Imagine walking into a room only to see your pooch sittin’ upright like a hooman. Your reaction? Well, one owner named Brittany put it this way: “My dog is a weirdo bro.” She posted the caption with a hilarious pic on Twitter and it went viral with a whopping 1.2M likes and 192K retweets.

It soon turned out that Brittany is not the only parent whose beloved doggo acts like he ain’t one. Apparently, sitting like a human with an uncanny resemblance is a trick many dogs do. The motif remains unknown, but it doesn’t make the sight any less hilarious. "Man tell him to pay the bills that ain't no dog,” said one caption. So, let’s take a look at the viral Twitter thread of dogs being weird, aka acting hooman and loving it.

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Lasagne I
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4 months ago

looks like my pop when u change the channel while he is asleep lmao

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Kaeden
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4 months ago

LOL! That looks soooo weird!

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Bored Panda spoke with Tamsin, the mom of the dog named Rhubarb in the image above, about the hilarious moment she spotted her sitting like a human.

“It was in the morning, my partner and I have been working from home and we put on the TV in the background whilst we work, and we looked up,” recounted Tamsin, “and noticed her sitting upright on the sofa watching the program with us.” Tamsin thought it was absolutely hilarious, especially as her Cavapoo dog was only 4 months old at the time. “It was such funny behavior for a puppy.”

And it’s not the only human-like thing Rhubarb does. “She loves watching TV, she often groans if you do something she doesn't agree with, which is quite funny, and she loves to stand on two feet.” Yep, not only does she sit like a hooman, she walks like one too.

Tamsin isn’t sure where this behavior is coming from, but she guesses “with all of us being at home during lockdown, our dogs are picking up on people behaviors.”

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Daria B
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4 months ago

Wants to have a talk with you. Like father and son, you know... has words of wisdom to share with your young self.

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Evelína Zlá
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4 months ago

Who´s a good boy/girl... :)

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Doggi
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4 months ago

Cutie little boy!!

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When it comes to dogs, the reason for most of their behavioral quirks remains unknown. But Wag Walking blog on pets suggests that some dogs “have grown to develop an anatomical preference for sitting in different positions, especially those with long hind legs and top-heavy bodies.”

And even if this human-like posture doesn’t look particularly comfy for the dog, it may offer “some relief to hip or back stress, typically by supporting the lumbar region and centering the weight of a dog’s chest over the rest of the body.”

Another possible explanation is that by sitting upright, dogs stand at a higher vantage point and show signs of dominance.

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Lasagne I
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4 months ago

looks like its trying to show of their body

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bossy
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4 months ago

lol hows he/she siting like that

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Rosa Rose
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4 months ago

It's a dogloaf :o

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Lasagne I
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4 months ago (edited)

haha i love this thanks for making my day little guy

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Doggi
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4 months ago

Leia, my friend, u are not normal.

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Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

When your boss hands you more work at 4:30pm.

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Doggi
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4 months ago

Imagine the possibilities if he only had a leotard.

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Jill Ferguson
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4 months ago

Those human looking eyes. Amazing.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Just not used to having long, long legs.

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eli yete
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4 months ago

Cute

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Isn't he? Such a sweet baby at that.

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Doggi
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4 months ago

It looks like he’s trying to read his future!

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago

ouchward dog

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Kristen Paspali
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4 months ago

Put that cat on a diet, poor thing

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Shelby McClain
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4 months ago

And there it is again from Maria... lol cute pic dog looks perfectly fine have had dogs live 15 years who sit this way and never had any issues and visited the vet Multiple times a year.

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eli yete
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4 months ago

So cute

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Doggi
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4 months ago

That that...that FACE!!

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Come up some time and see me.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Now this one needs an infant car seat.

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Tracey Hirt
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4 months ago

Basically: "Mine not only does this, but also falls asleep (the same white chest).

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Please fetch my sunglasses. I'm feeling the Ralph Lauren ones today.

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Tracey Hirt
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4 months ago

But she’s staring at you with total adoration! ❤️❤️

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Doggi
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4 months ago

Such a little derp

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Doggi
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4 months ago

Puploaf 2nd photo

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Tahani
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4 months ago

Cruelly cropped ears....

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

I can't see anything but that face.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Melt your heart. He has no idea he's a cat.

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Kathy Baylis
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4 months ago

My dog Scruffy might not sit like a human, but his feet are like a human’s, only, well, different since he has two sets. He’s pigeon-toed in front (his front feet toes pointing in: \ /) and slew-footed in back (his back feet toes pointing out: / \).

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Fred and George Weasley
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4 months ago

chonk

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Evelína Zlá
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4 months ago

He/she is doing yoga... obvisously.

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Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

It's hard chasing squirles all day.

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MJ
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4 months ago

Oh don't mind me, I'm just pleasuring myself. Voyeur much?!?...

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Attempting some degree of modesty.

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Pretty face. So soulful.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

So cute. He needs a bow tie and a vest. Perhaps his pipe.

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Rich Sobel
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4 months ago

If your dog is around 6.5 years old he/she could very well be our pups sibling!

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Lasagne I
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4 months ago

about to box someone

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ebony1k124 touch
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4 months ago

New yoga pose - Belly flopped broken dog.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

That's a poseable toy!

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

I was hoping to see a Great Dane here. So tall when they sit up and so delicious.

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DYspLay ARt
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4 months ago

What a sweetie!!!

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Weim Central
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4 months ago

Those are magnificent ears!

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Uh oh. I think he's about to give you your performance review.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Are you sure that's not your uncle who's just put you in his will?

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Monty Is Fiennes
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4 months ago

My boy is similar, he likes things to brush against him, dresses or skirts ...he will stand close to me so that the hem is over his back. And then walk around with me like that, makes it difficult to do anything. Also approves of curtains, sheets on the line and low hanging foliage.

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Showing off her tattoo.

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Does this make it easier to breathe?

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earringnut
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4 months ago

Scooby after too many Scooby snacks.

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Shelbs
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4 months ago

she is so stinkin cute!

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Tornadoroo
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4 months ago

Yoga Class 101

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DYspLay ARt
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4 months ago

Woooooow...OK

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BeazleBug
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4 months ago

Supper common posture for pugs...almost as common as the sitting on just one side with outer leg straight out position.

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Zoe's Mom
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4 months ago

WHAT A BEAUTY

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Laura Kat
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4 months ago

Zis is how za French seet.

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Mii
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4 months ago

Why do they censor a dog???

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

And then you have to carry your toddler up to bed.

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