VIDEO: The Lonely Life of a City Dog Sucks


While we all wait in anticipation for The Secret Life of Pets to come out later this year, this award-winning animated short by Belgian illustrator Pieter Vandabeele also offers a funny (albeit slightly depressing) insight into what pets get up to while we’re not home.

This particular owner is crap to say the least, so her dog comes up with a string of novel ways to entertain himself throughout the day. From a one-dog game of chess to playing the tuba, and leaving some surprises on the floor, this is one bored pooch!

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Sara is the Founder & Editor of StyleTails. A writer, design-lover and long-time animal-hugger, Sara launched StyleTails in 2012 to inspire people live a more beautiful life with their four-legged friends. Along with her canine sidekick George, a rescue Yorkie with a big attitude, Sara regularly commentates on luxury pet product and lifestyle trends and has been featured in Elle Decoration, BBC Radio, and is also an expert contributor to WGSN, the leading design trend forecaster.

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