Mike Sobel is the weatherman for the Global Edmonton Morning News.
And he came up with what seemed like a perfectly innocent and adorable idea for a live television segment last week:
Why not relay the impending weather to viewers while hanging out on set with Ripple, a brindle mastiff mix.
But Sobel quickly learned why this wasn't exactly the best idea: Ripple doesn't like to sit or stand still. He does like, however, to eat through his leash and jump up on the nearest human.
You've gotta love live television, don't you?
And at least Sobel can find solace in the fact that he isn't alone when it comes to on-air reporter snafus.
Relive some of the most awkward moments in news history here: