A Labrador forced to wear clothes he stole from his owners has sent the internet into a frenzy.
A viral TikTok postshared by the account aschmidtt0, showed Max the Labrador getting a taste of his own medicine after continuing to steal clothes from his owner.
The 19-second clip, captioned “You steal it, you wear it,” shows Max snuggling in a pair of pajama shorts in his bed – and seconds later he is seen wearing the same shorts and pulling on the laces . looks pretty confused.
Then Max was seen with a pair of white shorts that he had to wear again, and he gave a somewhat telling look – perhaps confused as to why he was wearing those clothes.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), dogs have a habit of stealing dirty laundry, particularly because they have a keen sense of smell and use it to understand the world around them.
The AKC added: “While dogs generally have excellent hearing, their vision is not particularly good and their ability to see colors or recognize details is limited.”
“But what dogs lack in vision, they more than make up for in their ability to sniff out information. For dogs and puppies, smells transmit data that helps them navigate the world and even serve as a form of communication.”
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) said dogs will remain the country’s most popular pets in 2023.
According to APPA, there are an estimated 65.1 million households with at least one dog, several million more than the 46.5 million households with at least one cat, the country’s second most popular pet.
It also says that the largest share of pet owners by generation are Millennials, who make up 33 percent of all pet owners, followed by Generation X and Baby Boomers at 25 and 24 percent, respectively.
Since it was published on September 22, the post has received around 2.4 million views and more than 342,900 likes.
The overwhelming majority of commenters on the video praised the Labrador and also shared their own experiences with stealing dogs.
TikTok user Bridgette Kay said, “What if he just thinks he’s picking out his clothes and you just help him get dressed.”
While Andy added: “We also have a Max who likes to steal clothes.”
Sabybaby89 commented: “My neighbor has a black lab named Max who also steals things. I love that big goofy boy, but man, he chews.”
Alexa Eeeeeeee posted: “My dog loves his comfort socks, he keeps stealing them all over the house.”
Newsweek reached out to aschmidtt0 for comment via TikTok.
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