Hysterics as golden retriever watches scary movie with her ’emotional support pillow’

September 15, 2023

A puppy called Ellie has melted hearts on social media after a video of her reaction to watching a scary movie with her owner went viral, reports Newsweek.

In the video shared on TikTok on Sunday, September 10, by her owner, Connor, under the username @elliestiktokfeed, the golden retriever can be seen lying down on an armchair in front of the TV watching Jurassic Park with her owner. As a scary scene pops up on the screen, Ellie can be seen hugging and biting her pillow, as if looking for some moral support.

The hilarious clip, which was quickly viewed by millions of people across social media, comes with a caption that reads: “Scary movies with Ellie: part 1.

e puppy’s owner told Newsweek: “Ellie is a golden retriever from Toronto, Canada, born in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I got her on December 28, 2022 so she is almost nine months old, and it was the best decision I ever made.

“She has quite the personality, from woofing at me whenever I try to tell her no, trying to jump on top of and dominate my partner’s Great Danes, to sitting down beside me on the couch to watch TV. She’s my best pal, and I don’t know what I would do without her.”

If you have a dog, you have probably caught them staring at your TV like Ellie, but have you ever wondered whether they can see what’s on it? It turns out that dogs not only make out what’s on TV, but also can tell if there is another canine in the program that they are watching.

Research shows that dogs are able to recognize other canines visually. A study on animal cognition published in Science Daily in 2013 found that nine dogs were able to distinguish others, regardless of breed, among pictures of other species by using visual cues alone.

However, even though they can see what’s on TV, they don’t picture it the way we do. According to animal website PetMD, a dog’s eyes are very different from human ones. Their vision isn’t as sharp as ours, and experts describe it as being “closer to 20/75 than 20/20,” which, PetMD says “may explain why they prefer to sit closer to the TV than we do, it helps keep the images sharp.”

Dogs also see colors differently. While it is not true that they can see only black and white, according to the American Kennel Club, dogs have dichromatic vision, which means they can discern only two colors, blue and yellow, and shades of these.

The video quickly went viral on social media, getting viewers from across TikTok. It has so far received over 15.3 million views and more than 2.7 million likes on the platform.

Research contact: @Newsweek