Schnauzer breaks silence on torturous surf routine for dogs
On a recent sunny day in California, a pack of dogs roamed the beach. The waves were high and there were surfers in the water. But these weren’t ordinary surfers, they were dogs. Their owners laughed and smiled outside the waves, their teeth glinting in the sun, clapping as they pushed their four-legged friends into a wave. Everything looked nice and good. So much the better, that is, until a dog chooses to speak.
“It’s not what it looks like,” he told me, his tail tucked between his legs in a classic fear indicator. “They force us to do this. Honestly, we’re all terrified. We don’t understand what joy they can derive from doing this to us.