October 28, 2008

The other beagles are all: Hey, how did he do that?



(Via Bloggingheads.)

IN THE COMMENTS: Bissage says:
That sort of resourceful canine determination to escape is ordinarily associated with the French breed known as papillon.

53 comments:

David said...

Oh goody--another dog post.

peter hoh said...

Cute video. I guess the one who got out didn't want to share his freedom.

john said...

Ann,

Very cute, and we all appreciate the thought. However, is it too much to ask that we try to stay OT for at least one more week?

(BTW, much smarter than my dog.)

Trumpit said...

Damn, I was fixated to that clip. I got a good laugh out it, too. Never misunderestimate animals. That doggy showed real spunk.
Thanks Althouse for all that you say and do!

Marcia said...

John -- Ann's blog, so whatever she posts is, by definition, OT.

Darcy said...

Amazing dog!

Rich B said...

That could have ended very badly.

Chip Ahoy said...

Reminds me of my older brother as a teen, who I'd swear was part simian. He taught me to crab a crevice at Red Rocks and scale it to perilous heights without gloves, rope or piton where failure meant certain death. Now he's a giant cow.

When that puppy was deciding, I kept thinking, "Oh, your poor little puppy bones." I was impressed how it pushed off at the last moment to thrust forward upon landing.

zeek said...

Yeah, but, is it OK? We don't see it after it jumps/falls. What about broken doggy legs?

integrity said...

Such great footage. Sullivan posted it last week, I think he has one of those. Dogs are smart.

But the Miniature Schnauzer is the smartest of them all!

Original George said...

Send that dog to Congress!

Susan said...

I'll bet the reason this was captured on film was because this wasn't his first time and his owners were thinking "How in the heck is he getting out?"

Trooper York said...

My firefox isn't working. Is this an Andrew Sullivan beagle sex tape?

Pundit Joe said...

Smart little pup! :)

We had a tiny dog in our neighborhood that could climb fences in a similar fashion. It was a mean little cuss that went wherever it wanted. lol

Palladian said...

"Such great footage. Sullivan posted it last week, I think he has one of those. Dogs are smart."

For Sullivan's captive beagle, there is no escape :(

john said...

Maybe one of Excitable Andy's dogs ... escaping.

Marcia - just a joke about breaking the election tension. Many nervous commenters of late (incl YT).

Marcia said...

Gotcha, John. I misunderstood because I've seen so many commenters bitch about bloggers' choice of topics.

Palladian said...

My mother's Boston Terrier puppy quickly learned to escape.

MadisonMan said...

What does bissage say?

ricpic said...

How did the dog figure out, or sense, I don't know which term applies, that he could climb by triangulating the corner where the two mesh walls meet, positioning himself like a hypotenus so that he could work his front legs up one right side of the triangle mesh wall and his back legs up the other right side of the triangle mesh wall?

Or was it just a happy accident?

SteveR said...

I saw footage of a guy doing something similar to get into Invesco Field in August. At least we can be reasonably sure the dog was after something worthwhile like sex or food.

American Liberal Elite said...

Beagles rule!

blake said...

...or FREEDOM!

SteveR said...

Freedom is worthwhile, that's not what that guy in Denver was after either.

Susan said...

Five things I learned about dogs last Saturday night:

1. It’s surprisingly easy to forget that grapes are toxic to dogs until 2 seconds after yours has eaten the last bite of the leftover chicken salad Veronique you shouldn’t have given her.

2. According to various sites on the internet and the doctor answering the phone at the emergency veterinary clinic, hydrogen peroxide is the accepted method of inducing vomiting in dogs.

3. It’s easy to get the first teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide down a dog’s throat. The next few teaspoons, not so much.

4. About 20 minutes after swallowing a 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, a dog will expel all its previously eaten dinner along with an amazingly sticky mass of foaming goo.

5. Dogs are very quick to forgive.

john said...

Ricpic -

They didn't name him Pythagoras for no reason.

AllenS said...

Hopefully, nobody in prison will see this.

Bissage said...

That sort of resourceful canine determination to escape is ordinarily associated with the French breed known as papillon.

Bissage said...

MadisonMan said . . . What does [B]issage say?

Bissage says every dog has his day!

Trooper York said...

Thank God we finally heard from Bissage!

AND WHEN IS GARAGE MAHAL GONNA HAVE HIS DAY!!!

