By Evan Ackerman
Despite years of trying, I’ve never been able to successfully replicate a balloon dog, and now I know why: these bouncy little critters are complicated. Turns out that my particular problem was that I had the cervical vertebrae misaligned, which I realized thanks to Jason Freeny’s comprehensive and detailed anatomical map of the domestic balloon dog:
I’ve had to crop the poster somewhat in the image above; make sure to click through to see the full version on Jason’s site, which includes the evolutionary history of the balloon dog along the bottom. He’s making a limited edition of signed 18″ square prints which are available now for $89 each. As for me, I’m going back to making balloon snakes, which I can actually get right most of the time.