Open Post: Hosted By The Dog Who Gets “Hyped” To Leave A Boarding Kennel Because He Might Get McDonald’s
If you’re an emotionally needy dog, you get your own support dog. If you’re a dog who feels compelled to do hood rat stuff, you take your grandma’s car for a joyride and crash that bitch into anything that gets in your way. But if you’re Bucky, you go viral on TikTok by craving the simpler things in life, like a single warm chicken nugget after a long day in boarding. “How adorably quaint!” cried Elton, the diva dog who demands immediate paw cleanings after going outside for an impressively distinguished shit.
Bucky’s an Australian Cattle Dog/Beagle mix who’s ba-da-bop-bop-baah lovin’ it. His human, TikTok user @wantyourhex says that she keeps Bucky at the boarding kennel she works at during her shifts, but when it’s quitting time Bucky turns all the way up because there may be McDonald’s on the other side of freedom–and his anticipation of those sweet nuggs is palpable. Via Newsweek:
The endearing TikTok video shows Bucky jumping up and down while inside a dog pen, his face appearing and disappearing out of view. The text reads: “When your mom works at a dog boarding facility and everyone is settled for the night but you’re hyped because it’s time to go home.” It adds: “Bucky knows there is always a 50% chance he may score an after-work chicken mcnugget so he gets real hyped about leaving.”
Here’s Bucky in action, which so far has racked up 1.5 million views:
Adorability aside, Debbie Downer Newsweek also said that dogs jumping excessively could cause back problems for them. But I’m sure Bucky already knows about that AND the cholesterol in McDonald’s food and is willing to take his chances anyway.
One TikToker commented: “My roommate at the time put my dog in the bathroom for an hour where he jumped like this. He got a herniated disc and lifelong back problems after.”
The experts say one way to reduce the risk of back pain or more serious problems is to discourage jumping. “Although dogs can be extremely excitable,” they report, “jumping is one of the worst actions for their spine. You should strongly discourage your dog from jumping off and on any surfaces, regardless of whether they are hard or soft.
“Whatever you say, bonerkiller,” sighed Bucky as he rolled his eyes, polished off a nugget.