It was the season for spooky scares, and this beagle was just lying on the couch. Naturally, he was an irresistible target. So, with that in mind, the man prepared his Halloween skeleton and poked its skull around the door. The dog’s reaction was almost instant.
The previously-mentioned dog is called Maymo, and he’s a big star on the internet. In fact, he’s the canine celebrity of his very own YouTube channel, with 549,000 subscribers. And there’s a very good reason for that: it’s because Maymo is hilarious.
The six-year-old lemon beagle is famous for his humorous antics, which are sometimes shared with his sister, Penny. He is also often at the mercy of his human, who likes to prank Maymo with props and costumes. Maymo is a very good sport about it all, though.
For example, on October 25, 2016, Maymo’s human included the beagle in some spooky Halloween festivities. Maymo was just lying on the couch, minding his own business. But something wasn’t right – he had escaped the usual horror of wearing a funny doggie costume, and everything seemed so… normal.
And that’s when it happened. Maymo sensed something in the doorway behind him. But despite the beagle’s highly tuned prank reflexes, he didn’t spot the skeleton lurking in the next room. Nevertheless, he knew something was there, so he went into guard dog mode.
However, while Maymo was looking for things that go bump in the night, he missed the one behind the couch. The sneaky skeleton’s head appeared out of sight, and again, it was too fast for Maymo. By the time he spun around, the intruder was gone.
The prankster struck a third time, just when Maymo settled down on the couch for another nap. However, this time the skeleton revealed itself! That’s when brave Maymo sprang into action and leapt after the intruder with a fearsome battle cry (and a wagging tail).
What followed was a battle for the ages – the skeleton didn’t stand a chance against Maymo’s inquisitive snout. Indeed, the beagle got in some devastating nose boops against his plastic opponent. And yet, the skeleton refused to submit, even against a wet doggo nose.
It’s up for debate what kind of monster could withstand such an attack, but the skeleton was resilient. It also managed to come back from Maymo’s next cunning battle plan: the nibble. With no nose to target, Maymo had to settle for an eye socket.
The barrage of cute eventually repelled the skeleton, but soon it returned with a vengeance. Maymo was over his initial fright, though. The scene that followed was more Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” than Dawn of the Dead. There was even a dance number.
The video ends with Maymo sharing the couch with his newfound skeletal friend, until it falls on him. And then he runs away. But it’s loveable reactions like these that have captured the hearts of fans across the internet. His YouTube description confirms it, too.
His unidentified human wrote: “Maymo is a seriously funny dog, made famous by his extremely cute and derpy activities. His videos have appeared on major television shows and websites.” One of those websites was Beagle Daily, which featured Maymo on June 26, 2013.
Furthermore, they even got to talk with the star himself. The lure of biscuits proved too much for Maymo, and in an exclusive interview, he revealed some personal truths. It’s an eye-opening look into the mind of the global phenomenon that is Maymo.
After much begging, pleading and lots of biscuits exchanging paws, Maymo the Youtube sensation agreed to spend some time with us humans. So please enjoy this insightful adventure into the soul of Maymo the lemon beagle, as reported by the Beagle Daily.
The beagle revealed his true motivation for becoming an internet sensation: he’s following his stomach. “I’d like to say I’m inspired by a need to save all the starving children of the world,” Maymo explained. “But mostly it’s just a biscuit dangling in front of me.”
That doesn’t mean Maymo has no altruism, though. Quite the opposite, in fact. He revealed that he was interested in improving the standard of living for his fellow dogs. This revelation came when Beagle Daily asked Maymo about his favorite things.
“My favorite things are lobbying the government to end thunderstorms,” he replied. “[As well as] rolling around on dead things, and sniffing my sister’s behind.” In addition to his philanthropy, Maymo has expressed an interest in a quieter life – at least for a little while.
“I think about vacation all the time,” he told the Beagle Daily. “I’d love to go to a very warm place with festering trash in the streets.” When Maymo was asked what he would take with him, he answered, “My stuffed Freddy Krueger.”
“He brings me much comfort, and from what I understand is a global symbol of good will to all.” Indeed, it’s hard to find fault with the logic of such an informed and worldly canine as Maymo. So what’s next for the superstar?
You can follow the adventures of Maymo and Penny on Maymo’s social media accounts. They’re currently conquering not only YouTube, but also Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Give them a visit, though here’s a fair warning: you might find their world too irresistibly cute to leave.