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This is what happens when you attach a laser pointer to your dog

Much more fun (and a lot less work) than fetch.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 12, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:08 am CDT

Want hours of fun with your dog that requires no effort whatsoever? Try this—attaching a laser pointer to Fido’s collar. Much more fun (and a lot less work) than fetch.

When we think of domesticated creatures that are fun to torment with laser pointers, we naturally gravitate toward cats. After all, cats’ trademark territoriality stakes, laziness, and cunning ways are all immediately discarded once that pesky red dot comes around again, providing hours of fun and yet again eluding capture.

Now, a YouTube video from 2009 showing what happens when this same practice is applied to a dog is making the rounds on Reddit.

User Shane Stott attached a laser pointer to his dog’s collar, which is equally cruel and hilarious. While the predictable chase that will never end (unless the batteries run out) ensues, it is nevertheless tickling to watch it all unfold. 

With the two main species of domesticated animals now covered, what will we move onto next with laser pointer torment? Hamsters? Parakeets? Fish?

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*First Published: Dec 12, 2014, 3:14 pm CST