In a video that has gone viral, a dog is seen laying on its back on the sidewalk as its owner tries hard to convince it to walk. Despite some cajoling and a belly rub, the dog refuses to get up and people loved it online.
The scene was filmed in New York and was posted by Steph Haberman in the wake of the two mass shootings in the US over this weekend. She shared the video and tweeted: “Not EVERYTHING is bad.”
She posted that she had taken the video of the “funny dog” and decided to share it on Sunday. She said she was happy to make people smile.
Not EVERYTHING is bad.
Like this dog I met yesterday who did NOT want to walk anymore.
She is good! pic.twitter.com/ULPj6LKpvK
— Steph Haberman (@StephLauren) August 4, 2019
Saturday was a terrible day. Sunday was a terrible day.
But on Saturday, I took a video of a funny dog, and on Sunday, I decided to share it.
That dog video now has over a million views, which means on these terrible days, I got to make a million people smile.
And that’s good.
— Steph Haberman (@StephLauren) August 5, 2019
As the video went viral, garnering over 3 million views, many said it was just what they needed to get through troubling times. Other dog owners responded by sharing photos of their pets in similar situations. The thread of adamant dogs lying on their back and refusing to walk is now going viral.
I had a Labrador that did this EVERY WALKIES. She preferred being chauffeured to her place of exercise. https://t.co/9BEyMSom5U
— StillAngry (@snook1111pie) August 6, 2019
I needed this smile today! https://t.co/rgCOaCNBza
— Thomas Henthorne (@topagentmarin) August 6, 2019
How I feel when the bills come in right after I pay the rent! 😂😂😜 https://t.co/dAM0gQeoyu
— alexLO🏟️⚾💯 (@alexl067) August 6, 2019
Me dragging myself out of bed to go to work https://t.co/rU0kWwzC88
— Tom Ryan (@Ryan460Tom) August 6, 2019
We all know that ONE drunk friend https://t.co/MxmtppnfLx
— Shawn Samuel Lang (@BudheSyontel) August 6, 2019
— cristalbloodshed (@champagneofbeer) August 5, 2019
You have to carry me now pic.twitter.com/zDewhFQT73
— Thomas Assey (@AsseyThomas) August 5, 2019
After walk drama. pic.twitter.com/LqqczbT0Ki
— SoOverIt 🌊🇺🇸✊🏽🏳️🌈 (@CindiAlvidrez) August 5, 2019
I really feel her pain! pic.twitter.com/KJaYXfKznw
— Kwame Joseph Licensed REALTOR®️ DC & MD (@BuyfromKMJ) August 5, 2019
A pibble? Mine does the same thing. She’s straight up Norma Desmond. pic.twitter.com/dyFK5ylCxV
— Tira Gina (@marthadyer) August 5, 2019
She was thinking, “All I need is a kiddie pool and some dandRUFF shampoo”. pic.twitter.com/m1h7UVgbkW
— 88elephants (@88elephants) August 5, 2019
— Laura Dixon (@Dixon_Delta) August 5, 2019
I can walk no more, as I am “dead,” madame. Dead, I tell you. Rub my belly.
— Lily Burana 🗽 (@lilyburana) August 4, 2019
Same 🙋🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/1zZLyA0HUC
— Skylor Jane (@skylorjane) August 4, 2019
Jasper feels the same way. Flops > walks! pic.twitter.com/zFsmPMrL2C
— Tamara (@MostlyHarmless5) August 4, 2019
— fireandskill (@fireandskill) August 4, 2019
— John Ayres (@JohnAyr12294351) August 4, 2019
I raise you a sleeping dachshund. He always naps belly up 😂 pic.twitter.com/ataVnxlGfA
— Felicia Scalzetti (@princess_resist) August 4, 2019
🤷🏼♂️ sometimes walking is really, really hard pic.twitter.com/eCLZtkFp8U
— Craig Kaminsky (@CraigKaminsky) August 4, 2019
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