I got the skillz to PAY THE BILLZ, Baby

Honey, I got skills I don’t even KNOW ABOUT yet.



This is an Olympic moment, Natalie C…. 😉



  1. i’m first!

  2. hon glad says:

    How to pee up a tree with great difficulty.

  3. i’m first!

  4. Double you.

  5. i’m first!

  6. Huh. This actually seems to be a common piddling technique amongst toy-sized dogs.

  7. zeldapie says:

    *holds up a placard


  8. Um, the concern I would have is for the pee coming down and getting all over his fur.

    It just seems an unsanitary way to do one’s business, but I have to give this little guy props for his ingenuity 🙂

  9. Excellent handstand. Now let’s try downward-facing dog!

  10. Now I LOOOOVE pugs but I didn’t really anticipate being greeted with pug butt just now. What a silly head.

  11. Er… photoshopped? He’s missing his back foot!!

  12. Not shopped, he’s not missink any feets!

    I always wondered why some of those little guys do that??!!!!

  13. OMG, Nai, he’s missing his whole right-front leg, too!

  14. Nai, he’s not missing his back foot — it just blends in perfectly with the tree!

    I would be concerned about gravity taking effect and getting the pee in the dog’s FACE! But then, I guess that’s why he hold his face so far away from the rest of his body, huh?

  15. flamencamama says:

    Ehn!! If I could just get my pee a little higher….

  16. Barbara says:

    Dogs are such weirdos!

  17. I think his little foot is in under the bark of the tree.

  18. this post is advice for the nuffs in the cats n racks post!

  19. Whiskers — LOL. Wasn’t intentional, I assure you.

  20. Ju-Ju Bean says:

    I’m suspicsh about that back footsie!

  21. Common technique? Dogs are weirdos? Tell me some human trained him to do this, right? No dog would just up and do that on his own, right? Right???

  22. Catsquatch says:

    And here all this time I thought only bats peed while upside down…..

  23. He’s scent-marking the tree to establish his territory. Gotta keep the bears away some how.

  24. Wilhelmina says:

    Okay. Now I want to see what happens next – does he fall over? Slide right into the Yoga “bridge” pose? Hm?

  25. Cindylou says:

    Little dogs actually do this on their own. I think there are a couple of reasons why they might – one is that they’re trying to mark over a scent high enough up that it’s hard to reach; the other is that piddling as high as you can to mark your turf in the way that makes you look as big and bad as possible is just kind of a male dog thing. I think bigger dogs would do this if their bodies were built in a way that made it possible.

  26. marie_n says:

    he is totally about to give himself a golden shower.

    i guess he likes the taste of his own lemonade 😦

  27. marie_n says:

    and about the “wheeeee” —-

    gonads and strife. that’s all.

  28. Pug parkour???

    What will they think of next?

  29. Thanks, Cindylou. My mind is now officially boggled.

  30. Anne Boleyn says:

    cindylou said it best, BUT, it isn’t just males. My daughter’s diminutive girl dog does this on her own and indeed, she winds up peeing on the backs of her front legs sometimes. Being impressive to the big dogs is worth washing your paws and arms frequently. It’s fun to walk her and watch drivers skreech to a halt and watch in amazement.

  31. welcome to cute overload, here is a pug anus for you

  32. Candy — let’s just say there won’t be an extreme close-up of this one.

  33. This is hilarious! I had no idea this was somewhat common. I have to see this fer realz. Silly doggehs.

  34. ThreeCatNight says:

    “The Art to Watering a Tree” by Dr.I.P. McPuggleson

  35. ohh marie_n, you made my day.
    “gonads in the lightning!”

  36. I had a schnauzer who could walk on his front paws like that and – I’m 100% not joking here – poop on his own head. I think he was trying to pee so hard that he pooped. He did it 3 or 4 times in his life, always when there was snow on the ground.

  37. marie_n says:

    i’m probably the only person that’s watched that recently just for kicks.

    that and all your base.

    i was just trying to take it back to the olden days.

