How a Dog Drinks Water.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 20, 2009
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dog water

Okay, so maybe a video of how a dog drinks water doesn’t have much to do with “living a good life that also happens to be good for others, and our planet,” elephantjournaldotcom’s avowed mission.

But hey—this is one of those fun, interesting videos that answers one of those questions who didn’t know you had…one of those childlike questions about how the world works.

And if that ain’t Beginner’s Mind, heck.



“We all know dogs love lapping up water with their long floppy tongues, now you can see just what the hell’s going on, it looks like they arc their tongue backwards creating a sort of hood, which they fill with water and then scoop into their mouths.”



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “How a Dog Drinks Water.”

  1. Dale says:

    uh oh I just watched it 7 times ~ it is just THAT kind of a day love the soundtrack thanks Way

  2. Sara says:

    I think my dog gets more water around the bowl than in her mouth. Now I get it. Fascinating.