During the lockdown, people are trying to find various ways to brighten up their dull lives, often diving right into the depths of the internet to find an entertaining gem. That’s why it’s unsurprising that these days, wholesome and funny videos are being shared more often than not and the latest viral hit might just be this adorable puppy.
Someone filmed a cute bulldog staring through a painted fence into the street and shared the footage online, where it has since been reshared and gathered thousands of likes. And while for most of the people who watched the video, the pup remained a cute anonymous moment, we dug deeper and found out the dog’s identity. Turns out, the critter in the video is from Gråsten, Denmark and his name is Bogart!
Bogart’s owner, Ranveig Bjørklid Levinsen, decided to brighten everyone’s mood during the Cᴏʀᴏɴᴀᴠɪʀᴜs ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ, and came up with a brilliant idea to paint costumes on the fence for her dog. Similar to a photo stand-in you’d find at a carnival where you stick your head through a hole, Levinsen paint a jester hat on one hole and a kingly getup on another.
Well… actually she has two dogs: Winston and Bogart. Winston is actually Bogart’s mother. So the fence accordingly has two holes and two costumes, so they can peek out of them simultaneously.
“We are living close to a walking path, so many people pass by every day, and the dogs are just so curious,” Levinsen explained. “To prevent them from skipping the fence, we made the holes, but even if it was funny to see them from the other side, I just thought it would look even funnier if we painted something,” she revealed how the paintings appeared on the fence.
When asked about the reaction from the people, Levinsen said that it’s been overwhelming. She also added that complete strangers reach out to her to tell that they think her dog and the fence painting are hilarious. “I, myself, am blown away that my little dog has gone viral—just because he looks goofy,” she concluded.
“Bogart has gone viral in Denmark—he has also got on one of Denmark’s biggest influencers’ Instagram profile, and now I can see that he’s [on] a Norwegian dog group too.”