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Pretending to faint to see how your dog will react is an actual thing now

We are through the looking glass.

CHECKING IN ON trends from around the world can be a delightfully eye-opening experience.

So prepare yourself for the latest from Japan.

According to Fox in Australia and Buzzfeed there is now a legitimate trend where dog owners pretend to faint to see what their pooch does – whilst filming the reaction.

This Twitter video has over 120,000 retweets, and shows how it works

Full video here.

The little dog just keeps on strolling, probably aware that the owner is acting the shite

doggiewalking Source: Twitter

All the tweets from FOX and Buzzfeed can be translated from Japanese into this phrase: “reaction when the owner has fallen suddenly.”

Which seems to sum up the game

If you can’t see the video click here.

On further investigation, people do seem interested in their pets’ reactions

One of the tweets from Japan shows this little pup running to the aid of its owner

Good doggie

pup2 Source: Twitter

The coverage has even got people trying it for themselves

We are through the looking glass now.

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