Watch: Michael Bloomberg greets a dog by shaking his, uh, mouth

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/01/29/watch-michael-bloomberg-greet.html

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I wouldn’t trust a man like that to kiss a baby, on or off camera.

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bloomberg, please go away, now.

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GREETINGS EARTH MAMMAL PLEASE FOR HAVE VOTE
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That poor dog had to taste him.

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I hate when that happens. So relatable

borat voice: not!

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One hand in the mouth is worth two in the … fur?

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He’s out there kissing hands and shaking babies!

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Or maybe he’s trying to Wag the Dog and got the wrong end.

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Never trust an adult who doesn’t know how to pet a dog.

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This is like when Putin kissed that little boy’s belly: The super-rich and powerful apparently don’t know how to physically react properly when greeting other beings.

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Maybe he thinks you should handle dogs like they’re trout.

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Hi everyone, long-time experienced dog owner and handler and lover here. What Bloomberg did was risky with a dog that doesn’t know you, but a dog that does know you, or a dog that is absurdly friendly, enjoys a greeting that involves your hand or wrist in his mouth. Just one of those things about dogs.

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Reminds me of Scooter from Marketing, the Australian Prime Minister…

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I have no love for Bloomberg, but my take on this video is he cheekily “shook” the dogs mouth immediately after shaking its owner’s hand. Then scritched its head like a normal person would.

Slightly quirky, not that weird in context. But it does make for a genuinely horrible still photo.

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I normally greet people by shaking my mouth.

I call it “talking”.

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I do that with my dogs; the key, I think is whether he knows the dog or not. He doesn’t seem at all tentative. If he doesn’t know the dog, then yeah; risky. We haven’t really been given the context.

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It’s a rare Appalachian Meowing Hound; snout shaking is the usual method of greeting amongst this rare breed.

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He has people for that.

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Made me gag, poor critter must still be brushing it’s teeth.

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