, so I built a wooden box that fit tightly around the feeder so he couldn't get his claw under the lip. Fixed!

...except that a few weeks later, he started breaking into it again. He learned that if he scratched the timer dial in all sorts of different directions, he'd occasionally catch his claws on it and turn it some amount, and that eventually the dial would randomly land on zero and the door would pop open. He got faster and faster at it, refining his technique, until eventually he would (a) stand over the feeder, (b) put one paw on the dial, and (c) putting his weight on that paw, walk around the feeder, turning the dial until it opened.

His best time was eleven seconds.
posted by The Tensor at 12:31 AM on September 4, 2009 [27 favorites]


Lesson I always remembered from a crime prevention talk - if you can get your head through it, then someone can get their body through it.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:19 AM on September 4, 2009


The frenzied paw tapping on the acrylic cell door was heart breaking
posted by ashaw at 2:20 AM on September 4, 2009


That puppy looks like Brian Blessed.

Surely you mean BRIAN BLESSED!
posted by srboisvert at 2:44 AM on September 4, 2009 [7 favorites]


Friend of mine had his whippet escape from a crate. But instead of going through a hole, his dog flipped the crate upside down, chewed its way out through the plywood bottom, then gnawed a hole in the drywall to escape from the room. (After which he proceeded to tear the hell out of the living room carpet. All in a single day.)
posted by caution live frogs at 5:15 AM on September 4, 2009


Dogs don't belong in boxes.

I agree. I am completely against bestiality, too.
posted by flarbuse at 5:28 AM on September 4, 2009


I had a pair of cats who, in a fit of communal wanderlust, got out of our basement by bending back a piece of sheet metal on the jerry-rigged dryer window vent. That's when I learned that a stubborn critter will get out of anything if it wants to.
posted by Spatch at 5:43 AM on September 4, 2009


Why do they keep their dog in an old iMac?
posted by Pollomacho at 6:13 AM on September 4, 2009 [13 favorites]


"Yet another post to question my readership by."

Having a bad day are we.... ?

I agree with Pollomacho.. my first thought was iCrate.

This crate sucks in so many ways..someone bought it 'cuz it was cute, not because it was functional...
posted by HuronBob at 6:27 AM on September 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flag this as cute and move on. Nothing to see here folks.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 6:44 AM on September 4, 2009


Dogs don't belong in boxes aquariums.
posted by Atom Eyes at 7:50 AM on September 4, 2009


I thought, "Awww" at first, especially the paw scratching on the door part. My big dog does that on the storm door and it's cute. The rest of it filled me with fear. Had the hole been slightly smaller or the puppy slightly bigger the results may well have been taping the dog's slow death by strangulation and the owner's return to find the dog's corpse. But the crate is so CUTE!
They need a different crate and a quick dose of common sense if they want to keep this cute puppy alive.
posted by hecho de la basura at 8:18 AM on September 4, 2009


That beagle is amazing. I hate beagles because of the trait that lets them do stuff like that. Those buggers just don't give up. Including when they want to lick your face.
posted by srboisvert at 10:19 AM on September 4, 2009


The Tensor - Cat derail part 2

I have 2 cats, one is just a regular cat who doesn't really get into too much trouble. I wish I could say the same for the second. He likes to play with water, whether in the tub, the sink or his water bowl. He also has a strange fascination with my humidifier, when I take the container to the tub to refill he runs to the bathroom like a bat out of hell and then follows me, eyes on the container and watches as it glubs and glubs as it runs.

I should've remembered this this as I bought a self-refilling water cooler because I was tired of him spilling his water all over the floor and having no water all day. But it seemed to leak, every day it would be practically empty and the floor would be wet. I was about to return it when one day I witnessed him tucking his paw into the device, putting it just under the stem of the bottle and jabbing it quickly, making an air bubble and causing it to refill itself, glub-glubing, all over the floor.
posted by darlingmagpie at 2:43 PM on September 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


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