Do Fido and Fluffy Have a Secret Life?

Screenshot from People Are Awesome (Pets Edition) | Surfing & Skateboarding Dogs.
Screenshot from People Are Awesome (Pets Edition) | Surfing & Skateboarding Dogs.

What happens with Fido and Fluffy when we go to work? We can deduce certain activities through forensic analysis of strewn trash, gnawed Jimmie Choos and the occasional upchuck, but we decided to go the video route for this one. We threw in some recreational vids as well, both with and without humans. From nanny cams to GoPro videos to well-crafted filmmaking, we're offering up a little sampling of the secret life and public displays of pets.

Home alone cat must have committed this crime before, as the camera seems perfectly positioned to capture this freaky feline fetish. While the "crime" is open to interpretation, there's no doubt that Hunter is a serial offender. Hang in there long enough to check out round two, and don't overlook the cheesy '70s porno soundtrack.

Does having an agenda diminish the art? This particular video is produced by Electrical Safety First; the charity's other titles include cautionary tales about the dangers of fake electrical goods and how bad things happen when hair straighteners aren't unplugged. The need to tame unruly hair seems to be a rather large problem in the United Kingdom, on par with immigration, Brexit and fears of knock-off Stilton cheeses and Cornish pasties.

From surfing to skateboarding, these dogs and cats seem to enjoy having athletic humans to haul their gear to the beach and boardwalk, though bipeds are optional for the ride. We really enjoyed the six pups on a long board, the pole dancing kitty and push-up puppy at 1:42.

GoPro might not have been invented for dogs, but it's a natural for documenting our active animals. In this promo for the brand, Walter knows exactly where he wants to go, proving the mini mobile cam is built for speed and seemingly waterproof.

It's a great idea, and somebody really should consider it, but KLM's famous iPhone sniffing dog is the brainchild of a very smart publicist. But we're still big fans of this video, because the idea of reuniting weary travelers with their lost possessions touches all the right emotional buttons.

From wet snout to toothy smile to slobbery drool, this pups'-eye-view video shows happy dogs enjoying outdoor play. The dogs are happy – you can tell by their tails – and we're happy we don't have to smell all those wet dogs.

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