If you try to get a close-up, personal look at a dog drinking water, you're likely going to get splashed -- it's a messy process. So how does a dog's tongue move exactly so that he can get water into his mouth? Now you can satisfy your curiosity without getting wet. The brilliant people at Discovery have captured it on video in very slow motion (one of their "time warp" videos).
I was surprised to see how the tongue curls under and brings up the water. I would have thought the tongue would curl up. It's fascinating to watch this video of the dog drinking water. For more answers to perplexing questions: Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Canine Conundrums, Medical Mysteries and Befuddling Behaviors. Don't miss out on future Petopia articles, subscribe here.