Golden Retriever brings slippers to owner every morning

A woman woken up by her golden retriever delighted TikTokers, with one user commenting, “What a fabulous alarm clock to have every morning.”

In the video, Daisy the golden retriever, @daisythegoldiee, can be seen waiting patiently by her owner’s bed, holding one of her slippers in her mouth. The text reads: “Each morning she will bring me my slippers and wait for me to start the day.”

A photo of a golden retriever wearing a slipper. A viral TikTok video shows such a dog waking up his owner every morning by bringing him one of his own slippers.
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The video has been viewed nearly 900,000 times, with over 100,000 likes. Daisy’s owner can be heard saying, “Hello. Do you have anything for me? Is that my shoe? Thank you,” in a typical “baby voice” for which she apologizes, captioning the video ” Excuse my baby talk she’s just too cute.”

TikToker jotadacosta wrote, “Don’t apologise, there’s no other way to talk to these wonderful angels. I talk to my girls all the time,” to which the original poster replied, “They are too valuable.”

Why do we talk to dogs like babies?

It is a strange phenomenon that as soon as we see a cute animal, many of us start talking about a “baby voice”.

Scientists from the University of York have shown that using “dog language” to communicate with our animals is an important tool in building a relationship between a pet and its owner, similar to that with babies. humans.

The research paper entitled “Who’s A Good Boy!?” was published in animal cognition newspaper, and found that dogs were more likely to want to interact and spend time with the speaker who used dog-led speech and related content than with those who used adult-led speech without content related to the dog.

Researchers at the University of York conducted a series of speech tests with adult dogs, where they had “the chance to listen to a person using dog-led speech containing phrases such as ‘you are you a good dog’ and ‘should we go for a walk?’

“The dogs then listened to another person using adult-led speech without dog-related content, such as ‘I went to the movies last night’.”

The researchers measured the dogs’ attention, then the animals were allowed to choose who they wanted to play with. The study was designed to determine whether it was “the high emotional tone of the speech that attracted the dogs or the words themselves”.

Dr Katie Slocombe from the Department of Psychology at the University of York, said: “A special register of speech, known as infant-directed speech, is believed to facilitate language acquisition and improve the way a human baby bonds with an adult.

“This form of speech is known to share some similarities with the way humans talk to their pet dogs, known as dog-directed speech.”

PhD student Alex Benjamin said: “We found that adult dogs were more likely to want to interact and spend time with the speaker who used dog-led speech with dog-related content, than those who that used adult-directed speech without dog-related content.”

Michele Granrath-Ket commented, “Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful dog.”

TikToker Jesus Pacheco wrote, “Never apologize for talking to a baby like a baby, they are the most beautiful babies in the whole world.”

Newsweek contacted @daisythegoldiee for comment.

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