Cats and dogs aren’t always known for their mutual love or cooperation, but as this scooter duo proves, once they join forces great things can be achieved.
On September 19 2020, 7-year-old Bengal Sashimi, and 5-year-old Boston Terrier Lollipop, successfully broke the world record for the quickest 5 meters on a scooter together, registering a time of 4.37 seconds.
The two have struck up such a bond that Sashimi won’t train with other animals, while Lollipop won’t share his equipment with any other animals. The pair have been firm friends almost since birth, and this doesn’t look to stop any time soon.
"Lollipop and Sashimi both enjoyed the scooter alone and it had never occurred to me that they would ride it together," says their owner, Melissa Millett, a professional dog trainer from Ontario, Canada. With Lollipop also being deaf, we can’t help but marvel at their achievements.
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But riding a scooter isn’t the end of it. While this is their party piece (as you will see above), they have been known to do all sorts. Check out their Instagram handle at @the_ultimutts, and you will see them indulging in activities like playing a piano or pushing a shopping cart. They’re two very talented pets.
Thanks to Lollipop and Sashimi’s feat with the scooter, they will both be appearing in the 2022 edition of the Guinness World Records.
Moreover, they won’t even be the only members of Melissa’s troupe to be appearing in the big book. Her four-year-old dog Jellybean will also be appearing after breaking two records: fastest 5m pushing a basketball by a dog (having done so in 10.31 seconds), and the most bounce passes of a basketball between a human and dog in 30 seconds (21, if you were wondering) – achievements made even more amazing by the fact that Jellybean is also deaf.
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Steve writes and proofreads buying guides, news stories and advice for Pets Radar, drawing on his lifelong experience as a pet owner. Currently sharing his house with two cats and a dog, he draws on the many highs and occasional lows of pet ownership he has borne witness to in his writing. He has worked in publishing for 15 years as an editor, sub editor and writer on a range of titles, such as SciFiNow, How It Works, All About History, Real Crime and Horrorville. You can follow him on Twitter @stevewright22