Animals

German shepherd convinces himself he’s a bird and frolics on top of birdbath

July 8th, 2020

I Believe I Can Fly?

In the zany world of animals, nothing seems to be surprising given the wild nature of these majestic beings. Unless of course you’re a german shepherd pretending to be a bird. That was the case for Kai, a german shepherd who in spirit might turn out to be a lovable canary bird. In the hot summers, Kai would play in the birdbath his parents would set up in the yard. He would take his drinks and cool down on a hot summer day and frolic around the yard.

German Shepherds are one of a kind breeds. Bred to be loyal and smart, they demonstrate superb qualities that remind you just how majestic dogs can really be. Kai is no exception. This 6-month old pup seems to be a very observant companion especially of the birdbath that was located in his backyard. One day, he finally gathered the courage and bravado to perform a feat his human mom would never forget.

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Ashley Shell Source: Ashley Shell

Ashley Shell, Kai’s mom, said, “We had a pool in the backyard, but he would always go to the birdbath to get a drink because it was closer,” That was his go-to spot for the occasional water break, but as he started noticing the birds take sips from the birdbath, a brilliant idea seemed to overtake his creative mind. Kai began realizing that if the birds could do it, so could he. Did I say brilliant or what?

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Ashley Shell Source: Ashley Shell

One Size Fits All

Kai took note of the structure and given his athletic capabilities as a german shepherd, he was able to stand balanced on the birdbath with ease. Ashley began filming what seemed to be an evolutionary step of a dog morphing into a bird. She noticed Kai’s love for the birdbath as he jumped up and began sipping like he just traversed the Sahara Desert. Ashley quickly began filming the entire interaction to capture the eccentric moment.

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Ashley Shell Source: Ashley Shell

“I started recording him because he started jumping into it to get a drink and I was impressed by the balance,” Ashley said. She mentioned that the video was “the first time he actually jumped and lay down on it.”

The video captured Kai bathing and drinking on the birdbath for almost 10 minutes. That’s right. 10. Minutes. If you don’t believe the words you are reading, then make sure to watch the video showing the insanely adorable behavior.

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Ashley Shell Source: Ashley Shell

Cannonball!

On top of that, the 6-month old pup can also be seen enjoying a relaxing bath in Ashley’s small inflatable pool along with some ducklings. Crazy or not, this is just too cute beyond words. Not only is Kai an astute young pup, but he is very kind and friendly amongst his animal peers. His nose hovers over the ducklings like a loving caretaker and assumes a very docile position in the floaty.

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Ashley Shell Source: Ashley Shell

“He’s very intelligent, always figuring stuff out,” Ashley stated. “But he also has a silly side and loves to play.”

Unfortunately, all good things inevitably come to an end. It seems Kai has outgrown the small birdbath and cannot seem to be able to bathe or take any more drinks. We feel you, buddy. Getting old is never easy. On the Brightside, he still heavily enjoys playing in the yard and cooling down with a swim in the pool whenever the occasion arises.

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Source: Ashley Shell, ABCNEWS4, TheDodo

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