Downward Dog
September 10, 2009 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Yoga Dogs as photographed by Dan Borris.
posted by gman (27 comments total)

 
Apparently, it's quite common?
posted by gman at 4:12 PM on September 10, 2009


That's the scariest shit since I've seen since those goddamn bumblebee babies.
posted by Bookhouse at 4:14 PM on September 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yo dog, I heard you like dogs so I put some yoga in your dogs so you can yoga while you... dog?

Might as well get that out of the way to start off.
posted by Askiba at 4:14 PM on September 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


what is this i don't even
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:18 PM on September 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


That's the scariest shit since I've seen since those goddamn bumblebee babies.

See? It scared the syntax right out of me.
posted by Bookhouse at 4:19 PM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


My first reaction was "these are atrocious," because I think about my dogs' beautiful asanas in absolutely every yoga class, so the photoshopped poses seemed jarringly inauthentic. If you look inside though, a few of the submitted photos from users have real yoga dogs in them. Crappy products, though. So as not to just be a hater, I'll say that it's a nice idea and that when I get up from writing this comment and tell my dogs we're going to the park, the skinny boy will do a beautiful down-dog followed by an even more beautiful upward-facing down dog. (But no way I'm sending in his photo).
posted by Mngo at 4:19 PM on September 10, 2009


what. this is nuts. this can't be real. someone tell me this isn't real.
posted by Lutoslawski at 4:20 PM on September 10, 2009


It isn't real. It's all part of samsara.
posted by blucevalo at 4:28 PM on September 10, 2009 [6 favorites]


this can't be real. someone tell me this isn't real

It's not. It's a confluence of things that insufferable people enjoy: too-cute and cheesy photo manipulation, commoditized eastern religion and pets living better than third-world people.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:30 PM on September 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


Cats too.
posted by netbros at 4:30 PM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


what. this is nuts. this can't be real. someone tell me this isn't real.

I don't think dog legs can bend this way

More weirdness: Doga: yoga positions with your dog (less weird); actual yoga with your cats (a bit of cat-lady weird; YogaKitty (intentionally weird)

Possibly to blame: yoga poses themselves. Downward-facing dog, Upward-facing dog, cat pose, cow pose (though I have yet to see "cow yoga").
posted by filthy light thief at 4:31 PM on September 10, 2009


Free rumination, that maintains its lassitude, even regarding the inevitable slaughter.
posted by nervousfritz at 4:36 PM on September 10, 2009


I suspect that some of these might be photoshopped.
posted by specialagentwebb at 4:45 PM on September 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Poodle Exercise Footage
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:45 PM on September 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


that was incredibly disturbing.
posted by liza at 4:51 PM on September 10, 2009


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posted by Dumsnill at 5:13 PM on September 10, 2009


This seems appropriate here: Cat Massage (YT)
posted by msbutah at 5:25 PM on September 10, 2009


using the word "photographed" is a stretch!

I like my dogs more, well, dog like... make them like people and I'll dislike them as much as I usually dislike people...
posted by HuronBob at 5:29 PM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is this where I put down their photoshoppery and self link to my blog with my puppy doing it better? Cuz I'm right on top of that.
posted by hindmost at 6:00 PM on September 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yoda dogs.
posted by flarbuse at 6:46 PM on September 10, 2009


I hate these. hindmost's dog, I love. Awww good dog!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:51 PM on September 10, 2009


Ridogulous!
posted by Cheeto at 7:09 PM on September 10, 2009


What if this is the last thing someone sees before they die?
posted by swift at 7:37 PM on September 10, 2009


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posted by nostrada at 1:58 AM on September 11, 2009


My cat's brother, Milkshake, is much better at yoga. See? He's working out with his dad.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:10 AM on September 11, 2009


I've said this before, but I'm morally certain I once spotted a Lynda Barry strip with dog yoga in it. And no, I'm not confusing that with Dog Astrology -- this was just a passing Ernie Pook moment.
posted by tangerine at 9:19 AM on September 11, 2009


Cue: Little Green Bag.

Dogs walking in slow motion all in black suits, white shirts, black tie.
posted by Smedleyman at 12:51 PM on September 11, 2009


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