A dog’s “instant regret” after being greeted by rain in the backyard has left the internet in stitches this week.
There are a few reasons our canine friends might not be the biggest fans of wet weather, according to Wagwalking.com. Experts suggest that rain can make dogs uncomfortable, while also making them afraid of getting into trouble with you.
If you’ve ever scolded your dog for muddying the house on a rainy day, he may remember it and associate wet weather with a scolding.
Of course, some puppies are big fans of all weather, and even if your dog is a bit reluctant, you can always teach them that rain isn’t such a bad thing or offer them a way to stay dry.
On July 1, dog owner Natasha from Atlanta, who goes by the TikTok username jindojourney, shared her dog SunMi’s video, which has since received more than 6 million views.
In the now-viral video, 3-year-old Korean Jindo dog SunMi runs through the house into the garden before her amused reaction to the wet weather is caught on camera as she looks back with her ears down. The text overlaid on the video reads: “The face of instant regret.”
Quickly running back to the house, the canine’s owner joked, “She will never forgive me for this.”
Natasha told him news week: “There is a squirrel in the backyard that comes to steal seeds from the bird feeder, so SunMi is always anxious to go out and chase the squirrel out of the yard.
“Every time she hears the door open, she comes running to go out to the backyard. But she doesn’t like the rain, so I decided to play a prank on her.”
When greeted with the rain, the dog hilariously narrowed her eyes, prompting commenters to joke, “She turned into a fox, she’s so cute,” while another TikTok user said, “I was so mad.” .
“She always gives me an angry look every time she runs outside and realizes it’s raining,” Natasha said. “But I didn’t expect her to look back over her shoulder and look at me and come stomping back like she did.”
With over 19,000 followers on TikTok, Natasha shares her life with SunMi, the purebred Jindo dog, in hopes that she will teach people about this rare breed.
“There is a lot of misinformation about the breed on the internet. So my pages share information about the breed and I like to help increase the visibility of Jindos in rescues that need foster care or adoption,” said Natasha.
Recognized by the American Kennel Club, the Jindo dog is a medium-sized canine that was originally bred on an island off the coast of South Korea. The dogs lived for years without restrictions on the island and developed hunting skills alongside their owners.
These special dogs have a strong hunting instinct and are known for their loyal and intelligent personalities.
SunMi isn’t the only pup to brave the elements and have second thoughts. Earlier this year, a Boston Terrier was captured making a sharp U-turn after braving freezing rain in Wales, UK.