Max the dog achieved what every dog one day hopes to do. He caught his tail while chasing it.
However, what Max was not prepared for was the total and complete existential crisis that would strike as soon as he caught the ever-coveted tail.
Take a look:
My friend’s dog, Max, finally caught its tail, and then didn’t know what to do with itself anymore. https://t.co/Cl2HOZimW0— Satellite Man Law Man (@Satellite Man Law Man)1555694165.0
Dogs chase their tails for a myriad of different reasons. For the most part, they hardly recognize it as a part of their body, so they're curious about it.
Max catches his tail and realizes it is part of him, so when he drags it with him into the next room, the rest of his body has to follow.
@omw2innisfree My girl Aoife did the same thing https://t.co/cGPEy9NEFn— Mairéad Lynn (@Mairéad Lynn)1555748069.0
@omw2innisfree We call it the crab walk https://t.co/zsLEgpsQ25— .H. (@.H.)1555744239.0
@omw2innisfree @imcharlottegirl It's the journey, not the destination.— Rob Swystun (@Rob Swystun)1555741799.0
@omw2innisfree He's off to bury it 🤷♂️— reckless monkey 🐵 (@reckless monkey 🐵)1555717352.0
Dogs also love chasing their tails because it amuses their owners, and dogs love making their owners laugh.
@omw2innisfree That pupper just had an existential and midlife crisis all at once. 😳— Michael Swanson (@Michael Swanson)1555752171.0
@omw2innisfree The dog: https://t.co/FOQPqQBt7s— Miss Y 💋 (@Miss Y 💋)1555746228.0
@omw2innisfree Hahaha. That's so bloody funny. He basically dragged himself out of the room by his tail. 😂— Over The Sea In Skye (@Over The Sea In Skye)1555739646.0
@omw2innisfree I love how he walks away with it, "It's all mine & nobody else is having any of it."— Lizzy Snow (@Lizzy Snow)1555753580.0
@omw2innisfree @APBBlue I'm deceased— Eric Geller (@Eric Geller)1555767199.0
@omw2innisfree https://t.co/LnPjcI1Zcu— Trish Ward (@Trish Ward)1555760620.0
@omw2innisfree @Ha_Tanya OMG— Katie Mack (@Katie Mack)1555725277.0
Do humans really deserve dogs?
@omw2innisfree @kaclk That’s it. Nothing is better than this video. https://t.co/aWAMXL6aeQ— NotMarkHamill (@NotMarkHamill)1555775394.0
@omw2innisfree @Dandy_and_a_Fop The journey is ..over. 😥— 𝑀𝒾𝓈𝑔𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔𝓈 (@𝑀𝒾𝓈𝑔𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔𝓈)1555714363.0
@omw2innisfree https://t.co/OpqmkXSYs2— Niki Vasileva 🎄 (@Niki Vasileva 🎄)1555789086.0
@omw2innisfree Dogs are everything.— Satu Runa (@Satu Runa)1555742860.0
@omw2innisfree @CrowleyAntmarga Omg, that's funny 😂😂😂😂😂 I showed it to my daughter and she is giggling like crazy 😍😍😍— Hear Me Roar (@Hear Me Roar)1555856374.0
We really wonder what ran through Max's head when he finally caught the golden tail.