This little video of a chihuahua practicing yoga along with a tattooed Italian man is popping up all over the internet. In 10 days, the YouTube clip has amassed over 300,000 views, and it’s been featured on Jezebel, NY Magazine’s fashion blog and The Huffington Post. And really, what’s not to love about it?
The dog, apparently named Pancino, executes an exquisite Downward Facing Dog (of course), smoothly transitions to Cobra, and performs neck stretches with focus and concentration. The best part: when instructed to “Widen your ears,” the chihuahua actually widens its ears! You can see it happen!
Internet naysayers speculate that there is a person behind the camera guiding the dog’s actions with the promise of a doggy biscuit. But haters gonna hate, right? It’s pretty obvious that little Pancino has a regular yoga practice: he’s quite possibly the calmest and most centred chihuahua ever.