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April 15, 2010 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Dog Sledding (SLYT, not what you think)
posted by Faint of Butt (37 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Igf anybody can tell me what song is playing on this video, I would appreciate it. I've been obsessing about it for a few months now.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:44 AM on April 15, 2010


The music really makes it work.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:45 AM on April 15, 2010


Once they come down in the price from the initial excitement over new technology, I'm totally getting one of those bio-dogs.
posted by DU at 11:48 AM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cool runnings.
posted by The Mouthchew at 11:59 AM on April 15, 2010


So basically they're dogs that want to be penguins.
posted by Tomorrowful at 11:59 AM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hilarious. (Note to owner of adorable dogs, if you happen to see this: They're adorable, but they're both overweight.)
posted by HotToddy at 11:59 AM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy dogs! I'm certain this is how arctic seals evolved. Shazam says the song is Sign of the Times (Take 7) by The Upsetters.

(My lab sleds too, I only have still pics of it though and due to poor camera handling almost every single pic features his butt).
posted by jamaro at 12:01 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Post of the year
posted by Damn That Television at 12:02 PM on April 15, 2010


I'm kinda surprised the sideways vantage point and snow flying in the eyes and nose and mouth don't discourage the dogs. They are totally adorable though. :-)
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 12:07 PM on April 15, 2010


They are labs. Nothing discourages labs.
posted by jamaro at 12:09 PM on April 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


It's definitely Sign of the Times by the Upsetters. I thought so. That track had Lee Perry's fingerprints all over it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:12 PM on April 15, 2010


Labs are the best dogs in the world.
posted by yoga at 12:16 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Most feelgood thing I'm likely to see all day.
posted by yiftach at 12:21 PM on April 15, 2010


They're eating the snow as they slide down the hill god I can't stop watching this
posted by Damn That Television at 12:51 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dog sledding. They're doing it right.
posted by m@f at 1:02 PM on April 15, 2010


Your puppy so fat!
posted by schwa at 1:03 PM on April 15, 2010


These are adorable. They remind me a great deal of the opening polar bear sequence of Planet Earth.
posted by disillusioned at 1:10 PM on April 15, 2010


Now, that's pure JOY!
posted by ericb at 1:11 PM on April 15, 2010


My dog does this, too. Despite having to watch it, like, every day, it's still fucking adorable.
posted by Foam Pants at 1:14 PM on April 15, 2010


It reminds me of my dog who would drink water while swimming. Dogs don't care what makes them look idiotic or awkward as long as it's fun! Awesome.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:18 PM on April 15, 2010


This reminded me of a summer I worked as a lifeguard decades ago when we had a day off because of rain. Somehow another guard knew that if you lathered yourself up with soap, you could take a running start and slide headfirst on the rain soaked basketball court which had recently been resurfaced with that green stuff they use. As I recall, with a good head of steam you could slide a good fifty feet although this distance probably increases as each year passes. Ah, to be a labrador retriever or seventeen.
posted by digsrus at 1:21 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


How come I'm not as adorable when I do the same exact thing?
posted by not_on_display at 1:48 PM on April 15, 2010


would be cuter if cats were doing it.
posted by msconduct at 1:51 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pfft! As if cats could be arsed to put down their iPads for five minutes and actually go outside to play in the real world.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:00 PM on April 15, 2010 [10 favorites]


, while the rats are busy making a fortune in the markets.
posted by idiopath at 2:22 PM on April 15, 2010


One of my dogs developed a compelling strategy to enlist others in the service of marking his territory: while his victim was himself peeing, he would pee on that dog. I'm guessing that this immediately rendered any territories marked by the victim subdomains of his grand kingdom.

He'd have a field day with these chumps.

this is cute as hell, thanks
posted by invitapriore at 2:31 PM on April 15, 2010 [8 favorites]


Dogs are amazing. Nothing is funnier than animals purposefully falling, flopping, and sliding down in the name of pure funtimes.
posted by Juicy Avenger at 2:50 PM on April 15, 2010


You know, the last time I had that much fun, I was also naked except for a collar.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 3:42 PM on April 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


There is no happy quite like dog happy.

(sometimes I wish I was a dog)
posted by Benny Andajetz at 4:05 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


those are some fat happy labradors.

know how you tell a labrador is depressed? *only* the tail wags instead of the entire back half of the dog.
posted by rmd1023 at 5:43 PM on April 15, 2010


Dog steals sleds from kids
posted by homunculus at 6:25 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


(SLYT, not what you think)

I imagined people sledding down snowy hills on top of dogs. So yes, not what I thought.
posted by rigby51 at 6:49 PM on April 15, 2010


But with the warning, that was exactly what I thought it would be! I want my money back.

Also, they are adorable.
posted by closetphilosopher at 7:40 PM on April 15, 2010


I love how you can actually see them learning the trick on their own, going from inadvertent flop-slide all the way to casually propelling themselves with their tails like goddamned dog-sled-screw-tank machines.
posted by Scattercat at 8:05 PM on April 15, 2010


Siberian temple cats pulling a sled
posted by hortense at 9:47 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Aw, they're the most glorious creatures. Thanks for posting!
posted by honey-barbara at 10:10 PM on April 15, 2010


My Yellow lab does this too, except I take her leash off while she does it and in Toronto, this makes us OUTLAWS.
posted by bonobothegreat at 10:59 AM on April 16, 2010


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