A walk in the woods with 42 Saint Bernards

Over at Submitterator, anelson sends us this surreal video of a child playing with a huge pack of Saint Bernards in a temperate rainforest in British Columbia. I love the idea of being surrounded by these panting, gallumphing beasts.

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    1. I fail to see what you mean.  Are you insinuating 42 hungry pit bulls would be any worse than if it were 42 hungry versions of some other moderately large dog?  Perhaps you missed the whole debacle about the McDonald’s radio ad and pit bulls.

  1. for(int i=0; i<42; ++i) spawn("Saint Bernard");

    This seems more like a video game than reality to me.  Especially the panting sounds.

    1.  You can tell it isn’t because the dogs never start to mutate into hideous spider monsters, nor do they vomit up shapeless, chaotic masses of recognizable dog parts.

      …Man I love Cyriak.

    1. Nah, Appropriate concerns are as follows

      1. Losing one when it wanders off to find a lost hiker or something
      2. The number of hours involved in checking them all for ticks.
      3. Planet of the apes(only with dogs)
      4. Back at the farm there is a wagon that needs to be pulled and there is no one to pull it

  2. Didn’t see a single pooch peeing, makes me wonder if they’re CGI.

    But thanks, Dean — this makes up for the creepy clown paintings.

  3. There’s got to be at least one Cujo in the bunch. 

    I think they should glue moss, leaves and tree-bark on her, and just film. 

  4. Having spent a lot of time around dogs, and groups of dogs, but having no experience of Bernies, the thing that struck me here is the dogs’ apparently total lack of interest in one another. Every dog behaves as if it’s the only dog there. I mean, just for the sake of form, is no one even going to sniff a bumhole, chew an ear?

  5. Who’s a good boy?! Is it you? Or is it you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you, or you?

    1. I hope I’m not the only one who counted your “you’s” to make sure there were the correct amount before clicking the “Like” button.

      1. My first concern when watching this video was the idea that when you got home, how do you know they are all there, and if one is missing, which one.  The answer is clearly OCD

  6. How is that child not bedecked in shining golden armor sitting astride one of those beasts rallying the other 41 for a charge at the crazy cat-lady’s barn? Needs to happen.

  7. If two leashless lapdogs in a park can get a man tasered, this must qualify for a tactical nuclear strike!

    Snarkiness aside, though, I’ve always wanted to see an urban setting full of just dozens of dogs. Like a local plaza or park that has a resident kennel of dogs who get free reign and are highly trained to be gentle and friendly and do tricks and whatnot.

  8. Just shows how truly gentle St. Bernards are.   No pack rank working out visible.  

    I wonder how many brothers, sisters and cousins these are.

    Imagine feeding time. They must feed from a semi-trailer.

    1. Just shows how truly gentle St. Bernards are. No pack rank working out visible.

      Maybe we just haven’t seen the queen yet.

  9. A Husky, properly cared for, cost an average of $1000 a year to look after.

    Someone is rich or negligent.

    1. Follow the link from YouTube.  The owners breed this champion line… I’m sure each puppy sells for a couple grand.  

  10. My first thought was:

    “Dad! There’s an infinite number of St Bernards outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they’ve worked out”

    Then it occurred to me that perhaps 42 St Bernards romping happily in the woods is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything!

    1.  Would that make the soundtrack of canine heavy breathing an equivalent of cosmic background radiation?

    2. I’m not sure what the math works out to, but we should factor in that St. Bernards are infinitely more pleasant than monkeys. 

  11. Y’know how a bunch of fish is called a school of fish, and a bunch of crows is called a murder of crows, or a pod of dolpins?

    I nominate the term “gallumph of  Saint Bernards”.

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