Weekend Diversion: Animals Being Dicks

“Some of them act badly because they’ve had a hard life, or have been mistreated…but, like people, some of them are just jerks. Stop that, Mr. Simpson.” –The Simpsons

Sometimes, it’s good to just take a step back and enjoy something that’s easy. There’s a lot in this world to think about, worry about, learn about, and fight about. So while you enjoy this weekend’s song,

Fight Like The Night,
by Malcolm Middleton, I present to you the latest in time-wasting, entertaining, funny animal websites: Animals Being Dicks.

Short, animated gifs of… well, exactly what you might expect. And, as you can see, they range from the relatively harmless, beer-stealing raccoon…

…to the slightly more vicious squirrel…

…to the high-jumping dog that outsmarts the less spry…

…to the more unusual. Who knew what would happen when a ram and a dog got together:

Or when a bird decided to claim his territory at the expense of a turtle?

Unsurprisingly, many of the images there involve humans being attacked. But — as you all know my unabashedly pro-human stance — for the last one I’ll show you, I’ve saved one where a feisty feline gets his well-deserved comeuppance.

So, I’ve wasted a good amount of time on this this weekend, and I hope you find yourselves duly amused. Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you back here for some great science during the week!


  1. #1 Scott
    August 28, 2011

    I discovered that site a few weeks ago, much to the chagrin of people sitting next to me in the library. Some of those are just genuine LOL material.

  2. #2 Danielc
    August 28, 2011

    whoever said cats always land on their feet?

  3. #3 dean
    August 28, 2011

    Re the ram vs dog gif: my father, born in 1908, talked about how an old “cure” for farm dogs that had harassed or injured sheep was to tie the dog to a ram and let things run their course – rather like a repeated instance of what is seen in the gif. (No, he never did it on our farm.)

  4. #4 ERV
    August 28, 2011

    Arnie can totally be a dick.

    1– He loves doggie day care. Play, play, play ALL day! So when I pick him up from vacation, hes all pissed off, so he gets into the garbage every day for about a week. If I put up the garbage, he gets into something else, and makes a mess.

    2– I go out with friends all the time, go to work at odd hours, no big deal. But when I go out on a date, he KNOWS, and hes pissed. So he leaves a little poop in the middle of the kitchen floor.

    Hes a grown dog. He otherwise never gets in the garbage, and certainly never goes to the bathroom in the house. This stuff is on purpose. Just bein a dick. LOL!

  5. #5 AJKamper
    August 29, 2011

    Man, my wife and I laughed till we cried.

    This makes me wish I’d been filming the time our dog, at full-speed on an icy road, realized he wasn’t going to be able to stop in mine and tried to jump over our one-year-old daughter. Simply flattened her. Since she wasn’t actually hurt, this story–and especially the remembered visual– is therefore rendered hilarious. Would have been perfect for this.

  6. #6 Aphex
    July 25, 2014

    I stole this and passed it off as my own on a local talkpage.

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