With the enormous number of trends, challenges and fads taking over TikTok, it’s nice when pets can get in on the fun as well — although they might not always agree. For instance, the new “dog diet” challenge has TikTok users skimping on their furry friends’ dinners and filming the bewildered reactions.
The challenge comes courtesy of TikTok user @pao_family, who posted the original dog diet video back in September. Predictably, their Pomeranian’s response to the sudden food reduction wasn’t positive.
“That slow build up of rage, lol,” commented one TikTok user.
“I’ve never seen so much ATTITUDE,” responded another.
The Dog Diet Challenge Is Born
Since being posted, the video has gained more than 5 million likes, and has sparked a genuine viral sensation. The hashtag #dogdietchallenge currently has over 52 million views, with the most popular videos garnering hundreds of thousands of likes.
Of course, different dogs take the bad news in different ways. Some react with anger, for example.
Some dogs have a tough time comprehending what exactly is happening, prompting a frantic search for their misplaced dinner.
Others naturally assume that some kind of mistake has been made, and wait dutifully for their pet parent to resolve the unexplained delay in dinner service.
The most heartbreaking, of course, are the ones who can only glare hungrily up into their master’s eyes, wondering what they did to deserve such an abrupt betrayal.
Then there are dogs who are so excited about the prospect of food — any food — that the entire challenge sails right over their adorable canine head.
Of course, nobody really wants to see these precious pups go hungry, and many of the clips come with assurances that the dogs ended up with extra large dinners for their troubles.
To see more examples of this adorable viral trend, check out the hashtags #dogdietchallenge and #putyourdogonadietchallenge on TikTok.