A video of a socially awkward dog went viral today after the staff of the pet resort she was at filmed her awkwardly sitting in a pool. It seems like even dogs, who are the friendliest pets in the word, are sometimes clumsy when it comes to social situations, preferring just to do their own thing.
Ever went to the beach and tried to have a good time even though you didn’t feel exactly at ease? Lots of strangers swimming around you, some dressed in visually uncomfortable swimming gear, other playing noisily around you, plenty of volleyballs flying around, lots of strange arms and legs brushing against you.
However, dogs always seemed to enjoy themselves when it came to swimming. That is why the doggy day care where Beya was admitted is equipped with a pool. As it can be seen in the video, the Chesapeake Bay retriever is sitting awkwardly in the water, staring at someone who is probably standing by the side of the pool.
Beya is either looking at her owner or at an employee from the day care center. She doesn’t seem like she’s silently asking for help, or even like she is feeling uneasy. The Chesapeake retriever is simply enjoying her time in the water by slowly paddling with her front paws.
Upon a closer look, a second socially awkward dog can be spotted behind Beya. It seems that Odin, a shorthaired German Pointer also likes slow and awkward paddles.
In the pool around Beya and Odin, there are other retrievers, a German Sheppard, and a terrier. All of them are happily swimming around with tennis balls in their mouths, splashing everything and everybody in their way.
One of the other doggy day care residents even did a belly splash right next to Odin and Beya. Both of the dogs just continued to sit in their Dobby-like position, watching the person recording them.
Some internet dweller theorized that the dogs were not socially awkward, but in fact were in the middle of a training session. One social media user that shared the viral video pointed out that both Beya and Odin are behaving like very well trained dogs doing a trick and waiting for a reward.
However, the employees of the daycare declared that Beya’s way of having fun in the pool is to sit around, slowly paddling from time to time.
You can check out the viral video below.
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