Avideo of an English bulldog puppy desperate to retrieve his favorite “blankie” from a washing machine has gone viral on TikTok, where it received more than 116,000 views at the time of writing.
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A message overlaid on the clip shared from the TikTok account @maileevang0680 read: “The washing machine is eating my blankie,” as the puppy was heard barking and whimpering while standing up to look into the washing machine.
A caption shared with the footage read: “I want my blankie! & yes he got his sheep blanket back in one piece lol.
While the pup in the latest viral video might have resorted to crying over its favorite blanket, some dogs can be extremely possessive of certain objects to a point of being aggressive.
In an article for VCA, one of North America’s largest animal hospital chains, veterinarians Debra Horwitz and Gary Landsberg said: “Possessive aggression is aggression that is directed toward humans or other pets that approach the dog when it is in possession of something that is highly desirable, such as a favorite chew toy, food, or treat.
“Novel and highly desirable objects, such as a tissue that has been stolen from a garbage can, a favorite toy, human food, or a piece of rawhide are some of the items that dogs may aggressively protect.”