The internet has been left abuzz with three Chihuahuas having a ‘meeting’ behind their owner’s back, after a video of their secret meeting went viral on social media.
In the video, shared on TikTok on Tuesday by the dogs’ owner, under the username Chihuahuaab, the three dogs – Alfie, Bella and Coco – can all be seen running towards the living room fireplace, taking a seat as the meeting begins.
The viral clip is accompanied by a caption that reads, “When the dogs have a meeting without you.” The dog’s owner also commented, “I can’t believe they staged a meeting behind my back.”
According to experts, dogs can understand each other. Dogs communicate with each other through a system of common signals. These are mostly based on body language, such as the movement and positioning of the ears and tail, and their positioning in relation to other dogs, according to pet advice website The Spruce Pets.
Their language allows them not only to communicate and understand each other, but also to resolve conflicts. In fact, they also have soothing cues that ward off fights.
Canine communication is a complex system primarily based on body language, vocalization and olfactory cues. A dog’s barking can communicate many different messages such as excitement, fear, need for food or water, etc.
Olfactory signals do not require the presence of the dog to convey a message. In fact, the scent of urination can be left behind to alert other dogs to their presence.
The video quickly caught on with animal lovers across the platform, receiving over 410,400 views and 28,400 likes in less than two days.
One user, Becca, commented: “by invitation only”.
Another user, happykels, wrote, “Hope this meeting isn’t about you!” And Teejay said, “They’re talking about who’s working overtime at the Frito factory.” Petty Labelle added: “They looked at you like ‘you can’t sit with us. “
Scoopysnax joked, “OK, we’re having a reunion on all the barking that’s happened, there’s nothing to bark about.” And VidGarcia67 said, “Better give them extra treats before bedtime!” The one with all the keys added, “Not them waiting for you to leave before they start [the meeting].”
Newsweek contacted Chihuahuaab for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.
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