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Have You Seen This? Tip-top dog choreography

Posted 10:32 a.m. Thursday

THE STAGE — There are two things that will always impress me: immaculately trained dogs and precisely executed choreography.

I’ve watched enough TV dance competitions, high-energy musical numbers and internet dog videos to scratch both those itches independently, but I never dreamed that I could do the same with one 23-second internet video.

Well, it’s both my lucky day and yours because we get to watch a video of a dog named Zion that dances its way directly into our hearts.

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a dog that skips, but that’s how this video starts with a sweet and precious pup actually skipping with an umbrella in its mouth. Then it’s onto a few precise sashays of delight before Zion’s dance ends way too soon.

This dog dances 100 percent better than any of my relations do, which is mostly impressive and only a little infuriating. But you can stay mad at a doggo with that face?

With that umbrella, I don’t know whether to compare this dog to Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain” or the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Julie Andrews in “Mary Poppins.” I’ll let you make that decision.

As the video description states, Zion first did his dance in 2009, but he’s just now finding his day in the viral-video sun.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.

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