HUH!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANSWER ME THAT TOUGH GUY!!!!!!!!!!

IF GARAGE DOESN'T GET A TAG, THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON!!!!!!!!

Ann Althouse said...

The big question is: What does Bissage think about the Steven Calabresi op-ed?

JAL said...

It's clear from the two pieces of wood whapped up at the top of the door that this pup has done this before. Hence the camera set up also.

He must have bumped the roof sometime in the past and perhaps have gotten out that way before... The brick wasn't enough.

Wonder how many tries it took him to realize he could move the roof?

Tibore said...

And in a fit of spite, the owner next electrified the fence, mad that his beagle was more clever than he was.


Bzztzzztzztzap!

JAL said...

And John apparently didn't read the request at the top of the comments.

There's one in every crowd. (Him --and me.)

Jen Bradford said...

Hey Susan - glad it all ended well!
Here is a remedy I learned in case of cooked chicken bones or other sharp objects. (My neighborhood is littered with them. Up the street from me I thought the big sign from the health dept banning human habitation was part of their Halloween decor. No.)

Soak a few cotton balls in broth or something yummy for her to eat. Supposedly they will wrap around the splinter and protect her belly, etc.

For some substances, you absolutely do not want them to vomit and risk inhaling any of it, so best to check.

sorry to be off-off topic. I love the way one of the beagles lifts his paw as if to point as the fugitive runs off.

Trooper York said...

You do know that Bissage has a flicker archive of over 10,000 photo's of actors with their shirts unbuttoned. And not one of an actress.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

bleeper said...

Hey - trumpit posted - he used the word "misunderestimate". And he thinks Bush is stupid.

Now back in the basement with you before your mother finds out you have been using her computer again.

And stop trying to use big boy words - you just aren't capable.

Larry said...

From the patches above the door, and the camera monitoring I'm convinced doggie has done this many times before.

And I'm sure he landed under control and is OK.

It is intersting to note the "share the wealth" posture of the dog with the paw in the wire after departure.

I have heard that shepards are notorious for climbing chain-link fenses. Maybe Standard Poodles as well.

ricpic said...

Papillon is one of the few films that has stuck with me. Especially the last scene where the Steve McQueen character, still unbeaten, takes that flying leap off the cliff to ride the surf to freedom. The Dustin Hoffman character, beaten, can't muster up the courage to make that leap. Unfortunately I identify with the Dustin Hoffman character.

Trooper York said...

Does that mean you hide your money up your butt?

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

john said...

JAL said - And John apparently didn't read the request at the top of the comments.

Would you care to weigh in again on our blogress's missive of staying on topic?

At least no one has mentioned Sarah Palin in the comments yet. Oh shit.

john said...

Ricpic, I think there was a beagle in that movie. Or at least some dog.

Trooper York said...

That's not cool man. Ratna Assan was very cool in a National Geographic kinda way in the little village.

ricpic said...

Speaking of hiding your money up your butt. Troop, did you catch the story in the Post about the knockdown dragout fight Sean Connery is having with his downstairs neighbor? Okay, it has nothing to do with hiding money up your butt but (get that? butt but) think of it, Sean Connery! Mister Perfect, and here he is involved in a noise war with a neighbor. It just proves the grass is never greener...

Trooper York said...

Yeah, I think that has been in the papers before. It is his son's apartment and good old Sean gets into it with the old lady now and again. Very politically incorrect.

Trooper York said...

By that I mean Sean says it's a good thing to smack the wife around now and then. He got in a lot of beefs about those statements and it has something to do with the people harassing him.

zeek said...

Never underestimate the awesome drawing power of Snausages.

dualdiagnosis said...

Reminds me of Palin.

jdeeripper said...

Cool. That beagle really outfoxed the owner.

They should breed that dog with other clever dogs and create a race of Atomic Super Beagles THAT WILL CONQUER THE WORLD!

Larry said...

Amazing how puerile some people here are.

LoafingOaf said...

Althouse has been trying to get links from Andrew Sullivan for years. If beagle posts don't work, she should give it up.

Dennis said...

I hope Sullivan's beagles are paying attention. Those poor boys are probably going to need an exit strategy at some point.

TMink said...

An amazing breed, beagles are wonderful dogs. But they are completely led by their nose and are a slave to it.

I wanted the video to go on to see if he liberated his comrades.

Trey