Tucked neatly within the dog days of summer is National Dog Day, 24-hours set aside for recognizing those pooches in need of rescue, and ensuring the health and comfort of those we’ve invited into our homes.
In honor of today’s status as National Dog Day, and arguably, one of the first ‘dog days’ of the season, we wanted to share the videos below showing how some of our favorite dogs have beat the heat by mastering that all important invention – the fridge water dispenser.
While each video below is an exercise in adorability, our goal is not to bring attention away from the very real risk of dehydration during this time of year. After you’ve spent a few minutes giggling at the videos below, please do a quick check to ensure your dog’s water bowl is full, (preferably, with properly filtered water) and that it remains full all season long. After all – your dog may not have mastered your fridge water dispenser yet!
1. Big Puppy With A Big Thirst
This video describes the dog as a St. Bernard ‘puppy,’ though amazingly, he reaches the fridge water dispenser without so much as a boost. This thirsty puppy rarely comes up for air in the entire video.
2. Mastiffs First, Humans Second
Not only does this massive mastiff take his time drinking from the dispenser, a trick the owner’s son taught him, he also has no problem shoving his way past his former teacher when it’s time for a drink!
3. The Perfect Crime
In this brief video, a puppy’s owner catches him in the act and films him from several feet behind. If only this dog would look behind him, rather than to the right, when checking to see if the coast is clear…
4. When Your Snout Doesn’t Work, Try Your Paws
This dog gets bonus points for going one step above, using both his snout to push in the fridge dispenser to get water, but only after giving it a careful tap with his paws.
So just what does it look like when a dog drinks water, in super slo mo?
Check out this amazing video from Discovery below:
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