World’s First Wingsuit BASE-Jumping Dog

by Melanie

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Meet Whisper, the world’s first BASE-jumping dog in a wingsuit.  Some believe that “forcing” the miniature Australian cattle dog to jump from cliffs is cruel, but owner Dean Potter says he has a fantastic time on all of their adventures.

Whisper and Dean live in Yosemite National Park with Dean’s girlfriend.

Here’s an excerpt from Dean’s website:

“Whisper always wakes up happy. She dances around until she gets fed and acts cute and peps us. Then we make a point of doing a little walk in the orchard, forest or on the beach before I need to do daily chores. During this time I throw her Gordo toy, from Ruffwear, which she loves more than anything. Later, we try to do a longer adventure in the mountains near our house. If it is warm I make sure we walk near a water source so Whisper doesn’t overheat. My main philosophy with pet behavior, as well as my own behavior, is that an exercised and tired dog is a well-behaved dog. Additionally, whatever I do, I bring Whisper if at all possible. I like to problem solve and always seem to figure out a way to bring Whisper along.”

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It sounds to me as if Whisper is one lucky dog.  Walks and adventures in some of the most stunning  landscapes nature has to offer, surrounded by nature, and a chance to see the world from a perspective perhaps no other dog ever has.  Sounds like a blast to me.

Check out the video above, from National Geographic to catch Whisper in his wingsuit, flying the friendly skies in a way I’m positive no other dog gets to, rock climbing, and adventuring like a true champ.  Go Whisper, go!

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