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September 3, 2010 8:19 AM   Subscribe

Surely this.......will warm your black, cynical, withered MeFi hearts ya misanthropes! Labrador Retriever/Dolphin love! (SLYT)
posted by spicynuts (28 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm a bit hesitant to click on the link. I've been burned by the phrase "dolphin love" before.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:26 AM on September 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Dolphin love doesn't burn...it smolders.
posted by spicynuts at 8:27 AM on September 3, 2010


I was waiting for old Orcinus Orca to appear and snap them both up with a single bite.
posted by tigrefacile at 8:28 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


So I guess your heart will remain black and withered.
posted by spicynuts at 8:29 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


My heart is no longer black and withered - I watched the video. Pretty damn adorable.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:31 AM on September 3, 2010


or, there's this.
posted by HuronBob at 8:32 AM on September 3, 2010


with this youtube video's overweening narration, i much prefer this video of admittedly land-locked but swimmingly winning sloths (who can also swim). although, of course, the Mark Mothersbaugh soudtrack could seem twee to some.
posted by simulacra at 8:35 AM on September 3, 2010


Local Interest Feature Reporter INSISTS clip end with affectionate petting, despite dog's lack of interest.
posted by theclaw at 8:36 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


If a dog and a dolphin can get along, why can't our mom and his dad? (@10:50)
posted by PontifexPrimus at 8:37 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whenever I see something like this, I'm always left wondering what each of the species perceives the other to be: Does the dog see the dolphin as another dog who has too little hair and is mystifyingly fast in the water? Does the dolphin see the dog as a sort of stupid podmate who forgot how to use its flipper?

Or do they recognize that they are both different, and just don't care?

Either way, it's full of cuteness.
posted by quin at 8:41 AM on September 3, 2010 [7 favorites]


Whatever. My dog swims with me. And I'm a dolphin. FOR ALL YOU KNOW
posted by bicyclefish at 8:49 AM on September 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


Whatever. My dog swims with me. And I'm a dolphin. FOR ALL YOU KNOW
posted by bicyclefish

but but... I learned in school that dolphins aren't fish! Now I'm confused.
posted by hippybear at 9:02 AM on September 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


My Lab thinks I'M a dolphin. I don't bother to correct her because, well, my boyfriend won't feed me sardines when I do a trick...
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 9:16 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love this video. I love that the dog goes to all that trouble to go out and be with his pal, and then when the dolphin spots the boat leaving, he's like "later man." And the dog is like, "I'd go with you but..." And the Dolphin is like, "whatever, see you tomorrow man." And the dog is like, "Oh boy, I can't wait until tomorrow." And then the dolphin leaves.
posted by Elmore at 9:18 AM on September 3, 2010 [6 favorites]


And full of YAY. :D
posted by yoga at 9:21 AM on September 3, 2010


Ugh, James Taylor? And man, that guy's incessant mugging got old after about a second and a half.

Yes, the dolphin-dog part was pretty great.
posted by ibmcginty at 9:22 AM on September 3, 2010


Cute. But I still hate you all.
posted by i_cola at 9:24 AM on September 3, 2010


More (less slick) footage! Lots more! I have to admit I was skeptical. Now I am all melty, yes.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:28 AM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes, my heart is warmed. I resolve to be nothing but sunshine and rainbows today.
posted by stoneweaver at 10:10 AM on September 3, 2010


pffff that dog doesn't even dance the merengue
posted by stifford at 10:15 AM on September 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


Cute indeed. Love inter-species friendships! But good grief - can you imagine the horror if the dolphin had...you know...attacked the dog?

OTOH, wouldn't it have been even cooler if the dolphin came onto land to play with the dog? NOW you've got a news-worthy story, my friend.
posted by davidmsc at 10:32 AM on September 3, 2010


That dolphin really doesn't love the dog. You can tell in the dorsal fluke. It's just a rebound relationship.
posted by clvrmnky at 10:46 AM on September 3, 2010


My cyncical, withered heart just grew a size larger. good god, I hope it's not permanent.
posted by Zed at 12:49 PM on September 3, 2010


Does the dog see the dolphin as another dog who has too little hair and is mystifyingly fast in the water?

Richard Pryor characterized a dog's mindset upon seeing a new animal as "I don't know what it is, but I'm gonna fuck it!"
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:53 PM on September 3, 2010


In other adorable news: Orangutan cradles lion cubs in unlikely babysitter role
posted by homunculus at 1:14 PM on September 3, 2010


Zed: "My cyncical, withered heart just grew a size larger. good god, I hope it's not permanent."

A couple sizes bigger and you can serve Roast Beast to the Whos in Whoville.
posted by bwg at 6:33 PM on September 3, 2010


Too much roast beast can't be good. Maybe you should see a cardiologist.
posted by maryr at 6:56 PM on September 3, 2010


Dolphin love doesn't really smolder, either, in my experience. It stings a bit at first, but once you relax, that fades away and it starts to feel amazing. Communication is the key. YMMV.
posted by Casimir at 7:08 PM on September 3, 2010


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