As the Mannequin Challenge takes social media by storm, a Boxer is showing many Americans it’s time to step up their game.
Ryan Thomas, who calls himself a “stay at home dog dad” on Twitter, recorded video of his Boxer performing a number of tasks while standing stone-still as Rae Sremmurd's Black Beatles plays in the background.
Thomas tweeted the video on Nov. 15, and as of Thursday it had over 180,000 retweets.
“My dog has the best #MannequinChallange,” Thomas said in the Tweet.
In the video, the Boxer sits motionless on a couch with a chip balanced on his nose and a bag of Doritos in his lap. In another shot, he stands at the oven with an oven mitt on his paw and stares at the oven.
Thomas told KOAM-TV his dog, Boston, is trained to "stay" no matter what.
For those of us who have zero-control over our dogs, this is unfathomable. What training went into getting Boston to stay so still?
Why didn’t the dog eat the Doritos balanced on his nose?
While the video leaves so many answers for those of us with shaky dog-obedience records, one thing is clear: It’s time to step up your Mannequin Challenge game, friends.
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