A video of a German Shepherd looking appropriately perplexed has gone viral after the dog’s humorous reaction received over 1.2 million views on TikTok.
This clip will appeal to pet owners all across the world… especially those who have a large number of animals!
The video, shared by TikTok user thatshepherdsam, shows the dog – a German Shepherd named Sam – letting his jealous side take over as the owner’s cat approached for some affection.
She can’t even believe I was about to pet the cat… absolutely flabbergasted
Sam can be seen happily minding their own thing, relaxing with them on the owner’s bed.
That is until the cat appeared.
Sam first refused to look at the cat, clearly unimpressed by its existence.
When that didn’t deter them, Sam turned to give the cute cat a harsh look, as if he was warning them not to get any closer.
They didn’t care in traditional cat form and proceeded to move closer for cuddling with their owner.
That’s when Sam expressed his annoyance by patting his paws on the bed.
But, true to feline nature, the ginger cat ignored the pooch’s emotional reaction, and it was the final straw for the German Shepherd.
Sam surged forward to nudge the cat out of the way in an attempt to get their owners’ attention, which is where the clip – subtitled “My Dog’s extreme response to me paying any other animals attention” – ends.
According to a 2021 study from the University of Auckland in Australia, dogs are one of only a few species that appear to exhibit jealousy in a manner comparable to that of a young child when their mother devotes her attention to a newborn sibling.
And Sam’s reaction to their furry sister seemed to support this.