Fall can only mean one thing: Halloween. And there’s nothing more fun than decorating your house with pumpkins, spiders, and creepy ghouls.
It’s understandable that some people might be scared of certain Halloween decorations. But for one little pup, there was only one thing that he was terrified of: a mini pumpkin.
The sweet puppy in question became an online sensation after his artist mom shared an adorable video of him which soon went viral. Known as JackieOcean on YouTube, the devoted dog mom took to the popular video platform to share the hilarious reaction that Bilbo the 9-week old Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy had to the miniature pumpkin.
Jackie had been decorating her house in preparation for Halloween when she just so happened to place a small pumpkin on the floor. It’s safe to say that she was not expecting such a reaction from Bilbo!
The little pup really believed that he had met his match – and he needed to teach that pumpkin a lesson.
Bilbo simply couldn’t understand why this random orange object had appeared on the floor. This was his house and his territory, and the pumpkin had so rudely turned up uninvited. He had determined that this new addition to the house wasn’t a toy- so he promptly decided that he didn’t like it.
Bilbo might be small, but he has a big bark! He can see that the pumpkin is even smaller than him, so surely his bark will scare it away?
Since the pumpkin is, well, a pumpkin, it remains firmly in its place, and this simply infuriates Bilbo even more. He boops his nose onto the pumpkin – a clear message to say “go on, get outta here!” but yet again, the pumpkin doesn’t move an inch.
It’s time for Bilbo to try a new strategy.
Bilbo’s new tactic involves sitting and waiting for something to happen. Like a lion stalking its prey, he sits as quietly as possible, in the hopes that he’ll get a rise out of the pumpkin. But after a few uneventful moments pass, he loses patience and begins to bark once more.
The hilarious video is only a minute long, but we can’t help wondering how long the stand-off between Bilbo and the pumpkin lasted for. Did he eventually tire of the boring orange object invading his territory, or did his mom end up having to take the pumpkin away?
This dog must not be a fan of Halloween.
It turns out that Bilbo’s behavior towards the pumpkin isn’t totally unusual. As Corgis are bred as shepherds, they’re used to having control and authority over other animals. They are often territorial and protective, so Bilbo’s reaction to the pumpkin was a perfectly normal one! Though still, admittedly, hilarious.
Bilbo must have thought that the pumpkin was some kind of intruder – and he couldn’t understand why it wasn’t following his authoritative commands.
The hilarious video was posted back in September 2015, but it’s still popular today. Unsurprisingly, it’s now been viewed over 4.5 million times, people from all over the world have left comments saying just how much they love Bilbo. You can watch the video for yourself down below.
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