Rock That Sploot!
Our pets, just like our friends and family, can have some quirks. Despite the fact that these quirks can give us a good laugh or perhaps an endearing photo, there may be reasons for these odd behaviors. One behavior, I find very amusing and I decided to name my business SPLOOTERS after is called SPLOOTING, and it’s taking Instagram by storm.
So what is splooting? In short, splooting is a type of stretch that involves kicking one or both legs behind the body. The One Leg Sploot involves one leg behind while the other leg remains tucked underneath. This may look familiar to dog owners, however splooting is not an exclusively canine behavior. Occasionally, cats and other animals can do it too!
Although the Corgi is credited with making the sploot famous, all breeds of dogs and cats can sploot. Depending on their flexibility, animals can display one or all of the different styles of sploots.
Here they are:
- Classic Sploot – One leg remains beneath the body while the other leg is kicked back.
- The Side Sploot – One leg is tucked under the body while the other is kicked out to the side with hip on the ground.
- The Full Sploot – The animal has kicked both legs behind the body, exhibiting a full body stretch.
So, do you wonder why they sploot other than to give you a photo opportunity for a later social media post? Splooting is a great stretch for the animals’ hips. Splooting also allows the animal to cool themselves by pressing their belly into the ground or against tile floors. Owners may notice that their pets sploot more often when they are younger and less as they age. Well just like us, as they age, they lose flexibility in their hips.