Dogs have many fears and sources of confusion that I don’t think we will ever be able to understand. We may know to a degree, but seeing in mostly black and white can add dimensions or shadows that we just can’t perceive. It seems to be more of a case-by-case basis when it comes to dogs and balloons. It just depends on the dog.
When one noble Malamute meets a ‘cat,’ all bets are off. It appears he may be a bit confused. This cat doesn’t have fur, doesn’t meow, is on a leash, and most importantly of all- is floating in the air. These many different qualities should let the Malamute know, this isn’t a real cat. Rather a balloon.
However, we can all be fooled by things we didn’t expect. It certainly leaves for a great laugh later. I know I’ve done that for sure. Had an experience that I thought was terrifying or an object that I didn’t see correctly, that ended up with me being terrified, horrified even. Then the following few seconds were nothing but laughter.
When you see the reaction the inflatable cat balloon gets? I’m positive you’ll be doubled over, grabbing your sides from laughing so hard. This poor Malamute can’t decide if this ‘cat’ is a real creature or not, nor can he decide if he wants to be friends or not. The whole scene is just downright funny – have a watch in the video below.