People are testing their dogs’ loyalty by pretending to faint in front of them
The latest trend sweeping social media just might be one of the most bizarre (and amazing) yet. According to Buzzfeed, people have been pretending to faint in front of their dogs in order to see how they’d react in case of an emergency — and the results are absolutely hilarious.
We’ve all heard that dogs are (hu)man’s best friend, but these videos suggest otherwise. For the most part, it seems like the pups couldn’t care less that their owners have randomly passed out in the middle of the road. If anything, some have even been using it as a chance to flee.
Of course, fake-fainting in front of your dog probably isn’t the most accurate test of their love and loyalty. Dogs can sniff out your BS from a mile away, so it’s impossible to tell how they’d react in the case of an actual emergency. It’s a silly experiment, but still a very funny one — and I was curious to see what would happen if I tried it myself.
Luckily, I’m very dog blessed. My baby half-sister has three dogs and always fosters at least two more; my roommates have an adorable Westie named Bmo (a la Adventure Time); and my mom has a giant pillow-with-legs named Benny. I’m basically the dog equivalent of that fun aunt who always brings presents. I get all the benefits of having multiple pups without having to pick up poop or pay the veterinary bills.