One of my favorite things about dogs is their total lack of embarrassment. While we humans are constantly obsessed with how others perceive us — Does my hair look crazy today? Was that conversation I just had really awkward? I think it was awkward. Oh my God, I just waved at that person like an idiot. Has my skirt been caught in the back of my underwear this whole time?? — dogs are just living their lives, chasing squirrels and peeing on lamp posts, totally not caring that much of the time, their human counterparts are finding them hilarious. Which is why I am thoroughly enjoying this video of dogs looking completely ridiculous.
This video compiles a bunch of scenes of dogs running into things, falling off of things, getting stuck, and generally looking really, really silly. Obviously, dogs crashing into things is not funny when an animal actually gets hurt, but the dogs in this video seem to recover just fine from their various falls and collisions, so I think we can laugh to our hearts’ content. We can all learn a little something from these dog fails: When you do something really embarrassing, stand up, dust yourself off, and go back to chasing that ball (or, you know, whatever other activity makes you happy).
Here are a few of my favorites:
This one fails at football
This one fails at reaching
one fails at dog doors
one fails at running
one fails at slides
one WINS at amazing facial expressions
one is completely IDGAF
the whole thing!
Images: Holly Victoria Norval/Flickr; YouTube (7)