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Excited dog plays with baby
June 24, 2010 6:09 PM   Subscribe

Have you ennui? Then watch as: Excited dog plays with baby
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 (59 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
That made my day.
I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever feel the need for kids and dogs if I can just watch them on youtube.
posted by amethysts at 6:12 PM on June 24, 2010


Shelties are the best dog in the world.
posted by crunchland at 6:12 PM on June 24, 2010


So sweet it makes my teeth hurt.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:13 PM on June 24, 2010


Good dog!
posted by dilettante at 6:14 PM on June 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I finally know what I want to be when I grow up.

What do you mean, I can't be a dog?.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:15 PM on June 24, 2010 [9 favorites]


User alert: if you're allergic to cute, you'll go into full anaphylactic shock from that video.

I've seen that linked at least three times now, and I watch the whole thing every time. Great fun. What a neat dog.
posted by Malor at 6:18 PM on June 24, 2010


GONE-ui.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:18 PM on June 24, 2010


Okay, so I *really* needed that today. Thanks!

My dog does that all the time. Dogs are so awesome.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:19 PM on June 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Shetland Sheepdogs are herding dogs. Herding behavior is basically predatory stalking minus all the biting. As you watch this video, consider that the dog is doing an outstanding job of keeping the baby under control.

That said: sooooo cute!
posted by SPrintF at 6:21 PM on June 24, 2010 [15 favorites]


*Nods.*

I'll see you an excited cat playing with a ball.
posted by Greg Nog at 6:23 PM on June 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


It seems to me, when puppies play-fight with each other it is distinctly different behavior from genuine, bloodletting fighting. So maybe this is "play-herding" and does not have the aggression or nipping that you would get during actual herding.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:26 PM on June 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, when the baby starts crawling towards him in earnest and the dog does that frantic-head-wave move that dogs do when they're almost delirious with joy.
posted by amethysts at 6:26 PM on June 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


Now THAT is the definition of "good with kids." Awesome.
posted by Madame Psychosis at 6:31 PM on June 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh man, when the baby falls down and the dog drops to the ground! This is the best dog.
posted by bewilderbeast at 6:31 PM on June 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also the dog licked the baby. Licked the baby!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:31 PM on June 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Love it! I saved that to my favorites so I can watch it when I'm feeling down.
posted by TooFewShoes at 6:34 PM on June 24, 2010


My only direct experience with a Sheltie is one I encounter in my neighborhood while walking my dog. The owner brings it to the local park and stands on the lawn while the dog runs around and around at top speed on a retractable leash, barking shrilly and incessantly, non-stop. You can hear the barks for blocks around. As my dog and I get near and the other dog spots us, it goes absolutely nuts and barks even more loudly and shrilly, straining the leash, while the owner just watches and does nothing. I can't tell what my dog thinks of all that. The (very cute) Sheltie in that youtube looks rather sane by comparison.
posted by christopherious at 6:35 PM on June 24, 2010


Dog: "House apes are just SO ADORABLE when they're that age!!"

Cat: "Meh."
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:37 PM on June 24, 2010 [22 favorites]


I just got sucked into a never-ending vortex of babies and cats and dogs harassing each other. I have got to turn this computer off.
posted by amethysts at 6:45 PM on June 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Kid + excited dog = that carpet is doomed.
posted by weezy at 6:57 PM on June 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Slightly off-topic, but when I was a kid I had a Sheltie. The dog used to go completely off her nut whenever my grandfather visited (a few times a year).
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:04 PM on June 24, 2010


The dog+baby video is adorable and all, sure, but Greg_Ace's link is hilarious, and Sadie is definitely wins for Most Patient Cat, as well as Best Sustained Deadpan Under Trying Circumstances.
posted by Kat Allison at 7:04 PM on June 24, 2010 [11 favorites]


And that is the very definition of a good dog.
posted by davejay at 7:07 PM on June 24, 2010


This one, uploaded by the same user, is awful, mean, and fucking hilarious.
posted by knave at 7:13 PM on June 24, 2010 [15 favorites]


