I always thought that Air Bud, the kids’ movie about a dog who plays basketball, was unrealistic. I may still be right, but my faith has been shaken by my discovery of this video of Peteythe dog, who plays basketball for real.
According to his YouTube channel (which I assume is run by his owner, unless this dog is even cooler than he looks), Petey got his start as a volleyball player (see the video below). He plays with a soft ball, so he doesn’t hurt his face. And unlike a seal, he’s not hitting it with his nose; he opens his mouth and shoots with his jaw. He also wears special booties, so the hard pavement doesn’t hurt his feet.
So of the five sports featured in as many Air Bud movies, Petey has already mastered two. Next up: baseball, football, and soccer.
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