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Video goodness: Animals love snow sledding (in some cases, enough to steal humans' sleds)

January 6, 2011 |  1:15 pm

French bulldogs may have a love/hate relationship with doorstops, but their feelings about sledding -- at least, if the video above is any indication -- seem to be exclusively of the loving variety.

This dog's human family seems less than thrilled about their dog's sled-stealing ways, but that doesn't seem to dampen its excitement about participating in a fun winter activity. Clearly, no one has ever told them that there's more than one way to go dog sledding -- and one of them doesn't require a harness or the use of the word "mush."

The sight of a dog going sledding is certainly an unusual one -- nowhere near as commonplace as, say, the ubiquitous waterskiing squirrel -- but a perusal of YouTube taught us that this Frenchie isn't the only sledding dog out there.

After the jump, check out some other sledding dogs -- and, we kid you not, even one sledding cat.

Calvin, above, seems more interested in stealing his family's sleds out from under them than in actually sledding himself! "The only way to get them back is to chase him down," chibudgielvr says.

Chester here seems to have taken a page from Calvin's book and obviously takes great enjoyment from stealing a sled from the human sitting on it in this video posted by apersonfromlisle.

Jasmine the yellow Labrador doesn't need to steal someone else's sled -- when she wants to go for a ride, she'll simply sit on top of the person sledding. Kind of ingenius, really.

Dogs aren't the only non-human animals who'll take a spin on a sled, as adventurous cat Mittens proves in a series of videos by FordWilsonShankle.

Of course, some animals are so advanced at this whole sledding thing that they don't even need sleds. Yellow Lab brothers River and Trout showed us that in a hilarious video we saw a while back. But they're Vermont natives who grew up on the ski slopes, so they're practically professionals.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

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