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August 17, 2009 9:50 AM   Subscribe

 
My favorite part is when the SPCA rep says "AUUUGH. Why do we do this?" This was great. I had a shit morning so thank you.
posted by spec80 at 9:56 AM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


that was truly hilarious, SLYT or not. Thanks.
posted by miss tea at 9:59 AM on August 17, 2009


My girlfriend had a Boston Terrier it was like this clip 24/7.
posted by nola at 10:03 AM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Who wouldn't want to lick the makeup off a news anchor? It's like a full meal deal for a dog.
posted by srboisvert at 10:05 AM on August 17, 2009


Thanks. It made my morning, too.
posted by angiep at 10:11 AM on August 17, 2009


That was great.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 10:12 AM on August 17, 2009


It's ok to love your dog, just don't love your dog.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:12 AM on August 17, 2009


You know it's Lee Majors, right?
posted by billysumday at 10:15 AM on August 17, 2009


More animal heartwarmingness: Howard the Combine Kitty.
posted by hifiparasol at 10:16 AM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


You would think that at least the SPCA woman would know how to handle a dog.
posted by Kimberly at 10:21 AM on August 17, 2009


I missed the "... with love" part and was disappointed when the anchor didn't get mauled.
posted by swift at 10:27 AM on August 17, 2009


Wow, you're a charmer...

Great video, thanks. Licky licky licky.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 10:30 AM on August 17, 2009


Both of those dogs were hilarious. I had to choke back laughter here at the office.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:34 AM on August 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Such adorable little disease vectors.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:37 AM on August 17, 2009 [4 favorites]


it's extra fun when they're your own local news bozos, even though i haven't tuned in in more than 10 years.
posted by klanawa at 10:44 AM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


The dog love was funny, but the patter between the newscasters at the end of the clip was even funnier and just so... fantastically Canadian.
"Watching you kiss that dog is better than... a primetime movie."
And Randene's accent is hilarious. She does some weird trill or something at the end of many of her sentences. You can especially here it at the end of the clip. "Ginger loves me. Oh, man. You cut the cheese. Good job." It's like the Canadian version of uptalk.
posted by incessant at 10:49 AM on August 17, 2009


Grease paint is yummy!
posted by Pollomacho at 10:49 AM on August 17, 2009


Great interlude to the angry of watching Bill Moyers talk about health care reforms.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 10:49 AM on August 17, 2009


That dog would looooove you. ^
posted by gman at 10:55 AM on August 17, 2009


I'm still kind of surprised that anyone would let a dog lick them like that.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:59 AM on August 17, 2009


The shepherd mix there is a beautiful, beautiful dog.
posted by fourcheesemac at 10:59 AM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


The shepherd mix there is a beautiful, beautiful dog.
posted by fourcheesemac


My dog has the exact same face, and had the exact same behavior at that age. Which made the video extra-extra awesome.
posted by COBRA! at 11:07 AM on August 17, 2009


Also up for adoption.
posted by pianomover at 11:11 AM on August 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


This brought tears to my eyes. Both from laughing and from memories — I had pound dogs as a kid, and one hyper little Cocker Spaniel who was just as happy and full of slobbering love as Ginger there. He saved my life when I was three years old (I went on an "adventure" in the unfenced Oregon forests behind our house... he accompanied me and led me to a neighbor's home a mile away once the novelty wore off and my young brain realized, "I don't know where I am...!?!?"). Then we had a Golden Retriever who jumped on my lap like that gosh-darn-happy Shepherd. My brother now has a Golden Retriever-Rottweiler mix that is the most adorable combination of sheer Golden joy and raw Rottweiler energy: "I got the ball! Look! I got da ball!" Dogs are great. Wish I had a shorter work day so I could conscientiously adopt another.
posted by fraula at 11:12 AM on August 17, 2009 [7 favorites]


Such adorable little disease vectors.

I'm still kind of surprised that anyone would let a dog lick them like that.


Uh, Burhanistan, are you trying to tell us you don't like dogs? You seem to be pressing the point of how gross you think they are...
posted by hifiparasol at 11:15 AM on August 17, 2009


Pianomover: wow, I love that video. Play it LOUD!
posted by blue_beetle at 11:24 AM on August 17, 2009


i'll freely admit that i don't like dogs. anyone wanna have a vast, vitriolic derail about it?
posted by klanawa at 11:24 AM on August 17, 2009 [4 favorites]


My dog is EXACTLY like Ginger. She's a bulldog/staffy/bull mastiff mix. Makeup, lotion, sunscreen, cologne, aftershave.... it doesn't matter what it is, she wants to remove it from your skin with her tongue.

The only difference between them is that Edith would be furiously humping the whole time, too.
posted by brand-gnu at 11:27 AM on August 17, 2009


I love how it never for a moment entered the dog's mind that the anchorwoman was shoving her down, turning her face away and saying "no" because she didn't want her slobbering all over her. To Ginger, it was just this fun game they were playing where she would jump up and WUVYOOSOMUCH, get pushed away, spend a few seconds on the ground and, the minute Randene looked down at her or spoke to her again, it was time for the next round! ZOMGIWUVYOU! And it looks like Ginger won the game, too, as she licked her way through all resistance and got her some lap time. Good dog!
posted by EatTheWeak at 11:28 AM on August 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Did you ever walk into a room and and forget why you walked in? That's how dogs spend their lives.
posted by netbros at 11:38 AM on August 17, 2009 [30 favorites]


It was funny right up until they cut back from the title card giving the contact info for the SPCA and you realize a dog has actually climbed up onto the anchor, and then, WHAMMY, it was hilarious.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:39 AM on August 17, 2009


Such adorable little disease vectors.

