I saw Waggytail Fluffy at the park picture.
It made me think. Can you or Should you take your fluffy for a walk?
I mean, it is quasi-canon they’re slow, clumsy and lack of motor skills. It would be a really slow walk and boring walk for the owner.
I live in a big city, and a lot of people own small dogs, these always remember me fluffies when I see them at the morning I go to work. They walk next to their owners. They have small, short and sturdy legs, but they can keep the space with the humans as far as I see. (I never had a dog.) I never tried to chase them, so I don’t know how easy I could catch them if I try. Or how fast they could be, but they are my best debt to figure out how fast fluffies could be.
I remember it used to be a canon, fluffies do not even have joint in their legs. so it is like a log - just like plush animals.
What do you thing? Clumsy, slow quasi-plushies should be taken for a walk? Or they were designed for being kept in their safe-room and being cute, or take out for walkies and might be for even fetching.
Depends on the breed I would think. I would imagine in such a world there would be gated fluffy parks where they could amble around with other fluffies without repercussion. But for the most part like other designer dogs I could see ones being “walked” around in baby beorns and carriages.
It would probably be great for the fluffy’s health to get more exercise than just bumbling around a small room, provided you took the time to make sure it didn’t get sore hoof-pads.
For what it’s worth, small dogs tend to be like fucking bullets when they’re motivated. Especially the terriers, since they were originally bred to hunt rats and mice.
In my own headcanon a fluffy’s top speed, assuming dead flat and no terrain obstructions, like on a dirt running track, is around a fatguy’s jogging speed. Their metabolism and general inbuilt pudge doesn’t give them much mechanical advantage, but they do have properly jointed limbs and the ability to get up to a sort of wombling canter. Ferals can get faster, since they’re probably going to be more used to needing to run as part of life if they’re one of the ones that gets sent out of the den area.
Not that they could sustain this speed for any great duration. Plus as soon as you put in any real terrain or hard ground, roots, fallen branches, there is a factor of clumsiness involved.
Definitely, in my headcannon at least. They aren’t fast or very coordinated but they can keep pace during a walk. I think of it like a shiatsu dog, while your walking there jogging.
I would think fluffies could keep up with their owners. I had a mini Winnie dog and you would be surprised how fast he was.
I have shiatsu, there names Bella. They can keep up they just have to go faster then usual to keep up with me.
My little dachshund, Brat, use to chase me on my bike. (I didn’t go that fast, I’m not mean.) The boy was solid. When we did go for walk he would keep up with me with little effort. He kept up with my pitty at an old age and didn’t get fat.
Definitely. They should be able to waddle at a walking pace, and taking them out for a walk is a pretty common thing.
It depends on the head-canon on how there anatomy is.
But if you were to walk you it’d be recommended to keep on eye of them and use a harness when walking them.
I also prone to think they can be taken for a walk, and they should be able to at least walk next to their owner. Plus, it is good for them to get stimuluses from their surrounding. Just be careful with puddles XD. you can avoid them as landmines if you don’t want your fluffy to drown.
lmao I can just picture stuck up people at a Fluffy park talking shit about the one person with a brown fluffy like soccer moms trash talking each other behind their backs.
You can walk cats, ferrets, and people around on leashes. I see no reason why you can’t walk a fluffy similarly.
I’m just saying I’ve seen videos…
Listen realistically fluffies would be no more physically pathetic than a pug or chihuahua, both of which can be walked fine. They may be at threat from certain dogs, but most predators smaller than coyotes won’t fuck with anything hanging around a human at the momment.
We had a Teacup terrier, which only ran when he was in the mood, but was a fast little shit then and a little chinese crested powder puff (the one with hair) who could outrun a cyclist going fullspeed no problem, standing start.
So I think its more of a question how the anatomy for fluffies work.
Two of my three “main races” of fluffies can’t actually run speedily, the “american standard” macgonagall like ones don’t have the knees necessary, the short stucks don’t really have any knees to speak of. The “Petite Horse” magentademon like ones have knees, so they could walk a leash and run. The other two? Eh, either you walk really really slow and not very far or you just take them in a cart. Or you force them to walk, if thats your kind of pace.
Absolutely. Actually, in my headcanon HASBIO always intended for fluffies to be walked like dogs around. Litterboxes were picked up by lazy owners, and largely because fluffies shit a lot.