By Xeni Jardin at 9:31 am Wed, Sep 22, 2010
Dear doggies on escalators: you're doin' it wrong. Video 1, Video 2. (thanks, Tara McGinley)
“I’m moving, so I’m supposed to do the moving thing with my legs, right?”
Sounds about right. When you scratch our dog’s chest, she starts “phantom-scratching” (sort of waving her paw in roughly the same motion she’d make to scratch) with the appropriate paw. “I’m getting scratched, so my paw should be moving” or something, I guess.
but but, what happens when you just carry them around?
I went with a couple of friends to Vegas for a concert and they brought their dogs. (Fun Fact: There was only one pet friendly hotel in Vegas and it was a dump) So we’re walking them down the strip and in Vegas and when we go to cross the street its a escalator up to a pedestrian bridge. The one dog we could eventually drag on splayed his legs out and whimpered the whole time. The other dog had to be carried. I’d love to know what goes on in their mind that bugs them out about escalators so much. And vacuums too.
My guess, they hear a lot more noise from the things then we do.
What are you talking about? I vacuum my dogs all the time (with the brushy attachment on). They love it.
Funny and similar, we dipped our min-pin’s feet in a hottub, and she immediately started making swimming motions. These continued even after we raised her out — I mean, my feet are wet, I must be in the water still!
These dogs being carried and acting like that are cute. But of-course a dog should never stand on its own feet on an escalator, unless you want to see your dog possibly ending up as a bloodied pile of goo after getting caught in the thing.
I’ve seen dogs doing this at the beach. When being carried into the water, they start doggy paddling as soon as the waves touch their owners’ ankles. It’s a really interesting reflex.
this made me laugh so hard i cried.
Dogs are so dumb.
Where are the cat-on-escalator videos?
Cats take the elevator.
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