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Dog Days’ Creature Feature

Canine Candid Camera

We all think — make that know — that our dogs are the smartest, funniest, sassiest, most beautiful creatures in the world. To prove it, more and more of us are picking up video recorders to share our dearest with the planet.
    The Internet makes it easy to become an international celebrity. Sites like YouTube allow millions to watch Fluffy shred toilet paper or see Spot chase the squirrel up a tree.
    If you have a computer, you’ve surely received at least one email with an attachment titled Funniest dog ever sent to you by a friend who wants to share a chuckle.
    Since we at Bay Weekly believe that nothing outranks laughter — and this week’s featured creature is the dog — we’ve given you the best of both worlds in this short list of our favorite funny dog videos.
    If you’re reading Bay Weekly in newsprint, you’ll need to type the site address in your browser bar; if you’re reading on-line at bayweekly.com, just click on the link and have a good giggle.
    The first three are compilations of short clips showing dogs — and sometimes their owners — at their silliest:
    • http://bit.ly/2Ytqku
    • http://bit.ly/cW3Aox
    • http://bit.ly/13tKyi

    This dancing duo performs somewhere south of the border. Stay with it until the end. Ole!
    • http://bit.ly/8Y31OG

    Bad enough that Denver the Guilt Dog not only got his paws caught in the treat jar; worse, his shame has been seen by almost 11 million viewers:
    • http://bit.ly/eb2kc3

    These three videos of the homecomings of dog-loving soldiers stationed in far-away places will surely make you smile and perhaps get a little teary eyed:
    • http://bit.ly/2RXKko
    • http://bit.ly/aVxxw0
    • http://bit.ly/hLNBWB

    Mishka the talking dog has so much to say that she’s got her own series. 13 million fans regularly check YouTube for her latest words:
    • http://bit.ly/dTlb2N

    With video recorders everywhere, a dog can’t even dream in private. This sleeping was caught on tape and 4 million people watched a dream run amok:
    • http://bit.ly/9wVp15

    Poor Stains is learning not to eat cupcakes, with dramatic results:
    • http://bit.ly/wD0Gc

    Who can resist a puppy? Obviously not puppy owners with a video camera. With thousands of cute puppies on the Internet, these five caught our eye:
    • http://bit.ly/XIvs
    • http://bit.ly/1a9s4j
    • http://bit.ly/17M6aI
    • http://bit.ly/3P8ZVl
    • http://bit.ly/EuTIb

    You know you’ve got a winner of a dog — and a viral video — when it makes the network news. This video has been rated Number One on YouTube, with more than 50 million views to date, and has made the rounds on the morning network talk shows: http://bit.ly/kthFyz.