VIDEO: Let Chloe the Rolling Pooch Put a Smile On Your Face
November 23, 2020
Dogs are strange and wonderful critters, capable of acting so like humans sometimes that it can be uncanny. Like humans, they have a sense of play, and like humans that must mean that, on some level, they possess the concept of fun.
Sure, other animals play. Moose and elk will splash around in ponds, bears will wrestle each other as cubs, and mountain lions might bat around some prey before they finish it off. But a lot of those behaviors also serve a more pragmatic purpose, in that they double as training for important skills they will need to survive in the wild.
But Chloe here likes to roll down a hill. It has no behavioral analog in the wilderness, no value as a tool of survival. It's just sheer fun for fun's sake.
Chloe and her human housemates live in Waterloo, Canada. Her owner has this to say: "Chloe is out for her daily walk. She loves to roll and roll-around on her back, wiggling like a worm at the end. No better fun around and a back scratch at the same time. She amazed us by doing eight rolling tumbles in a row, and we have the video to prove it. She loves winter. It sure made us laugh!"
Here's hoping Chloe puts a smile on your face, as it did ours.