This story about Ruby, the dog that pets other dogs, can be the midweek pick-me-up you didn’t know you needed, but just a little early this week. 🙂
Ruby is a German Shorthaired Pointer who went viral on Reddit for this video showing her petting the other dogs attending her daycare. The video has garnered over 81,000 upvotes and 730 comments.
Some dog owners commented on the video saying their dogs do it too. Some people say they think it is a sign of submission, while others say it is a sign to play.
CallMeBigPapaya commented, “My dog does this too. I think it’s almost always her attempt to test the waters for wrestling. If the other dog also raises their paw up to her then it’s f***** go time.”
Another Reddit user called CertainlyForgetful said, “My dog does the same. About half the time it’s because he wants to play and the other half is because he’s either trying to get their attention or wants them to calm down.”
Have you ever seen a dog do this?