Dogs do the funniest things, and when their antics are captured on video for all the world to see, the results can be priceless. When you see what this dog makes his owner do before bedtime, you will be convinced that dogs own our hearts.
There are a variety of reasons dogs want to sleep in bed with us, but this Shar-Pei takes his reason to a whole new level.
He wants his owner to cover him up so he can squeeze in tight and be cozy, comfy, and warm.
First, this smart pooch stares at his owner, who is busy watching television. When the stare down doesn’t work, he takes it up a level.
The dog taps on his owner’s arm, as if to say, “Hey Kevin, it’s time for our bedtime routine.” When that doesn’t work, he tries it again and again until he gets what he wants.
As the owner reaches over to share his blanket, the dog curls up under it and makes himself right at home. We’ve got all the feels by now.
Witness this wrinkly-faced dog get his way and bond with his human in the video below.
Last week, Ysuhuaylas and Rebecca Callister, director for animal services at New Life IFS Rescue, went into an east Texas neighborhood to rescue another dog and her three puppies when they spotted the chained dog nearby.
“This dog starts doing a belly-crawl toward us like she’s not sure if she wants to come to us or not,” Ysuhuaylas told The Dodo. “She had this massive chain around her neck. She was … unsure of us and scared, and she was in poor condition. She was underweight.”
At first, they both assumed the dog was a stray, or that she’d been dumped on the streets by her former owner. But they eventually figured out that she — along with the mom dog and puppies — actually belonged to a resident, and it was pretty clear the resident wasn’t taking care of them. When Ysuhuaylas and Callister spoke with the owner, the owner agreed to surrender the dogs to them.
As soon as they’d driven the dogs to safety, Ysuhuaylas removed the heavy chain from the dog, whom she started calling Dudette. She guessed the chain weighed at least 2 pounds.
“When you have it in your own hands, you realize that this chain really constricted her her entire life,” Ysuhuaylas said. “It was so heavy and … and she had markings on her neck. I think she was a little bit less scared from that point on.”
Dudette and the others dogs spent the night at Ysuhuaylas’ home, then went to the vet the next morning. All the dogs turned out to have coccidia, a dangerous parasitic infection that attacks a dog’s intestines, but they all pulled through.
When Dudette was well enough to leave the vet, she went into foster care with New Life IFS Rescue.
“Emotionally, she seems pretty broken,” Callister told The Dodo. “It’s going to be a long road to have her come out of her shell. She’s very timid and very scared. She hides a lot. I can’t imagine what this dog has been through.”
But each day that passes, Dudette, who’s been renamed Angel, becomes a little more confident. This is largely due to a dog named Coco, with whom Angel is sharing her foster home.
“Coco is very outgoing and not afraid of anything,” Kayla Wells, founder of New Life IFS Rescue, told The Dodo. “We placed them together because Angel is very shy and timid and afraid of people, and she is unsure of what love is or how to respond when someone is showing her love and affection. Coco is a great leader to teach her that people are sweet and she can trust them.”
When Angel is eventually up for adoption, Callister hopes someone with a lot of patience will end up taking her.
“She’s starting to realize now that she’s safe, but she still has a long way to go,” Callister said. “She’s going to take some work, and love and patience.”