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Dog dances merengue
August 30, 2010 5:28 PM   Subscribe

Have you taedium vitae? Watch then, as: Dog dances merengue
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 (49 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can't snark. Too busy grinning.
posted by Trochanter at 5:34 PM on August 30, 2010


For the first 5 seconds I was all, "oh no, this poor dog is made to dress up in stupid clothes and do tricks for its stupid human!" And then I spent the rest of the video with a big dumb grin on my face because THIS WAS AWESOME AND HILARIOUS. And both the dog and the human seemed to be having a great time. WIN.
posted by phunniemee at 5:35 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm off to teach my dog to pogo.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:40 PM on August 30, 2010


His tail's wagging the whole time - he loves it!
posted by Wataki at 5:41 PM on August 30, 2010


The dog's tail was wagging too much for me to suppose she was trained harshly. Like most golden retrievers at any given point, she was having a big old time.

I wonder if they've tried to teach Faith to dance.
posted by Countess Elena at 5:42 PM on August 30, 2010


Wow. Quintessential repellent and fascinating -- and I gotta admit, that damn dog seems to be wagging AND grinning. They definitely need a better venue -- the parking lot just doesn't live up to the act.
posted by thinkpiece at 5:43 PM on August 30, 2010


I'm going back to sleep.
posted by TwelveTwo at 5:46 PM on August 30, 2010


Missing the ladybird tag.
posted by emelenjr at 5:46 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was amazing. I was smiling, clapping and laughing so much, my own dog hobbled over to see what was up. I showed her the video and said, "See? This is what you and I are going to do once you are well. We are going to be a dancing sensation in our own right". I cried when she reminded me that her tail is docked and she can't stand upright for long periods of time because it throws off her balance.
posted by msali at 5:47 PM on August 30, 2010


God, I can't deal. Dogs try SO HARD to make us love them. I know it works and everything, but it just hurts my heart to see the lengths they will go to to please us. I want a pet with a little emotional autonomy! This is why I keep animals that randomly bite me in my sleep.
posted by something something at 5:47 PM on August 30, 2010 [8 favorites]


THAT. WAS. A. HOOT!
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:50 PM on August 30, 2010


Way 374: teach it to dance the merengue.
posted by inigo2 at 5:50 PM on August 30, 2010 [5 favorites]


This dog would be a FAR BETTER choice for Dancing With The Stars than Bristol Palin or The Situation.
posted by briank at 5:55 PM on August 30, 2010


This is proof that cats are superior to dogs as cats would never let themselves be subjected to such tomfoolery.

But really, I did enjoy this video and I equally love cats and dogs.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:02 PM on August 30, 2010


Well, I guess that invalidated my argument.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:04 PM on August 30, 2010


I'm untying my noose right now.
posted by Flashman at 6:08 PM on August 30, 2010 [14 favorites]


Meh. Single-link WoofTube.

(Who am I kidding? Sixteen kinds of awesome. Thanks for posting!)
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:10 PM on August 30, 2010


I can't imagine how long it took to train that dog. Impressive, but at the same time, there had to have been moments like

"Hey, man, I have an extra ticket to the superbowl. Wanna go?"
"No, I can't. Still teaching the dog to merengue."
posted by sanko at 6:12 PM on August 30, 2010 [9 favorites]


Ah, YouTube commentators. The dregs of humanity, as always.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:24 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't believe Verne Troyer stayed sober long enough to master those moves.
posted by gman at 6:32 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I want more people to post pictures of their pets in this thread, in or out of their merengue costumes.
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:33 PM on August 30, 2010


Yes. I actually waited for more people to comment so that "He fucks that dog when they're alone" would be off of the screen when I showed this to my 10 year old. Fortunately we watched before the jackass who contributed "fake and gay" piped in which his valuable contribution to the marketplace of ideas.
This is why YouTube commentors can't have nice things.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:33 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Awesome.
posted by joannemerriam at 6:44 PM on August 30, 2010


I'm pretty sure Doggie Dancing is a Canadian invention.

You're welcome!
posted by Sys Rq at 6:46 PM on August 30, 2010


Thank you for this, EMRJKC '94. It made me smile after a sucky day at work.
posted by oozy rat in a sanitary zoo at 6:49 PM on August 30, 2010


I took Ballroom Dancing lessons last week and that damn dog is better than I am.