  38. Gosh, Cindylou just beat me to a long post! Thanks!!! The higher your pee pee line, the more you own the place.

    I have NEVER seen a dog do this though. I would probably crash my car if I saw it while driving!!

  39. I normally eschew the scatalogical, but I can’t help wondering how puggles makes #2 (and kind of glad to not know).

    I have never seen this. I have learned something. Thank you, C.O. Thank you.

  40. claudia says:

    I just did the biggest double take ever, cricked my neck even.

    What the heck????

    Weirdo position pup, lol!

  41. katerpie says:

    the first time i saw this little number from a poodle i laughed until i nearly wet myself. (standing right side up, of course.)

  42. I have witnessed this… A relative of mine had a boston terrier (female) who peed like this, standing on her front legs. No tree needed, she would just pee like that in general.

  43. Stephanie S. says:

    HAHA that dog is out of control!

  44. If you flip him 180 degrees, will he launch?

  45. it looks like he is doing a ca-razy duty wine!!

  46. leeleemarie says:

    Are you sure that isn’t just a pencil sharpener? I want one for my cube!

  47. Pussytoes says:

    I smell bung-holio.

  48. Woo, is it Friday already?

  49. @marie_n, what’s better- Gonads or Schoolbus? I’m gonna hafta say schoolbus.

  50. Cody-kun says:

    Leelee!!! That’s a pencil Sharpener I’d sooner not have…it must be a real tight-arse…

  51. yeepee, break-dance! yo! Give it up, to Puggy Gaggy the PUG!

  52. I LOF U, my dearestness! Please come down the tree and eat biscuit with moi, mmmmkay?

  53. Is it true that women lof pugs? Just a survey. I am in.

  54. There was a band named Ween, that had a song like this….very funny!

  55. Tee — yes, I was thinking of posting a link… but that’s *really* NSFW.

    Right up a rope, though.

  56. Jen in MN says:

    I’d much rather look at Cats’n’racks than a pug’s butthole while he pees!! Where’s all the nuffers with this one? Don’t you know CHILDREN visit this site??? (sarcasm, anyone?)

  57. my family’s girl dog does this. she is a decent sized dog, but will get up on her front legs to poop on top of the fire hyrdrant.

  58. Jen in MN says:

    I just got a visual of the dog pooping on the fire hydrant with that look on it’s face like, “What? Can I have a little privacy, please?” Too funny!

  59. Check out the real action:

  60. Why? Why??? WHYYY?!!???

  61. chanpon says:

    Cats’n’racks. Pups’n’pee.

  62. marie_n says:

    it’s just a picture of a pup-pee.


  63. TOCKS UP!

  64. Yitzysmommie says:

    No, srsly, that is REEEdonkulous!

  65. Ever hear the expresh, “Go piss up a rope?” Well . . .

  66. …go piss down a trunk?

  67. Anasztaizia says:

    …. w..t…f…

    It makes sense (thank you, Cindylou), but it’s still mind boggling!


  68. AuntieMame says:

    *I normally eschew the scatalogical, but I can’t help wondering how puggles makes #2 (and kind of glad to not know).



  69. Pandas do this too. There was an incredible documentary that hid cameras in fake bamboo, mirrored boxes, and rocks captured it. It seems the higher you mark, the better you are? Here is an article with pictures http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4043105.stm
    My little male dog doesn’t even know to lift his leg, he just squats 😦

  70. aaawe that is sooo funny all my friends think that it is hilarious

  71. Dreamspinner Cheryl says:


    I just snorted my brains out my nose laughing!! Little doggie has Short Dog Syndrome-has to prove he’s big and bad. Too bad he looks so silly doing it!

  72. Auntie Mame, they come from the same etymological root.

    Is this the first time the word “etylological” has been used on CO? 😕

  73. Way not to get one’s feet wet! LOL!

  74. Ok, this is just wrong!

  75. An anus is not cute.

  76. Michelle says:


    If you have a dog with an upright tail, do you make him wear pants? ahahahah!

