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Owners leave dog with sitter; return to see a video that leaves them speechless

By Greta Inglis Dog Behaviourist | Animal Behaviourist

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Dog sitter James was determined to keep Skylar happy while her parents were away. He captured their antics in a video for them watch on their return. 

Skylar couldn't have hoped for better company while her owners were away on holiday. 

Dog sitter James brought fun, games, cuddles and company to the days they spent together, and he recorded the Whippet's reaction, in a hilarious video that has captured the hearts of millions of viewers. 

Fun and games

After the happiest greeting from Skylar, James quickly gets to work, determined to make sure the dog doesn't have time to miss her family. 

From their comical game of frisbee to James serenading the exhausted pup, it's impossible not to smile watching the pair together. And despite moments of sadness from Skylar, she's clearly thrilled to have James keeping her company. 

Heartwarming reactions

The video, entitled Cute Whippet Dog Story: Man's Best Friend, has been viewed over 7 million times on YouTube. Hundreds of viewers also left messages of support and adoration for James and Skylar. 

"This video is brilliant! You and that Whipped deserve an honorary Oscar", commented one viewer, while another responded, "great film. I loved seeing all the moods of the Whippet, especially her running in the backyard. Wow!".

Another fan explained, "I now have a 4-month-old Whippet because of this video", which just goes to show how the duo captured the hearts of people around the world. 

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