Open Post: Hosted By Elton The Diva Dog

November 27, 2022 / Posted by:

Who is the greatest diva of all? This is a question that has haunted man since Cher warbled her first note to Sonny Bono. Answers from Celine Dion to Simon Cowell to your cousin Brandy have been given, but no one has yet reached the ultimate heights of divadom…until now. The current crop of divas can’t hold a candle to the wind to Elton the golden retriever! Like most dogs, Elton loves a good walk but what sets him apart from the rest is his desire, nay…DEMAND to have his paws washed after every stroll through the park. Take notes, Mariah. This is how you diva!

Although from a mild-mannered breed, Elton is actually a prima donna. His human captured one of Elton’s stroppy moments on TikTok after they took the dog for a walk. Upon returning home, Elton immediately planted himself in the shower and awaited his personal bathing assistant. via Newsweek:

As the video begins, Elton’s owner walks into the bathroom to find the pooch lying on the shower base, seemingly wanting to be washed.

Captions on the video read: “So, ever since we taught Elton how to go into the shower by himself, after every walk, he started taking himself into the shower and refusing to leave until he washes his paws off. Little diva.”

The video has been watched more than 213,000 times since being posted on the eltonthegoldenretriever account. Many TikTokers who commented on the clip said they wished their own pets were so fastidious.

One wrote: “I wish my dog did this. What a dream.” Another commented: “Aww, bless him. What a good boy.”


Demanding little boy 😂 #fyp #goldenretriever #cleantok

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His expression in that shower is saying, “Ma’am, I don’t know what your hands are doing with that phone, but they’re clearly not cleaning these paws!” You gotta respect a dog that knows what he wants. I’m not seeing any evidence showing that Elton’s human isn’t accommodating his demands. This looks like a well-worn habit. Sorry, Elton’s human, but when you’ve contributed to creating a monster diva, you’re stuck with the consequences. Just ask Ben Affleck.

Pic: TikTok

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