Ever since Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog came on the scene in 2007, the internet has had a fascination with animals who like to shred. Quite a few species have tried it, with varying degrees of success. Let’s meet a few of them!
1. BOSTON TERRIERS MIA, GUIZMO, AND TUXEDO
Mia, Guizmo, and Tuxedo are Boston Terriers living in France who ride skateboards and scooters. You can follow their adventures on Facebook.
Hollywood dog trainer Omar von Muller has prepared many dogs for roles in movies, TV, and advertising (he trained Uggie, who appeared in the Oscar-winning film The Artist). One of his rising stars is Jumpy, a Border Collie mix who can do almost anything you want. You can watch the pup run through his repertoire of tricks—which, in addition to skateboarding, includes opening and closing drawers, pushing the button for the elevator, hula hooping, and walking on his front paws—here.
3. DIDGA AND BOOMER
Some cats prefer to sit in a box and let their humans do the pushing when skateboarding, but not rescue cat Didga (above) and Bengal cat Boomer (below), who can even push off on his own.
Didga, Boomer, and their canine friends live with animal trainer Robert Dollwet in Australia, where, in addition to skateboarding, they paddleboard and catch a wave or two. You can follow their adventures on Facebook.
Trieste Visier trains parakeets to ride skateboards. The “skatebirds” don’t push themselves, but they’ve learned to stay on the board through quite a few moves. She has a video tutorial in case you want to try this with your parakeets.
5. SKATEY THE CHICKEN
Parakeets aren't the only birds that can shred. Skatey is a free-range chicken who also does pretty well on a skateboard.
Watch out, hares of the world: These tortoises—named Zac and Morris—could beat you any day.