I've seen plenty of cats in trees, but it's not every day that you see a dog in a tree. I mean, why would you? What business does a dog have in a tree?

Clearly my dog, Magnolia, didn't get the memo, because when I walked outside last night there she was, chilling in the tree like it's no big deal.

I've seen my dogs get themselves into some pretty strange predicaments, but this one takes the cake. What in the world would possess Magnolia to climb a flipping tree? I guess the obvious answer would be that she was chasing a squirrel, chipmunk, or even a bird, but I've seen dogs chase critters before, and none have them have actually ever gotten in the tree. Either my dog is an idiot or a complete genius. I haven't decided yet.

Oh, and this wasn't a one time thing, either. She was hopping in an out of that tree all night. And I literally mean hopping; girls got jumps. After creeping on her tree acrobatics for about 5 minutes, I finally got a video of her jumping into the tree. I'm not gonna lie, you are about to be impressed. This chick doesn't even need a running start! She went from sitting on the ground to sitting in the tree in about one second.

Yeah, I know my dog is the best. I wish I could say she got it from her mama, but I haven't climbed a tree since 1992, so I really have no idea how she figured it out.

I'm definitely in proud dog-mom status right now. Magnolia is a tree climbing boss, that's really all there is to it.