Move over Lobster Dog and Toonces the Driving Cat, There’s a new With Leather hero in town and he goes by the moniker ‘Deep Sea Dog’. Yes, a Russian pet-owner has decided that it’s time a canine explores the glorious depths of the Pacific ocean and is sending his pioneer dachshund Boniface out in a scuba suit and a box on his head because he probably had trouble finding a diving partner and a dog has no opinion in the matter.
Owner Sergei Gorbunov, a professional diver in the Pacific Coast city of Vladivostok had a diving suit complete with helmet made for the dog and is teaching him the tricks of the trade.
In a recent demonstration, Boniface barked eagerly as Gorbunov readied the equipment and uncomplainingly endured being hung upside-down as Gorbunov fitted the suit on him. Once underwater, he seemed to have a different outlook, emitting some high-pitched whines.
Gobunov says, “Underwater, I don’t think he experiences any stress.” -Yahoo!