Waterworld – Dachshund Edition

badtothebonememoir-divingdogSorry for the lack of posts recently but I was at ‘camp’ this past week while my parents went on vacation.

While they spent the week at the beach taking in the sun, the water and gobs of fatty food I was relegated to camp activities where I did my best to steer clear of getting a doggie shiv to the intestines from Bruiser the Pit Bull. For what it’s worth, once I gave him my Milkbone money, the threat was notably reduced.

It still puzzles me why I’m not invited along to their annual pilgrimage to the coast. Last year my brother Logan (RIP my friend) went and this year my sister Patience was along for the ride. Is it that you need to be a damaged pup to get special one on one time? If that’s the case, I’ve had seventeen years of damage.

Of course it was caused by the same lunatics I hope to vacation with, but that’s beside the point.

Maybe it’s because I’m not a big fan of water, but hey, I’m willing to learn. I figure if a dachshund can do it, so can I. Check out today’s story to see why I reference the breed better known as ‘hot dogs’.

A dachshund named Boniface, from Russia’s Far East, has become the first canine professional diver.

Boniface’s owner, Sergey Gorbunov, is a diver himself. He said Boniface was always very nervous when watching his owner plunging. That is why Sergey had the idea of submerging the pet in his favorite pastime.

Boniface has a custom made striped wetsuit, resembling the outfit of a famous cartoon character, the lion of the same name. The only difference in Boniface’s outfit is that his mask has a special inlet for the supply of sausage.

Having taken a special course in the swimming pool, the scuba dog has taken his first professional dive at the depth of 2 meters. However, his owner is sure Boniface is in for even greater professional achievements.

On second thought, maybe camp isn’t so bad after all.

Here’s some video goodness of Boniface in action.


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