We’re all guilty of talking to our pets. And while often our communicative attempts seem to go unnoticed, some things we say get an instant reaction – with calling a pet a “good boy” or “good girl” being one way to get an adorable response. At least, that’s what a recent reddit feed has shown.
It all began in December 2016, when redditor JavaReallySucks posted two snaps of his dog – and the images showed that the white pooch’s face switched from docile to sheer delight after receiving a “good boy” compliment. In any case, that’s what it looks like to us. After all, the dog’s eyes narrowed with apparent happiness, and his pink tongue lolled out from his open mouth.
In a matter of days, the cute post had attracted over 1,000 comments. Many of them came from fellow pet owners sharing similar joyous photos of praised puppies. And among them was this transformation from snarling savage to adorable doe-eyed doggie in the blink of an eye.
The simple compliment seemed to bring out the cheeky side of some creatures. For instance, this little Chihuahua couldn’t resist sticking his tongue out upon hearing the words of admiration.