What's so great about this is the dog is clearly humoring the baby and loving it, like an adult human playing peek-a-boo. The dog never gets so excited that he loses control. He's just doing whatever he can to make the baby happy.
posted by sallybrown at 7:43 PM on June 24, 2010 [5 favorites]


* Dog and baby each sold separately. Recommended for ages 25-40. Ask your parents before calling. Baby may grow up.
posted by bicyclefish at 7:44 PM on June 24, 2010 [6 favorites]


That dog was totally intentionally entertaining that baby.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:54 PM on June 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


What's so great about this is the dog is clearly humoring the baby and loving it, like an adult human playing peek-a-boo. The dog never gets so excited that he loses control. He's just doing whatever he can to make the baby happy.

Yeah, plus he's very delicate when finally going up to lick the baby's face.

I like this dog.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 7:57 PM on June 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


Dogs are the best people.
posted by Tashtego at 7:59 PM on June 24, 2010 [13 favorites]


I got some burritos at the grocery store, but I think the store brand is better, the other one had too much MSG. And no bits of corn.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:02 PM on June 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


This one, uploaded by the same user

I'm sorry, but this 'same user' is someone that just steals other people's videos and uploads them under their own name to drive traffic to their shitty entertainment blog. Here's the same dog/baby clip uploaded to youtube more than 2 years prior -- who knows if that was the original author or not.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:08 PM on June 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Dog: OMG OMG THEY FINALLY GOT ME SOMETHING TO HERD11!!!

Baby: OMG OMG MY BIG HAIRY BROTHER IS AWESOME!!1!!
posted by emjaybee at 8:10 PM on June 24, 2010 [20 favorites]


Yeah Rhomboid, I realized that, and it's why I chose the word "uploaded" instead of giving the blogger credit for actually creating it.
posted by knave at 8:10 PM on June 24, 2010


Shelties are the best bitiest, most obnoxiously territorial dogs in the world.

FTFY, crunchland.

YMMV, but I've known several (from different homes) of whom that is true.

Great with your children. Assholes to guests. Perfect for Ted Kozinski.
posted by IAmBroom at 8:13 PM on June 24, 2010


Thank you. Truly beautiful.
If anyone is in the mood for more canine/infant interaction then check out Wolf dog sings to a baby to stop his cry
posted by Monkeymoo at 8:15 PM on June 24, 2010 [19 favorites]


FTFY, crunchland.

Oh, I don't know. They can be yippy, that's for sure. I had one when I was younger. She was the smartest dog I've ever taken care of. On the other hand, I used to live next door to a woman who had two, and she let them live outside in the backyard when the weather was decent, and those dogs tirelessly barked at everything.
posted by crunchland at 8:39 PM on June 24, 2010


My parents had a Shepherd that they had to get rid of when my brother learned to walk. The Shepherd was a little too enthusiastic about shepherding my brother -- would keep him pinned in the corner of any room he was in, wouldn't let anyone but my parents near him, etc. That was a dog that needed a whole herd of sheep, and a single toddler was really no substitute.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:43 PM on June 24, 2010


Oh man, I loved that. Thanks!

However, the ennui remains.
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 8:54 PM on June 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


The dog's cool, but I don't like the corners on that table.
posted by carping demon at 9:01 PM on June 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


I like when the baby snort laughs (around 1:30). When my son was that age he would start laughing so hard that he would inevitably snort. The noise of the snort would make him laugh even harder, leading to more snorting and even more laughing and even more snorting until tears popped out of his eyes like a little cartoon character.

I plan to tell that story to his first date.
posted by jamaro at 9:04 PM on June 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


Shelties can go both ways. My friend had one that was the worst neurotic freak, but then, she was the worst neurotic freak herself, so no surprise.