*sign*

Such a good dog!
posted by misha at 6:51 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Missing the ladybird tag.

Obligatory topical King of the Hill "Dances with Dogs" episode link.

I want more people to post pictures of their pets in this thread, in or out of their merengue costumes.

I am pleased to oblige your request; however, please be advised that Magoo and Chester and Hera dance for no one. Magoo will wear clothing, but only during the World Cup.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:52 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't imagine how long it took to train that dog.

Actually, the dog taught the man.
posted by dobbs at 7:08 PM on August 30, 2010 [5 favorites]


And since the dog only wags his tail when on hind legs, I'd suggest its for balance not an expression of enjoyment.
posted by dobbs at 7:15 PM on August 30, 2010


dobbie downer.
posted by gman at 7:19 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I think the dog enjoys it. Dogs like getting things right.

Ok this is my dog.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:56 PM on August 30, 2010


You're the One That I Want.

(Aren't you? Aren't you? Yes you are!)
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 8:07 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bah, Blue Hors Matine is still my favorite dancing animal.
posted by The otter lady at 8:13 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


BREAKING: we now have footage of the dog wagging its tail even while walking on the ground MUST CREDIT EMRJKC'94
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:14 PM on August 30, 2010


Holy mother of...I can't believe I just saw a horse dance...wow.

Also, dancing merengue dog is awesome. It's great.
posted by lizarrd at 8:56 PM on August 30, 2010


That dog must have *amazing* core muscles to stay comfortably upright for that long. I'm envious.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 10:02 PM on August 30, 2010


East Manitoba, thank you. I have been in tears over this, trying to stifle my laughter so as not to wake my roommate and his girlfriend. My plan is not going well.

Fuck it, I'm going in for round two.
posted by Anizev at 10:46 PM on August 30, 2010


The dancing dog has been on TV a few times.


Here she is dancing to Queen.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:50 PM on August 30, 2010


Historia de Carrie

In Spanish, but a commenter helpfully translates

#
kopitikop
1 hour ago

English!!!!

Basically the story says that Carrie has been the joy and blessing of José, his owner, he wanted to have a dog as a company for his life, and since she was little she started to stand in her back legs, and he started to show her some secrets by giving her treats and much love. They know each other feelings very well, she also likes to go out with her stray friends and play outside. She helps inside the house, because her owner suffers of pains in his feet.





Really, it's worth it just to watch her cross the street on her hind legs.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:57 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Goat Dances To A Sweet Accordion
posted by homunculus at 11:37 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


And then there's this merengue song about a dog (NSFW starting around 1:40): Comprate un Perro. The best thing about this song for me is that I learned it from a bunch of eight-year-olds.
posted by slidell at 11:40 PM on August 30, 2010


Needs more pug.
posted by fish tick at 5:03 AM on August 31, 2010


Holy mother of...I can't believe I just saw a horse dance...wow.

The only thing more amazing to me than the video is that there's someone criticizing the quality of dancing!
posted by inigo2 at 6:19 AM on August 31, 2010


This is why YouTube commentors can't have nice things.

For everyone who hates crappy comments ruining YouTube, there's almost certainly greasemonkey scripts for hiding them. I haven't tried this one but it was the first thing that came up in a google search for "youtube comment hider"
posted by arcolz at 6:38 AM on August 31, 2010


Brilliant pup!

There's also Quietube.com for hiding comments -- and all the other extraneous YT page elements.
posted by vers at 7:38 AM on August 31, 2010


That dog must have *amazing* core muscles to stay comfortably upright for that long.

Yeah, sweet though it was, I can't help thinking she will have hip problems in older age for trying to be a bipedal mammal for so long. Some breeds are better at this than others, depending on their physique and centre of gravity.
posted by binturong at 8:23 AM on August 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, sweet though it was, I can't help thinking she will have hip problems in older age for trying to be a bipedal mammal for so long.

If she doesn't, there MUST be an attempt to breed her with another bipedal canine to kick-start some dancy-dog evolutionary progress. I swear to god, if Bob Barker got anywhere near that bitch, I'll...
posted by Sys Rq at 8:41 AM on August 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


It thinks its people!
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:26 AM on September 2, 2010


I swear to god, if Bob Barker got anywhere near that bitch, I'll...

eat a whale?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:48 PM on September 7, 2010


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