When it comes to finding weird, ridiculous or seemingly unnecessary trends, you can pretty much spin the globe and press your finger anywhere on Japan. The country that gave us cat cafes, a cats-only Street View and Crayola-colored fast food (not everything has to do with cats) has now unleashed one more strange thing onto the internet – literally. Twitter users in Japan are filming themselves after they pretend to faint, dropping their dogs’ leashes and then recording their pets reactions.
How this became a cool or popular thing to do is anyone’s guess. As far as the dogs are concerned, most seem like they really don’t care, some try to escape and others stand around looking confused (although that was my last dog’s default expression, even when I wasn’t facedown on the pavement). Here are a few examples of what we’re talking about:
飼い主がいきなり倒れた時の反応 やってみた????笑 pic.twitter.com/Mglz2H5Wmj
— 泉里 (@Sen2472) September 13, 2015
飼い主がいきなり倒れた時の反応 やってみた… pic.twitter.com/U3bg6ZBQN6
— 東谷かな (@gashitani42) September 15, 2015
— たかけん@10月16、17日東京 (@gunsli_aaron) September 13, 2015