When we think of nature documentaries, we tend to think of the calming voices of the likes of David Attenborough. Or even Morgan Freeman sometimes. What would one of those National Geographic or Discovery specials be without their soothing tones that tell us how this snake is going to eat this rodent? Or without the dramatic music? Well, one YouTuber applied this style to his own “nature document”. Only in this case, it’s just his two dogs doing normal dog things.
The video we found about the people at Laughing Squid is from Scottish sports caster Andrew Cotter. And the dogs in question are his two adorable pooches, Mabel and Olive. The dog couple just do the same silly old things that all dogs do, but it can all sound very majestic if you apply your vocal narration correctly. You can watch the whole funny video right here.
“The attack has to be quick and really better when it matters,” says Cotter. “Your last chance is to confuse the prey with a few twists, a shake, and a little pointless jumping, but nothing in the end.” Every dog owner knows that dogs “attack” other dogs for no apparent reason and then move on to something else seconds later. As Dug from the movie Up! reminds us: “Squirrel!” is a real thing with doggos.
Andrew Cotter’s “nature documentary” dogs, Olive and Mabel.
Andrew Cotter has several other hilarious videos with Olive and Mabel on his YouTube channel. Mostly where he’s just having casual conversations with them while they look very confused. Perhaps the best is where he recorded her “lockdown life” last year. He scolds Olive for not using the time inside to learn a new language. For example, did she know that there are fifty different ways in which cats can say, “I’m better than you?” And here every cat owner reminds us that they are aware of this nuance in cat language.
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