Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to leave the house – and would sooner snuggle up in a blanket in front of the TV than face the outside world. An adorable dog has left people in stitches after faking a paw injury to get out of going on a walk with his owner.
Sharing the video on Reddit, a user wrote: ” Dog fakes injured leg but recovers when he’s told he cannot go for a walk.” In the clip, the white dog is seen hobbling around with his front paw raised while following his owner down the hallway.
Speaking to his dog, the owner says: “You got a bad paw? You can’t go for a walk. You can’t walk like that.”
With that, the dog happily trots off on all four legs, with his owner adding: “Oh, your paw is all better now isn’t it.”
But quickly changing his mind, the dog then collects his lead before handing it to his owner.
One user said: “A miracle – I can walk now!”
Another user added: “How dare you call this anything other than the beautiful miracle it so obviously was.”
A third user added: “Insurance fraud at its finest.”
Sharing their own experiences of their pets faking injuries, one user said: “My dog tried this a couple of times for attention.”
While another user added: “I used to have a horse that would do this. He would suddenly develop a limp when he saw the saddle come out.
“But when he realised that also meant he couldn’t go run in the arena with his friends, he was magically cured.”
One user said: “My dog does this too. When he wants attention, he’ll hobble around with a paw in the air. Then he stops when he gets cuddles and love.”