There are always biohazard suits.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:57 AM on August 17, 2009


I'm still kind of surprised that anyone would let a dog lick them like that.

Sometimes I'm surprised by what people will do for their kids - catching barf and snot and poop and all that. I start to understand when I remember - oh yeah. I've had dogs. Aw.
posted by katillathehun at 12:05 PM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kids don't like their own nads, though.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:08 PM on August 17, 2009


Oops! lick. Liking is another issue entirely, and left to the reader.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:09 PM on August 17, 2009


See how terrible pit bulls are? See how viciously they attack? Oh, the travesty.
posted by asfuller at 12:15 PM on August 17, 2009 [3 favorites]


Kids don't like their own nads, though.

I was going to say! Clearly you haven't met my nephews.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:17 PM on August 17, 2009


See how terrible pit bulls are? See how viciously they attack? Oh, the travesty.

Yeah, I've got a sweet little 7-year-old pit bull puppy, and she does the same thing if allowed. And she'll roll on her back and pee herself if you say 'No' in a loud voice.

Truly a vicious animal.
posted by Pragmatica at 12:30 PM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


pianomover, thanks!

I loved very angry cat, and I know how he feels.
posted by fourcheesemac at 12:50 PM on August 17, 2009


Surrey dogs lick easy
posted by KokuRyu at 12:55 PM on August 17, 2009 [3 favorites]


Dogs and Canadians. What's not to like?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:11 PM on August 17, 2009


Another example of a vicious animal. My pittie shown here.
posted by asfuller at 1:22 PM on August 17, 2009


Daww puppy. Cute little bastards.
posted by strixus at 1:23 PM on August 17, 2009


Another example of a vicious animal. My pittie shown here.

That is a beautiful dog! There's a guy in our neighborhood who raises the lovely blue and white ones. Such pretty, sweet tempered doggies.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:25 PM on August 17, 2009


Cute little bastards bitches.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:26 PM on August 17, 2009


Oh good googly moogly that grossed me out SO much. I hate dog slobber with a passion.

Couldn't even finish watching the video, even. EWWWWWWW.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:12 PM on August 17, 2009


There's a guy in our neighborhood who raises the lovely blue and white ones.

Blue and white dogs? Well, clearly that's where the Metafilter mascot should come from.
posted by longsleeves at 2:25 PM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of another pet adoption spot gone horribly wrong.
posted by unmake at 2:38 PM on August 17, 2009


Oh good googly moogly that grossed me out SO much. I hate dog slobber with a passion.

So, in othew words, you DON'T WANT to be exposed to dog tongue?

Your loss. More puppy kisses for the rest of us.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:08 PM on August 17, 2009 [6 favorites]


This is why you don't wear bacon foundation.
posted by chairface at 3:50 PM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I would adopt Ginger.
posted by jb at 4:53 PM on August 17, 2009


I wasn't expecting it to be my previous local newscast! God that was hilarious. I actually laughed out loud (and so did the camera crew from the sounds of it).

"They need a wee bit of training...."
"Yeah, really, you think?"
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:55 PM on August 17, 2009


Oh man, I've been there. You start laughing because the dog is frantically trying to kiss you, which just makes the dog crazier, which, in turn, makes you laugh harder. This is exactly the effect that allows my 25lbs rat terrier to pin me down and maul me with kisses.

There is something about it that is so absurd that your arms stop working and you become completely defenseless.

And yes, getting pinned by a dog that weights little more than a cat is embarrassing, thank you very much...
posted by quin at 6:01 PM on August 17, 2009


And yes, getting pinned by a dog that weights little more than a cat is embarrassing, thank you very much...

Trust me, it could be worse.
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:48 PM on August 17, 2009


Am I in the minority for not laughing? I just thought it pretty gross the thought of being licked so much by a big dumb dog.

I just spent the weekend at my in-laws who have a medium-sized dumb, hyper kinetic dog who kept trying to lick my face. It took just seconds for my hands and face to be stinky with dog slobber. I don't care if it's cleaner than human slobber, it's gross.

This is more proof that I'm not a dog person.
posted by zardoz at 7:15 PM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't care if it's cleaner than human slobber, it's gross.


Myth: Dogs Have Cleaner Mouths Than Humans
posted by Burhanistan at 7:20 PM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


good doggies! GOOD DOGGIES!
posted by rmd1023 at 7:54 PM on August 17, 2009


fraula: aww. what a cutie! the enthusiasm is radiating off that dog.

asfuller: that is a vicious animal. it's clear that it's the abuse that makes him mean.
posted by rmd1023 at 8:02 PM on August 17, 2009


Happy dogs make me happy.
posted by sandraregina at 8:09 PM on August 17, 2009


Holy hell, I think I scared the neighbors I laughed so loud. That was awesome. Thanks!
posted by Space Kitty at 9:46 PM on August 17, 2009


Message: Dogs fuckin' RULE.
posted by hifiparasol at 12:11 AM on August 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


It took a few watchings before I figured out the "thwap thwap thwap thwap" sound one hears during the introduction of the first dog was not an audio or tape problem but the sound of Ginger's tail beating the Randene's armchair to death.
posted by jamaro at 9:11 AM on August 18, 2009


This is so all kinds of wonderful, particularly because repeated viewing reveals all hidden gems that got lost in the original hilarity:

"He has been tattooed but he hasn't been neutered yet, we thought he was..."
Randene: "I think he was, like why would they tattoo him and not neuter?"
"Oh, do you know what, you're right, Richard [?] was right, he is tattooed...."
Randene: "Ya"
"He's just, he...yes, they're not there, they're gone, I just felt."
posted by moody cow at 3:22 AM on August 19, 2009


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