More than 15 million people have watched the adorable moment Shark, the English golden retriever, spends the “happiest day” of his life in muddy bathtub water.
Shark owner Autumn Hall, who uses TikTok handle auty34, can be heard saying, “It’s the best day of your life and I’m just gonna leave it to you.”
Her cream English Golden Retriever rolls around in the dirty water like it’s a puddle of mud. You can watch the video which has been liked 2.5 million times here.
Why do dogs love mud so much? Paws & Presto, a brand of dog accessories, gave the following reasons:
- It’s great for temperature control – it’s a great way to cool off on a hot day.
- Playing in the mud is fun – splashing around in a dirty puddle is a great way for your dog to end a day of outdoor exploration.
- Dogs love the earthy smell – sometimes dogs use mud to mask their scent from predators and threats, but other times they just like to use it as a kind of scent.
- Your dog loves the taste of mud – Sometimes eating slime can be a sign of a health condition like anemia or pica. It could also mean that your dog is stressed or bored or has various nutritional deficiencies in his diet that he is trying to overcome with slime. A dog that regularly eats mud is also more likely to be exposed to parasites and harmful bacteria, so be careful.
Over 7,500 people commented on the video and a response received over 79,000 likes. It reads, “I haven’t tried this bath bomb yet.”
Another TikToker wrote, “Hey I would have done the same. The mess is contained.”
Over 20,000 people liked this comment which read, “I feel like he’s had many best days of his life,” while another user wrote, “That’s my attitude with my dogs . If they make a mess, I’ll clean it up. , as long as they’re having fun.”
Many people acknowledged how “happy” Shark is, and one TikToker even thanked the owner for “letting him enjoy” the mess.
However, not everyone agrees, with one comment that received more than 13,300 likes: “I would cry fr [for real].”
Newsweek has reached out to Autumn Hall for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.
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