Many people can understand that a lost pet is an extremely anxious matter for any owner; because of this, whenever we see a posting or a sign that seems to indicate a missing animal, we will subconsciously pay more attention to it.
A few days ago, social media user Rou Lin shared a “lost dog” sign on a Facebook group, which showed a photo of a cute Corgi, with large Chinese characters written atop: “Have you seen my dog?”
The adorable photo paired with the worrying words led many to express concern for the animal.
However, a closer look revealed another, smaller line of words at the bottom of the picture, explaining, “It’s not lost, it’s just too cute and I just wanted you to see it!
Apparently, the post is not a notice for a missing dog, just a funny owner trying to “fish for compliments” through the cuteness of their dog.
As soon as the post was published, it attracted a lot of likes and comments from social media users who commented, “I’ve been cheated!” while others said it’s a transparent attempt to brag.
Some also vowed to show off their dog in that way too, while another jokingly said that the owner was a little too cocky.
Others pointed out that sharing this type of signs are OK, but reminded that the owner should tear down the paper after some time and recycle it.
One social media user also worried that with a dog as cute as this, more exposure to the public could spell danger for it as many would be enticed to steal the cute puppy.