Every time I see this image, I’m just a little bit disturbed by it. I know dogs pretty well, we occasionally go visit them at the humane society and take them for a walk, have three of them. Never once have I seen them balance their heads quite like this. There’s something missing here…like an inch of neck, maybe, or a bit of scruff that makes the entire thing hang together.
No, this is more like Rover having a nasty, tragic little accident, and then Dad balancing his head somewhere vaguely headward and saying “oh…he woke up like that.”
Seriously, I’ll tell you about the family gerbil’s unhappy ending sometime. It didn’t involve decapitation, but still an undignified end.
Of course, Rottweiler’s really don’t have necks, per se, they’re mostly ambulatory chest and huge paws. But there’s got to be something separating head from sternum…right?
By the way, this is a really good trick, if you can get your dog to do it. Of course, first the poor guy needs to lose both his hind legs, but still keep a deep passion for perfect, perfect posture, the sort of thing you can really only get through good breeding (or taxidermy).
After that, it’s just a matter of giving him or her a biscuit every time the dog balances its full weight on his tail. Dignity is important here, because obviously, if it starts wagging, it’s just a mess.
Stay! Staaaaayyyy… *thump* Oh well, better luck next time. Have a Snaussage, Lassie, you really earned this one.
Somewhat worrying picture frame from Goodwill on Airport, broken collie from Goodwill near 290 and I35, Austin