Star of Deadpool and countless other blockbuster action films and more, Ryan Reynolds posted a birthday picture of himself and dog Bax this weekend.
The Instagram post read, “Happy Birthday, Bax. I’d bake you a cake, but it would kill you. Not because you’re a dog. Everything I bake is poison. If I had to go to war, I’d just bring a toaster oven."
The picture is unmistakably one of an owner who deeply loves their dog.
Harmless? Think again!
Pretty innocuous you may think. But not if you take into account the absence of a birthday post for Reynolds’s wife Blake Lively.
And the imbalance of affection caused Lively to respond to the post with: “This is almost as sweet as the birthday post you did for me this year.”
Trouble in paradise? Hardly. A person’s love for their dog is different from their love for their spouse! Nevertheless, Lively’s point is valid.
But Reynolds reminds us that on the day of his wife’s birthday he did bake her a cake, and gave her lots of snuggles. So, perhaps order will be restored just as soon as Lively gets back from her busy filming schedule.
Jealousy of dogs is commonplace. A husband or wife may consider their other half to love a dog more than them. In fact, in many tragic cases of broken marriages, a dog becomes a bargaining chip. In cases such as these, some charities offer to take in a dog from a broken home in order that they do not come to any harm.
As for this couple though, we're pretty sure they used Bax to continue their endless cycle of poking fun at each other!
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