The reboot of the Mannequin Challenge (that dumb viral challenge from 2016 where everyone acted like they just made the horrible decision of getting into a staring contest with Medusa by standing still) is not a reboot that any of us wanted…. until now. I thought I didn’t want a reboot of the Mannequin Challenge until three dogs gave us one AND HOW.
Evelyn Edblad of Sweden says that she taught her three dogs, Jackson, Cash, and X (which sounds like the name of an EDM country group) how to freeze like she’s Evie from Out of this World touching her fingertips together. Evelyn says that freezing as though Snow Miser farted on them is in her dogs’ blood since they’re sheepdogs.
“This was filmed during a regular lunch walk with my dogs. I’ve taught Jackson, Cash, and X to stay still on command before I give them the signal that they are free to go. They then freeze in expectation, knowing they’ll soon get to run around. The behavior comes with a little training combined with their instinct as sheepdogs, the breed is bred to herd, where they’ll freeze while controlling the sheep.”
Behold, JCX giving the Pageant of the Masters audition of a lifetime!
They are all legends, but that dog on the right is fucking shit up for them! I see him moving his eyeballs. He’s like me half-opening my eyes to look at the clock during meditation time at yoga.