German shepherd Sasha is part of the YouTube monkey subgenre and will bark or fondle its owners until they repeatedly play monkey videos for her in the evenings
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Everyone is obsessed with something—whether it’s a sport, a book series, or a TV show.
But it seems that animals can have obsessions too.
One dog owner has shared her dog’s special interest, claiming she gets grumpy when her owners stop her from getting her “daily fix.”
Speaking to Reddit, the woman explained how her German shepherd is obsessed with watching monkey videos on YouTube.
She said: “A few months ago I was watching some adorable monkey videos on YouTube when Sasha, our two-year-old dog, walked in and she was instantly hooked.
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“She was so engrossed in the videos that she sat wagging her tail for three the whole time. She even seemed annoyed when I had enough and switched to something else.
“A few days later I mentioned it to my partner and he wanted to see if it was really the monkeys or just a small animal on the screen.
“After testing them with other small animal videos like squirrels, we realized it’s definitely the monkeys.”
Unable to ever satisfy her dog’s monkey needs, the woman says Sasha will bark at her non-stop until she plays monkey videos on her phone.
“It’s gotten to the point where at night when we’re looking at something, she’ll bark and grope us until we either switch to her monkey videos,” she added.
“She will then happily lie down and watch her video. However, when it’s on the phone, she tries to lick it and pauses it. When that happens, she asks us to continue the break for her.
“Now, when we need to distract her for a few minutes, we ask her if she wants to watch monkeys. She runs to our bed, where we spend most of our television time.”
Puzzled by her dog’s interest in monkeys, the woman asked other Reddit users if their dogs had an unusual obsession.
One user said: “My dog loves watching videos of other dogs hiking in the woods. It probably reminds them of their own adventures.”
Another added: “My dog can watch TV too and he loves all videos with all kinds of bugs.
“He tries to look behind the TV to find the animal, or he looks to the side of the TV as the camera pans to find his new pal.
“But he always gets too excited and you have to play with him a bit because he gets all tense up – like a cat if you pet him too much.”
A third said: “Maybe she sees her humanity? How does she react to videos of human infants? Maybe she thinks they have to be human ‘puppies’? Either way absolutely adorable. My dog loves to watch any kind of animal on TV.”
Does your dog have an unusual obsession? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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