Syd the dog gets jittery when he sees spinning barbells

Why is Syd so angry with barbell weights? We may never know.

Feb 29, 2020, 7:07 pm*

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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Syd the dog is worryingly obsessed with barbells.

Whenever his owner spins the weights on a barbell, Syd basically goes bananas. He gives every impression of wanting to fight an inanimate object, despite the fact that those barbells do exactly the same thing every time: spin harmlessly in the air.

Syd, you are dumb, but you’re adorable, so we’ll let you off the hook.


Never take this dog to a gym.

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*First Published: Sep 24, 2015, 9:23 am