YouTube and the Ticklish Dog

barks between beagles,“What’s wrong? Are you choking?”

“No, silly. I’m laughing.”

“Dogs don’t laugh. We don’t laugh.”

“Oh, I laugh. And I am adorable when I do.”

“Is that so? What makes you laugh?”

“When someone tickles me. I’m ticklish!”

“Dogs do not laugh. Dogs are not ticklish. I know what you’re doing.”

“Okay, Miss Smarty Pants. What am I doing?”

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“You’re still trying to make one of those viral videos. You saw one on Facebook and thought, ‘Hey, I can do that.’”

“Maybe I did. So what? You know Rocky from daycare?”

“I love me some Rocky.”

“Yeah, me too. He’s kinda got that gravely bark.”

“I wish he’d bark at me.”

“I saw him sniffing where you marked your territory the other day.”

“Really?! Sniff-sniffing or just plain sniffing?”

“I couldn’t tell. Anyway, Rocky told me that he let his owner film him with a dog treat on his nose and it got 32,000 hits on YouTube.”

“You’re kidding. Why for Heaven’s sake? That’s the oldest trick in the book.”

“You know people. It doesn’t take much to amuse them.”

“Yeah, and they laugh at us for chasing a stick.”

“Why are you drinking all the water?”

“When we get to daycare, I want to be able to mark my territory real good. And you keep an eye on Rocky, just in case he comes around again.”

“You have a one-track mind.”

“Maybe so. But at least I’m not pretending to get tickled just so I can be a YouTube sensation.”

“Well, at least I’m not seeing how much I can drink just to impress another dog.”

“You know what?”


“We’re no better than people.”

“Not one bit. Hold the camera.”

“Okay. Start laughing…”

About Ginger & MaryAnn

Ginger and MaryAnn are two sister-beagles of a certain age who blog each Tuesday about their life. Mostly, they eat, sleep and blog. Occasionally, they're tormented by MacGyver, a good-for-nothing alley cat. They're dogs, after all, so their attention spans are...

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