For you today, we have a video a little over six minutes long of a dog experiencing a happiness more pure than you or I will ever know. Please enjoy.
Seriously, though, this footage caught using the new GoPro Fetch mount for canines during a holiday weekend cottage trip was only one small part of a much longer series that kept me and my family entertained for far, far too long.
I’ve generally never considered myself ‘extreme’ enough to own a GoPro of my own (and I don’t have kids like Matt Burns), but this new Fetch mount has me reconsidering a personal purchase. The dog in the video is my Quincy, a yellow lab belonging to my brother who clearly loves the water.
My own pooch Chelsea basically froze when I put it on, which was hilarious but didn’t produce enthralling footage. She later warmed up to it, same as most dogs would a sweater or coat, but she’s not a water dog and the swimming is particularly enjoyable to watch – damn near therapeutic, in fact.
The Fetch’s adjustability means that it worked with a range of different dogs I know, from very small to very large, and the two mount locations provided an interesting shift in perspective (although the back mount in general produced much better footage). No dog managed to destroy the Fetch, though none actually tried that hard, and as you can see, it stood up well to prolonged use in the water.
GoPro’s growing range of mounts offers a lot of options for the action cam, which once favored the snowboarders of this world but can now entertain even the most risk averse, like myself. It’s $60, and is available now from GoPro.com.