Police Dog Goes Viral After Walking Two Tightropes While Blindfolded
A dog in Moldova has put your peeling a banana with your feet party trick to shame, walking two tightropes while blindfolded.
The video of Lachi - who works for the border force (unpaid) in the capital city of Chisinau - showing off his incredible balance and coordination has been watched more than 33 million times.
In it, the Malinois (that's the breed) can be seen standing on all fours on two suspended tightropes, with his left legs on the left rope and his right legs on the right rope.
With a chain in his mouth and a blindfold obscuring his vision, he then steadily shuffles forwards as the ropes wobble and shake his body about.
His limbs splayed out like a bat, he manages to shimmy his way down to the end, and just when you hope he is going to get down and receive a big cuddle, he chucks a 180, transferring his legs to the opposite ropes.
He then makes the taxing journey back down to the other end, nearly falling off right at the end, before stabilising himself and completing the incredible feat; unfortunately though, the video ends before we get to see him receive the reward he surely deserved.
It's tough to know how to feel about the video. On the one hand, it is undoubtedly very impressive, but equally, it seems a bit unnecessary - in what scenario exactly is this border force dog expected to deploy his ridiculous blindfolded tightrope walking skills?
I suppose it all boils down to whether or not the doggo enjoys it, which is hard to determine from the video alone. Judging by the other pictures of Lachi though he seems very happy indeed with his status as a Moldovan celebrity dog.
Indeed, local reports suggest he has taken part in shows in the Moldovan National Theatre and he is apparently particularly partial to a bit of Shakespeare... OK that's a lie, he presumably sticks to his obstacle course based repertoire.
But if you like your doggos less theatrical and more heroic, then allow me to point you in the direction of a Jack Russell called Macho.
The little scamp discovered a newborn baby that had been dumped in a bush in St Petersburg, Russia, with doctors claiming the baby was just 'minutes away from death'.
Further proof folks that dogs definitely are the best.
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