Not Terribly Motivated, Are We, Bran?

If U want Bran The Puppeh to go for a walk, you’re gonna do it on HIS terms.

Sometimes Bran likes to hang out with friends.

Oh, NOW you’re ready for a walk.

From David U.



  1. 260Oakley says:

    That’s odd. I thought Bran was supposed to get you moving. I guess he is just being a flake today.

  2. gerdiemonster says:

    Hodor! You’re supposed to CARRY Bran 🙂

  3. HA! To the both y’uns.

  4. Rescue Gal says:

    Seriously, he is dragging the dog by the neck and he calls it adorable. No, C.O.- NO!

  5. benvolio says:

    The puppeh does not look like he’s uncomfortable or in pain–in fact quite the opposite!

  6. 260Oakley says:

    @Rescue Gal: if you check out the second pic, you can see that the pup is wearing a harness. The leash is attached to that, not the pup’s collar. This is not abuse, unless you consider an adorable puppeh working his cuteness to get exactly what he wants an abuse of power.

  7. He doesn’t seem to be in pain. I think it’s because they’re pulling Bran forward, so the pressure is on the back of his neck rather than crushing his windpipe.

  8. doomchild says:

    I too wondered if Bran is in pain or otherwise scared of going out. His stretching and leash-biting could be signs of agitation, but on the other hand he looks relaxed and gets up without problems in the end. His ears and tail don’t look like he’s uncomfortable, and the dragging speed is slow, so he could get easily up at any moment. That pupster is just too darn smart to move a muscle until he knows its useful 😀

  9. Blue Footed Booby says:

    He’s obviously not in distress; he’s just being a butt (or maybe he doesn’t like his harness).

  10. Saffron says:

    Oakley WINS! 😀 😀

    Obviously a cat taught Bran that technique…..

  11. Copperbat says:

    Bran is too cute! COncerned peeps: even though it looks like Bran’s being dragged by the neck, if you look closely you can see he’s actually being dragged by his little shoulder harness.

  12. Copperbat says:

    I also wanted to add: Swissies and Bernese are draught dogs, so they’re harness-broke as puppies. He won’t be able to haul much until he’s grown, but something tells me he may like that feel of pulling at his harness.

  13. Laura DragonWench says:

    Bran: “Wait, you want me to get up and walk? But, but, we’re going somewhere and you’re making all the effort! Why would I want to stop that?” 😀

    As to the ’nuffers: Bran is neither whimpering, struggling, or in any way showing distress. He’s actually comfortable enough in his situation to stretch as though he were lying in a puddle of sunshine. The leash is attached to a harness, so there is no blockage to his airway. Bran is obviously fine and in complete control of his actions–if he wanted to get up and stop being pulled, he could’ve easily done so.

  14. Sharpy says:

    Are we talking about Game of Thrones?

  15. Lurker says:

    Cute and lazy puppy. To the peeps freaking out, please learn some basic puppy/dog body language. This puppy is obviously calm, relaxed and very comfortable with his surroundings. I almost expected a quick nap or a bored yawn after those two big stretches.