Some people love Christmas; others aren't so keen. And thanks to a hilarious Xmas photo, it looks like our dogs have also got some mixed feelings about the festive period!
By, 16 Dec 2019
Christmas snaps of our pooches are becoming more and more popular. They're an opportunity to show off how cute our dogs are, giving friends and family a warm fuzzy feeling just in time for Xmas.
But they don't always quite go to plan, and sometimes with hilarious consequences.
Two faces of Christmas
The latest pooch pic to go viral includes a pair of four-legged furballs who appear to have very different feelings about Xmas.
One pup is smiling happily into the camera, while the other stares off into the distance with a look of utter despair.
Took my dogs to take their yearly christmas photos. It’s really hard when you have one super photogenic dog and one dog having an existential crisis. pic.twitter.com/4gUyIsB5OJ— laurenn (@laurenncarterr) December 7, 2019
Lauren Carter is the proud owner of the pair, and she recently posted the pic on Twitter. She also wrote:
"Took my dogs to take their yearly Christmas photos. It's really hard when you have one super photogenic dog and one dog having an existential crisis."
That one dog is called Mika, and the 9-year-old mixed breed looks like she's got the weight of the world on her little shoulders. Her dog brother is called Opie, and he seems utterly oblivious to Mika's moment of doubt and pain.
I don’t like having all these new followers so i’m just going to turn this into a stan account for my dogs. Enjoy. pic.twitter.com/sVwxfqCiJh— laurenn (@laurenncarterr) December 9, 2019
Unsurprisingly the tweet went viral, receiving over 700k likes in just a few days.
What's on Mika's mind?
Followers left thousands of funny comments, with one or two trying to get to the bottom of Mika's despair.
Assuming Mika's inner monologue, one person wrote:
"Ah, my companion is happy? Because he does not grasp the futility of canine existence. We fetch, we nap, we frolic, and to what end?"
We'll never really know what was bothering the pooch, but let's hope he cheers up soon. Maybe his dog parents could buy him some treats for Xmas day. Then again, would he even care?