No matter what a puppy does, they always seem to find a way to make it cute.
And when one Bernese mountain puppy interacts with a lemon for the first time in his young life, the cuteness is abundant.
Cavanaugh is hanging out in the kitchen when his owner tosses half of a lemon onto the floor.
Being a puppy, little Cav decides to investigate.
He walks up slowly, ears flopping over his eyes, and gives the strange yellow thing a lick.
But what he tastes is something that he has never tasted before.
It causes him to sit back on his haunches and stare at the unusual fruit while his senses run through this new sour experience.
After a moment of contemplation, Cav lets out a little puppy grunt and goes in for another taste.
He licks it again and runs his tongue back and forth over his lips as he tries to understand what his taste buds are telling him.
As if hoping for an answer, he looks up at his owner and stares into the camera for a moment.
His owner asks him, “Is it good?”
And in response, little Cav lets out another puppy grunt and jumps to his feet.
He begins pouncing and pawing at the lemon while clamping his tiny mouth open and shut.
He continues on with this tirade of sour-infused energy, jumping, pouncing, pawing, and crouching at the lemon.
It’s as if that little taste of sour lemon has sent his brain into hyperdrive.
He doesn’t seem to be sure if he likes the taste or not, but one thing is for sure, he can’t sit still.
After about thirty seconds of this frenzy, young Cav puts his head down by the lemon once again and decides to give it one last try.
He goes in for a lick and then pulls away, staring down at the lemon.
But this time, instead of pulling away and jumping around, his head remains where it is and he gives it another lick.
Right before the video ends, we can see Cav licking the lemon over and over again, clearly deciding in his little puppy brain that yes, sour is good.
Bernese mountain dogs may be the most beautiful and expressive dog species out there.
My girlfriend has one and he really is a great dog.
If you are looking into getting one, however, there are a few things to know.
Because of years and years of inbreeding and due to the size of these massive hounds, they tend to live shorter lives and have issues with their joints.
My girlfriend’s dog is not even 4-years-old yet but is going to be getting a hip replacement in just a few months.
This isn’t uncommon for Berners, as Canine Journal tells us, “Large breeds often have CHD, which causes the head of the femur bone to meet with the hip socket incorrectly. This condition eventually leads to canine arthritis in the affected joint, but symptoms may not present for years. CHD is hereditary in Bernese Mountain Dogs.”
They are expensive dogs, eating lots of food and needing above average medical care and vet visits.
But besides that, that are great companions and will be a loyal friend for as long as they live.
So if you plan to get one, make sure you’re ready for the responsibility and be sure to grab a bag of lemons as well.
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