This Doberman totally missed the point of a playground slide

playground slide

But she knows the shortest distance between two points.

Our inclination to see human qualities in pets leads to pretty strange behaviors: We dress them in awful clothes, feed them scraps of gourmet meals, and sometimes, we encourage them to try out a playground slide.

But hey, what do you know, this Doberman Pinscher seems to like it! Will the dog queued up behind him show the same intuitive grasp of the ride? Don’t bet on it.  

On the plus side, that’s the best Superman impression we’ve ever seen.

Photo by Ian D. Keating/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'