If you're anything like me, when you see a headline that reads "People Who Look Like Their Dogs," you probably read it. And you get a kick out of how much like our pets we can, indeed, look.
But I don't believe I've ever seen a story where the dog looked like a human! Until now. Meet Yogi, who does a near-perfect imitation of a person in a dog-suit!
Although Yogi is definitely not a dog-human hybrid, his almond-shaped eyes with upper and lower eyelids, fluffy "eyebrows," and fleshy lips certainly contribute to the human look.
The reaction on the web has been pretty funny. Here's a smattering of what has been posted on Reddit.
"This is the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen."
"I call bs. I hope it is anyway, I'm trying to sleep here."
"This is deeply unsettling..."
"It looks like Nicolas Cage dressed as an Ewok."
"I'd feel weird petting it."
"I laughed, then I got uncomfortable, now I'm rocking back and forth desperately trying to convince myself it's just a face swap."
Not all pictures of Yogi look so human, though. His owner, Chantal Desjardins doesn't even see it at all, saying, "Looking at him, normally I don’t see it!" Yet two of her friends definitely do. "He looks like there is a human in that dog body," one friend wrote. "Why does one look like you did a human face swap? It’s freaking me out," added another.
Some pictures of Yogi only look like an adorable dog, doing dog things. Like barking at another dog. You know, dog stuff.
Chantal thinks its all pretty funny. Unless you catch him at a certain angle and groomed a certain way, he just looks like her little friend. She certainly doesn't think he's freaky. She knows that whatever other people may think, he's perfect to her.
Share Yogi's story and get a conversation going with your friends. What do you think? Does he look like a human to you? Have you ever seen an animal that looked more like a person? I know I haven't!