Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How our dogs are put together is absolutely fascinating


No matter how many times I watch this I am always fascinated. Now I know why my dogs make so much noise when they drink and why the floor is so wet! I need to cut them some slackGetting a sip of water is hard work!
National Canine Cancer Foundation

23 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Cute video - and it sure isn't the way most humans think we slurp up our water.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mrs. JP said...

Wow, that is so interesting. They do make a mess, but they have to! You should see our pack when they come in from playing in the yard (they won't drink the outside water unless it's straight from the hose) they form a line and drink two at a time, well, unless Charlie is drinking and nobody wants to drink with or after him. LOL

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Yes, people don't realize that most of the water gets into the mouth on the 'back side' of the tongue that is curled under...it's that way with cats, too...

http://www.thedailytail.com/videos/video-cat-drinks-water-in-slow-motion/

KT and Lady said...

Over the years, this term has come to mean many things:
"drippy lips"
- the act of a dog drinking
- the bowl of water
- the spots on the floor after the fact
- that face and muzzle after a good drink laid upon your lap

Great video, that was indeed interesting

♥ Sallie said...

It's strange to see that slowly! LOL!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Great video! It is very interesting to watch how they drink...it is a job for them! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

houndstooth said...

Wow! That video is almost hypnotic! What a cool shot!

Maggie Mae said...

I will makes sure mom sees this so she will knows just how hard it is for me to drinks. Thanks for sharing it.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Thor said...

Great video! Thanks for sharing!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Finally they have a reason to make a mess in my kitchen!! :-P THANKS for posting this, it was so interesting that I watched it twice.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

That whole process just seems so darn counter productive, doesn't it? Why don't their tongues curl up? Huh....very strange. God knew what would work I guess. You're right, a dog cannot get a drink without leaving puddles galore!

The Thundering Herd said...

Wait - this is all wrong. Why aren't there two paws in the bowl at the same time? That is the way Cheoah drinks.

Teddy Bear said...

What a great video.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Sagira said...

I always thought the water went on top...how neat.

Benny and Lily said...

Cool video and interesting
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I could not see it, because videos
do not work here,,,, but I used my imagination,,,and THAT works very good.
slurpy slurpy water everywhere!
love
tweedles
ps it is 63 degrees at your house and cloudy

Lorenza said...

Pawesome video!
Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How COOL!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great video! Thanks for posting it, guys!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sam said...

That still doesn't explain how Monty floods half the kitchen when he drinks! BOL! Great video, though!

Sam

MAXMOM said...

Whew! That truly is incredible! I'd heard that they do that, but hadn't seen it portrayed like this before...fascinating. (The prospective vet was also enthralled!) THanks for posting!
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Sue said...

That's a great video. When Tsar was younger, he used to dunk his face in the water bowl and blow bubbles. It was so funny we had to laugh and that encouraged him. What a mess he made.

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Next time Mommy complanes about me getting water all over the kitchen floor, I'm gonna make her come back & see this video.

Mommy cried reading your post about the blind doggie. DROH had several doggies that were blind aqnd theyall found loving homes with wonderful people. Mommy would like to buy the book about Michael Vick but money is very tight right now. Mommy paid for my Tiger's emergecny roon visit because Miss Sandra didn't have any Saqndra didn't have any money and he is after all my love. If you haven'd read yestrday's post yet, Shelby is pregnant so in 2 to 3 weeks so we'll be having puppies running everywhere. Sandra is also pregnant.

God Bless you, Mimi for your continued help and {{{huggies}}} to Scout & Freyja