    This is one of the cutest pics on CO this week!

  77. i babysit some pugs once in a while, and one of the girls does this all the time on walks — when she poops, too. really strange.

  78. redbone says:

    When the wind blows, I bet his butt whistles.

  79. My boy pug does the same thing.. only he likes to balance on one foot!

  80. Theresa says:

    My grandmother used to say,”I wouldn’t walk across the street to see him do a handstand and whistle out his @$$.”

  81. I used to have a hamster who did this. He had a Habitrail and part of it was attached to a wire cage. We had to put “Wizz Guards” in all of the corners of the wire cage because he was peeing on the wall.

    Maybe he was marking his territory for the cats? They really couldn’t have cared less about him!

  82. LOL! Silly puggle can’t decide whether to pee or play!!!

  83. hon glad says:

    When I were a lad at junior school we had an outside lavvy with a corrugated tin roof. The aim of our aim was to piss high enough to get it through the gap between wall and roof. A feet I acheived on a few occaisions.

  84. Oh, what a clown,
    This precious pup –
    His up side’s down;
    His down side’s up!

  85. Katrina says:

    Shaz- Whiz Guards- precious name, what a good mommy you are. What a mental image I have right now! Thanks! I’ll be giggling all day.

  86. The Other One Michelle says:

    Redbone, haaaaa haaaa!

  87. My hammy does the same thing!

  88. anomalous4 says:

    baffr00m. ur doin it rong.

    Maybe he’s practicing in case someone ever tells him to go pee up a rope.

    @ hon glad: Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  89. I think he’s taking my picture!

  90. darkshines says:

    Kudos to the person who just reminded me of the “gonads and strife” song. I haven’t heard that for years!

  91. ccpoodlemom says:

    Wow! And here I thought my doggie making Stonehenge poopies was cool. One could shoot ‘m to the moon with a set up like this! Where do we get one??

  92. Jenny Islander says:

    Ah, yes, Canine Short Person Syndrome. This guy does this every afternoon right after the German shepherd next door has his walkies. He doesn’t realize that the other dog is looking out of his apartment window and snickering.

    I wish I had gotten this on camera: I was walking out of Subway one day when I heard a muffled “yarf! yarf yarf!” coming from a nearby hatchback. In the back were two short-coated Chihuahuas, a female who looked rather perturbed and a male in a spiked collar who appeared to be trying to turn himself inside out with rage. Directly across the little parking lot was a pickup truck, in the back of which was a Dobermann Pinscher that was, if I’m lyin’ I’m dyin’, doing this:


    The Chihuahua just kept hurling threats and curses in his little Chihuahua voice behind the glass–“yarf! yarf yarf! yaaaaaagh-yarf!”–and the Dobie sort of looked around, wrinkling his brows with embarrassment and making Golden Retriever Eyes of Mommy, Anybody, Make it Stop. I did the decent thing and left before he noticed me.

  93. Jenny Islander – Thank you for that wonderful Wolfman Jack ref. (may he rest in peace) and for the wonderful scenario, I’m still giggling!

  94. My dog does this! He pees and walks on his front paws at the same time!

  95. Elizabeth says:

    My Me-Me’s pug, Tootie, used to pee standing on her front paws, with her back legs extended forward. Like Mary Lou Retton!

  96. josefina says:

    that is so weird!

    el mejor!


  97. my pug pees weird too.

  98. actually, he poos weird. he lifts his leg to pee…but then poos. weird

  99. This is great! There is a ‘pecking’ order with dogs, and HOW HIGH they mark a tree puts them in that order. They don’t have to be big, just aim the highest and they will have clout in the dog ‘hood’.
    Remember they go by scent and that scent tell who they are, and the height of that scent where they are in doggy’ respect’! It’s pretty cool actually. You’ll even see dogs get on their ‘tippy toes’ when marking. lol!