A golden retriever named Duke has gone viral for disobeying his owner’s curfew, heading to the family pool for a nighttime swim instead.
In a video shared on TikTok by the dog’s owner, who goes by the name Kimberlyclark78, he can be seen relaxing in the pool while ignoring his owner’s attempts to call him.
“It’s 9 o’clock at night. What are you doing in the pool? It’s not time to go swimming. It’s not Saturday. Today is Tuesday, man “, said the owner of Duke in the video.
The dog still hasn’t come out of the pool after being reprimanded yet again, and has actually managed to convince its owner to play fetch late at night in the pool.
“Ah, here’s the alligator,” the dog’s owner said, while Duke refused to give him a high five because he still wasn’t done playing with his ball.
The video, which was first posted on Wednesday, has garnered a lot of attention online, receiving over 630,000 views, 78,000 likes and over 1,200 comments.
According to a recent survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs are still the most beloved animal in the United States. About 38% of American households own a dog, and there are approximately 76 million pet dogs in the country.
Golden retrievers are very affectionate dogs, according to the American Kennel Club, and they’re great with children and with other pets. They are among the most popular breeds in the country and live an average of 10 to 12 years.
Most users loved the video and the dog. One user, doris19653, commented: “Love him, sit back and drink some wine, chill with him.” And JuliaFaithh03 added, “Love how you gave in so quickly.”
Another user, TRich51, said, “Duke said it was hot like it was Saturday.” And ChrisCS agreed with Duke that “night swims are best!” Kellyl026 said: “Duke cracks me up!”
“But mom, every day is a good day for swimming, beautiful baby,” Tammy Wilson joked. And Nikki Stamper emphasized, “Duke is living his best life, I love you Duke.” Alexanelson33 said, “Hahahahaha, Duke really needed that night swim.”
Another user, called Ohio Sharon, wrote, “Hey Duke tell mom it’s the best time to go for a swim. We always have! Have fun Duke!” And Debbie Myers858pretty feet said: “Duke enjoy the peace and quiet and bathe, leave that baby alone”
“OMG he’s still in that pool lol,” DC7032 commented. And nela said, “If I had a pool like this, I’d be there all the time as a duke.” Dianeplume279 said, “Tuesday is the new Saturday. Duke is changing the rules.”
“Duke man, this is the day you want it to be. Don’t listen to him!” said Maysie Pupper Fluffer. And nezz14070 added, “I just got soaked mommy! Calm down and give me a ball or a treat.” Gurleen Atwal said, “Dogs are literally the best thing ever.”
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