Two workmen rushed to help a woman whose furry companion ‘died’ only to find out the stubborn pooch was only staging a lie-down protest for not going on his favorite route.
43-year-old Michele Bilsland had agreed to take her Old English Bulldog on a shorter walk because of the bad weather in their area.
However, Begbie the bulldog pinned himself down and didn’t want to move after realizing they wouldn’t go on his favorite walking route.
Two heroic workmen driving past immediately pulled over after seeing the dropped dead pooch.
Speaking about Begbie’s favorite route, Michele said: “The woods he likes are up the hill but we’d turned left because the weather was stormy so he knew I was walking him down the way just towards the village.
“When he’s not going where he wants he just throws himself on the floor and then he doesn’t move and turns his head away in disgust.
“He’d done it seconds before the guys in the van came up that road.
“I think they were a father and son who just parked up straight away and asked ‘are you alright love? What’s happened?”
“Because Begbie was on the floor and his head was turned away they thought he’d died on me.
“I told them he was fine and just having a tantrum and sulking so he wouldn’t move because he was playing dead.
“I thanked them and they laughed when they realized he was just sulking – I just waited for him to get up.”
After a minute or two of protesting, Begbie conceded defeat and walked along the road.
“I’ve got used to it now so I know not to drag him along. After around a minute he just got up under his own steam but then did the same again a little later on,” Michele shared.
“He’s adorable and full-on in a nice way, he’s full of energy, very opinionated and such a character. It’s such a lovely, unique side to him – I can’t get frustrated at him.”
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