I'll bet that baby's parents were just as fun as he is, and that's why their dog is so great.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 9:52 PM on June 24, 2010


I just happened to have some good ol' Hammond B3 honky-tonk (Green Street, John Stein, if you're interested) playing in the background while reading this thread, and -- holy crap, the wolf in the video Monkeymoo linked to is howling some awesome blues in G!!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:59 PM on June 24, 2010


BTW, not actually a wolf...Malamute, maybe?
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:29 PM on June 24, 2010


Yeah, but "raised by Malamutes" doesn't pick up chicks at the bar. Unless maybe that bar is the Malamute saloon. In which case, stay away from the lady that's known as Lou.
posted by pracowity at 11:00 PM on June 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Oh, I don't know, I think "raised by Malamutes" has kind of a nice ring to it, actually. Then again, I've never ever managed to pick up a chick in a bar, so there you go....
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:39 PM on June 24, 2010


I knew a sheltie once that was a reverse guard dog. He loved it when people entered his house, but barked and howled and whined when anyone tried to leave. His owners had to hold him back or he'd nip your pant leg and hold on when you tried to go out the door.

This video is super cute. You can bet that kid is going to grow up to be a dog lover. Even if he forgets what happened on the video, the idea of being ecstatically happy will be mixed up with dogs in his subconscious.
posted by Kevin Street at 11:50 PM on June 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is this something I'd need to have baby to understand?
posted by iamck at 1:29 AM on June 25, 2010


A white carpet with a baby and a long haired dog? Maintenance nightmare.
posted by Runcible Spoon at 3:22 AM on June 25, 2010


stinkin' adorable! If a baby laughing until he snorts doesn't put a smile on your face, check your pulse. I've never had a dog but I like that one!
posted by phogirl at 5:36 AM on June 25, 2010


I have a mutt who plays that exact same game, only with me he sometimes like to jump up and bounce off of my legs, then immediately hit the ground into that crouch before taking off and doing it again. He loves this game, and we play it at least once a day.

dogs are great.
posted by namewithoutwords at 5:43 AM on June 25, 2010


i remain.
posted by ennui.bz at 5:48 AM on June 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Aww, reminds me of my husky.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:01 AM on June 25, 2010


HEART MELTS.
posted by contessa at 6:04 AM on June 25, 2010


AWWWW!

We just adopted two kittens and we get that KYUTE kitty-playing stuff every day. I can't say I ever get tired of it.

Oh, and it's it the best when the kitty with the loud purr gets on you and nuzzles you and shuts his eyes for a nap? At least until you have to get up for something and you realize that you have to wake the fuzz-ball.

Ah, kids, dogs and kittens...
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:05 AM on June 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


I knew a sheltie once that was a reverse guard dog. He loved it when people entered his house, but barked and howled and whined when anyone tried to leave. His owners had to hold him back or he'd nip your pant leg and hold on when you tried to go out the door.

Our Jack Russell Terrier does this. If he likes you (and he will decide this quickly), YOU CANNOT LEAVE. HE MISSES YOU ALREADY. STAY!!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:13 AM on June 25, 2010


My herding dog does this exact same thing with our cats. The cat's reaction tends to be less hysterical laughter and more puffing up twice their normal size and frantically spinning around so the dog can't sneak up on them, also; swatting everything in sight.

This gets the dog so excited she starts to zoom around like she's been eating amphetamines all day. Unfortunately, when this happens, it invariably goes on for too long. Not because I'm cruel and want to watch a scared cat, but because I'm laughing so hard, I'm incapable of helping. (This makes me no less cruel, just not as malicious.)
posted by quin at 8:25 AM on June 25, 2010


Once my brother was looking after a friend's house out in the country. The people had two Shelties, and neither of them seemed very bright to me. Occasionally a small plane would fly over, and the bigger dog would perk up his ears, spot the plane and then set off running after it. My brother said he would basically run until he met an object that he couldn't jump over. But clearly good with kids!
posted by sneebler at 8:55 AM on June 25, 2010


Quick, someone package this up into an Improvised Cute Bomb (ICB) and lob it into the nearest conflict zone.
posted by Increase at 11:12 AM on June 25, 2010


STOP MAKING ME LOVE DOGS
posted by regicide is good for you at 6:18 PM on June 25, 2010


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