Here’s something to brighten up your day! The video of a small group of dolphins playing with a dog went viral on the Internet. The clip, filmed by Anastasia Vinnikova on a beach near Opuk Cape in Crimea, featured her two-year-old dog excitedly interacting with the group of dolphins. The dog, named Patrick, was happily playing a game of chase up and down the beach with the other animals. It’s a wonder how these two different kinds of animals are joyfully playing with each other:
"When they come across something novel, they want to check it out," Professor Lars Bejder from the Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit told 9NEWS when asked about a similar interaction back in 2017.
Dolphins and dogs are both intelligent, curious animals. So when they're confronted with something they might never have seen before, that curiosity takes over. And when the New Thing You're Looking At turns out to be a Fun Thing Looking At You, Too, a little playtime might just be in order.
Add it all together, and this video ticks all the right boxes. Incredible sea creature? Check. Fun-loving pupper? Check! It's a fascinating look into the animal world and an adorable inter-species play date. What more could you need?