Good Times™

Sproinging doorstop + English Sproinger Spaniel =

Many thanks to Bootcuts Queen Cristal B.



  1. OMG.

  2. oaklandcat says:

    Thank you, CO. That’s the first time I’ve laughed all day.

  3. Mary (the first) says:

    Yep, that was LOL funny, at the end especially. Very cute, for sure!

  4. Some dogs could just learn some self-respect!

  5. You dare sproing at me? I’ll show you sproinging! I’ll sproing right back at you! 😛

  6. Jenn in IL says:

    Bend it like Beckham!

  7. Pretty sure that’s a Brittany, not English Springer, but I suppose Springer makes a better joke…


  9. I ❤ play bows. That is all

  10. I love puppy ADD – sproing, sproing, sprouing, OOH wires! Let me chew!

  11. “This chomping of wires and romping off in direction of camera, brought to you by Short Attention Span Theater.”


  13. Maureen from Canada says:

    My cat loved to play with the doorstop – however it was usually around 2:30 in the morning!!!

  14. Ahem… *Brittany* spaniel


  15. SlaveToCat says:

    Um….. why and how did someone put pink lipstick on the puppies backside?
    Hopefully it wasn’t an ask kisser. ;P

  16. SlaveToCat says:

    Posh Spice Puppy

  17. I also like at the end when there’s a sudden diversion to the phone wires.

    Our kitty Schwitters used to ever so gently Boing the door stop when he was behind a closed door. He JUST BARELY pawed it enough to make it sproing. Very polite.

  18. SaraBeth Williams says:

    Does anyone know why the videos don’t show up on an iPad?

  19. I love the whole thing but especially at the endnwhen he bounds after the camera man.

  20. My Brittany Boomer thinks that is one handsome puppers!

  21. iPads don’t have Flash–?

  22. Actually, Brits are no longer classified as spaniels. But they’re still awfully sweet doggies.

  23. SaraBeth Williams says:

    But I thought they were mostly YouTube videos.

  24. Where is the door that that door stop stops?

  25. The default iPad browser can’t play Flash content, like the videos.

    You should look into buying the Photon browser from the app store. It has a mode you can switch to for using Flash. 🙂 Now my primary browser on the iPad.

  26. Thats a Brittany spaniel….I can tell cuz they are WAY cuter

  27. Was just about to say that Brittany spaniel is not the same as English Spr(o)inger Spaniel. And just when I was so happy to see a Springer vid on CO 😦

  28. That is so sweet and funny. LOL. 😀

  29. Same here. English Springers, please!

  30. Holy Muppet dance moves, Batman! 🙂

  31. I just watched it on my iPad…

  32. Hmm, what’s this? *sproing* OMG sproing sproing sproing, hey what’s that, WIRES, nom nom nom oh wait there’s a guy over there, LET’S GO SEE HIM.

    Oh, puppies 😀

  33. was gonna say how cute this bounding and buttwiggling puppers is, but y’all already covered it for me. oh well, I’ll just keep watching this little cutie 🙂

  34. starlinguk says:

    Still something to do with Flash. I can’t see them on my non-Flash phone either.

  35. Or ambivalent in that way that cats sometimes get. Have you ever seen a cat just gently pat something tentatively? Like they aren’t sure they want to touch it but SOMETHING just COMPELS them? 😆

  36. YouTube vids ARE Flash.

  37. Click through to the YouTube app and you’ll be able to see it.

  38. I lol’d.

  39. I LOVE that. It’s one of my favorite things about cats.

  40. I know it’s terribly compulsive of me, but I couldn’t stop wondering that either!!

  41. Me too.

  42. while watching that i realized what i’d do if i won a quarter-billion dollars in the lottery:

    get a job as a puppy play-tester

  43. Now I cannot get Queen’s theme to Flash Gordon out of my head… ❤

  44. They are absolutely the sweetest! I had one… miss her very much.

  45. My friend’s dog has trained his people to come and open the door for him to go outside when he does that. It’s like a reverse doorbell.

  46. kibblenibble says:

    What made me squee was the ferocious growlings and the adorabuhl leetle tock area. 😳

  47. lolol I wish they’d had Short Attention Span Theater when I was growing up. I would have been The Star. 🙂

  48. SaraBeth Williams says:

    Today I was able to watch it here on this page. Who knows what’s going on. But it was cute.

  49. That was my thought too. Maybe they put it there just to taunt the puppy. lol.

  50. Fird Birfle says:

    aaaaaaand la Therese WINS tha Internet for today!!!!

  51. Fird Birfle says:

    and btw, YAY Brittany (and also Springer) Spaniels!!!


  52. Maybe they just mounted a random doorstop there for the dog’s edification and amusement.

  53. You mean the sideways extended paw tap? Yes, I love that. I also like the lifted paw, downward jab at something extremely suspect and possibly dangerous. (Though not as much because I don’t like them to be worried about anything – I have a hard time getting through the day because of concerns like that. :-} )

  54. My first thought was, “Um…..where’s the door?” Very effective doggie toy.

  55. Too cute to deal with. What an adorabuhl bebebe!

  56. Anne O'Brien says:

    This is a Welsh, not an English, springer spaniel. So cute!

  57. Years ago, we had a Cocker Spanial that would do that to a door stop, but it was to let us know that he needed to go outside to use the bathroom.

  58. I was surprised to see it took this long for someone to mention the TOCKS!

  59. My dad had a brit when he was young. He’s not really an animal person, so I was surprised to hear him speak of her with so much affection. She must’ve been one very special dog.

  60. I used to this too as a kid/child/callow. 😉

  61. I can usually see the video on my iPad if I go to the comments page for it and play the video there. If I try to play it from the front page on my iPad, I get sound but no picture. (So something is working?!?)

    I used to be able to play the videos from the main page on my iPad, so I don’t know what changed. Maybe when I updated the OS?

  62. Lol, so funny. Who needs to buy dog toys eh?? 😀

  63. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Skip:

    How much wood, would a wood chuck chuck,
    if a wood chuck could chuck wood??? 😉

  64. Fird Birfle says:

    THEY ARE phenomenal.

    Ours was Skipper. Only time I ever saw my dad (30 year Navy, captain)
    cry, when Skipper’s life got to be mostly struggles rather than enjoyable, so we ended up deciding to let him go.

  65. I’m so glad someone asked about the missing door that the doorstop should be stopping. 🙂 Cute video, for sure, but I kept looking for the door!