Working from home creates plenty of opportunities for curious kids and mischievous pets, but a weather host found that no one is safe from interruptions — not even in the TV studio.
Toronto TV channel Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell noticed a storm of a different kind was brewing when his aptly named dog Storm stepped onto the set during the forecast.
Anthony Farnell tried in vain to scare his dog away, but the furry gatecrasher twirled and jumped enthusiastically as Anthony tried his best to remain professional and talked viewers through his graphics.
Storm the Weather Dog, pictured, joyfully crushed his owner Anthony Farnell’s weather forecast, pictured for Global News Toronto
Hungry Storm was due to have food soon but didn’t want to wait and burst onto set looking for snacks, pictured
The forecast started off as it normally would, with Anthony chatting viewers through their weekend and the weather impact of North American Hurricane Ida.
Soon the curly dog Storm came in. who didn’t care that his owner was at work.
The hungry dog could be seen walking in and out of the camera shot, following Anthony and sniffing the floor in search of treats.
Without missing a beat, Anthony continued with the prophecy, doing his best not to acknowledge Storm.
While the forecast predicted sunny skies over Toronto, there was a storm on set. Viewers were happy
Even Anthony struggled not to laugh when Storm started yapping and spinning on set during the prediction
However, at the end of the segment, the host joked that Storm “said hi” and that the dog was “looking for snacks” and would soon be getting his food.
Global News shared the full segment on its YouTube channel.
“For those who have been watching Global Toronto for a long time, weatherman Anthony Farnell’s reliable forecasts have become an institution … almost as good as his adorable pup, ‘Storm the Weather Dog,'” they said.
“Last Friday, a hungry storm swept into the set in the middle of Anthony’s weather report, demanding treats as Farnell explained to Ontarians what weather they’d be facing that weekend, and discussed the dangers of Hurricane Ida further south,” he said. them further.
Anthony, right, did his best to go through with his prediction and viewers through Hurricane Ida. to talk
Storm enjoyed his moment in the sunlight, happily strode through the set and didn’t seem ready to leave
“Both consummate professionals, Anthony finished his segment without a hitch while Storm quenched his hunger (and a bit robbed in front of the camera) … all in a day’s work,” they added.
The funny moment brightened people’s day when it went viral on Twitter.
“I’m sorry, but this is the best thing I’ve seen all week,” said one.
“I like how the camera starts to follow the dog instead of the reporter,” wrote another.
“He’s Storm the Weather Dog. He just celebrated his 10th birthday. Storm, the sweet little pup, belongs to Anthony Farnell, the chief meteorologist at Global News – Toronto,” one explained.
“Dog Weather is a channel I would watch,” one said.
“Thank you, I just got depressed again. All meteorologists need animal assistants,” one wrote.
People loved the video and said they’d love to see more ‘Dog Weather’ starring Storm