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Dog freaks out when confronted by ice in her water bowl

What is ice water? This dog can't quite figure it out.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jun 23, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 12:36 pm CDT

This video perfectly illustrates the difference between domesticated dogs and their more intimidating wolf ancestors. Wild animals plus centuries of genetic selection equals an adorable doggie pal who is totally freaked out by the idea of ice water.

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Yes, ice water. This dog simply cannot handle the introduction of ice into her water bowl.

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What’s going on? Is the ice going to attack? Will it still be cold two seconds after the last time you licked it and freaked out? Watch this dog struggle with these difficult questions.

Spoiler alert: ice is cold.

Photo via Pink Sherbet Photography/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 23, 2015, 8:13 am CDT