While there may be no way for dogs to connect to their ancestors on links such as Ancestry.com, one particular German shepherd had no intentions of forgetting his roots with the past; or at least as he viewed them in cartoon form.
A YouTube viral video uploaded by user Troy Emery introduces us to the curious pooch Randell, who had been lounging doggy style in front of the television which had been playing the animated cartoon Zootopia. When Randell watched one of the wolves howling, he looked directly into the camera as if he realized it was now his turn, and for the next 30 seconds, the proud canine stands up amid his “creature comforts” in the living room of his home, and begins to howl as if he were a denizen of the forest from where his ancestors would bay at the moon.
Zootopia is the latest Disney 3D animation movie of an animal metropolis involving an unlikely partnership between a rookie rabbit cop and a wily fox as they work together solving a conspiracy regarding Manchas, a black jaguar chauffeur, who is captured by wolves.
The video has already garnered more than 650,000 views. How cute is Randell? Give that boy a scratch behind his ears and perhaps a belly rub.
(Photos and video by Troy Emery)