Weimaraners are an active and excitable dog breed that have one trait that sets them apart from others: they constantly need attention. And if they’re not getting that attention, they aren’t happy campers.
A rescued Weimaraner named Gus is a great example of this. This cute dog with big eyes and lots of patience is always willing to put in the effort to get his beloved owner’s attention.
And the results are often adorable!
The Weimaraner Club of America states,
“It’s hard to generalize about the Weimaraner personality but a core trait, that runs in the veins of all of them, is that they are people–centric. They love the company of humans to the point that they will follow you around your house like a second shadow. Weimaraners are always underfoot, curious, wanting to be involved in your activities.”
Gus’ owner wanted to have a little fun with Gus and see what Gus would do if he did not look at him.From the very beginning, Gus does not like this game.
Gus is up on his two back legs because his two front legs are on his owner’s lap in the chair. Gus is letting his owner know that he is there and wants all his attention.
The owner will look randomly look at Gus and this makes Gus even more impatient. He tries putting a paw on his owner’s shoulder to get his attention, but nothing is working. Gus only gets short eye contact and no pets or conversation.
So, Gus tries a new tactic by trying to ignore his owner too, but still staying where he is too.
This game of who can ignore each other the longest does not last long.
Gus cannot help but give in.
Gus’ tail is wagging throughout the whole exchange, showing that he is too excited to ignore his owner.
The next best option is to bark at him. This gets his owner’s attention but not long enough for Gus. When this does not work, Gus decides his dad is not worth his attention anymore.
He tries to pat his legs to get Gus back up, but he is not budging. Gus has changed his attention to his human mom behind the camera.
He is going to stare her down until he gets the attention he deserves and wants.
She really has his attention once she starts whispering to him,
“Do you want food? Are you hungry? What do you want? Go get your dish.”
The mention of food will get any dog’s attention.
Gus gets closer to the kitchen counter, letting her know he definitely wants food. He does budge to get his dish though.
After being ignored by his dad, he wants his mom to serve him because he deserves the extra attention after that game of silence. It does not take Gus long to run away. Hopefully, he is getting a dish and getting his rightfully deserved meal.
This funny video quickly went viral and has been watched over 10 million times. The video also has over four thousand comments. Such as,
“Those are the sweetest most expressive eyes, you can see the love, trust and innocence in them. He’s a great looking dog as well. Beautiful coat.”
“Man: looks away for a second
Dog: k we are divorcing”
“Oh the way he puts his hand on your shoulder is so sweet.”
Gus is a funny dog who knows just what he wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. We should all aspire to be like Gus.
Check out the cute video below!
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