Cats may be famous for their ability to get stuck anywhere and everywhere, but as it turns out, dogs are just as capable of landing themselves in sticky situations.
A golden retriever with his head stuck in a curtain delights the internet. Bentley was caught after chewing a hole in the white curtains, giving him a “creepy” silhouette and allowing his owner to catch him with red paws.
The cute clip, posted on TikTok by user @chriscanlon on Aug. 21, has garnered nearly 550,000 likes and over 19,000 shares.
A 2021 study conducted by the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, examined how dog owners deal with their pet’s chewing behavior.
In a survey of 1,439 dog owners, researchers found that 94 percent provide their pet with edible chews, such as meat. About 83 percent said they offer edible chews, while 73 percent offer chews with food. And 51 percent provided hard chewing material such as wood.
Previous studies have suggested that chewing is an ancestral trait passed down from wolves, whose diet consists primarily of prey. This could be why dogs enjoy biting and tearing up edible and inedible objects, and why bowl-fed meals may not satisfy this innate need—resulting in chewed shoes, chewed frozen turkey, and even chewed doors. However, dogs can also chew objects in response to emotional distress caused by separation anxiety or boredom.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), providing chews alone is not enough to deter dogs from eating household items. Dogs also need to be taught what is and isn’t allowed to chew, but if your pet is particularly destructive, there may be an underlying cause that is triggering this behavior.
TikTok users couldn’t get enough of the not-so-smart dog, who was caught while his owner Chris was at the store. His “innocent” facial expression was particularly popular, with users pointing out that Bentley was framed.
“FATHER HELP,” joked Ashlea Wilson.
“You can’t be mad, just look at his facial expression,” user7595272117010 wrote.
“He’s innocent. It fell on his beautiful head,” said Frisch & Sons Inc.
“He’s been tricked! He 100% wasn’t,” commented Amber L.
Other users suggested that Bentley was preparing his Halloween costume, with Jenn Pine calling him a “cute little ghost.”
“He’s just getting ready for Halloween,” Tiffany Smith said.
“Sir, this is a ghost,” Lauren Grant wrote.
“The power of Christ compels you,” commented Amy Tapp.
While realgm0neyswag said, “Tell Bentley it’s too early for haunting [season]!”
Newsweek reached out to @chriscanlon for comment. We have not been able to verify the details of the case.
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https://www.newsweek.com/golden-retriever-stuck-white-curtain-resembles-ghost-hilarious-clip-1736148 Golden Retriever stuck in a white curtain resembles a ghost in a hilarious clip