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Monday Cute: “Dog Ross” Is Here to Paint His Way Into Your Heart


Bob Ross was the big-haired, ever-calm creator and host of The Joy of Painting, a soothing instructional TV show that ran on PBS from 1983-1994. In recent years Ross and his show surged to Internet meme fame, and it was only a matter of time before the most adorable homage ever was created. Meet Crusoe the dachshund, who is here to teach you about painting squirrels.


Everything about this video is sweet and calming and the best way to kick off the week. Kudos to the video’s creators for this light-hearted and pitch-perfect send up, from the music to the voice-over to the tongue-in-cheek wiener dog joke to Crusoe’s robust wig.

My heart cannot handle this much cuteness before coffee. And I’m not jealous at all that Crusoe is a better artist than I am. He’s a celebrity dachshund with many skills and many videos to watch, and most assuredly a very good boy.

(gifs via Tumblr, image via screengrab)

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.