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Mom tells boxer it’s time for bed and argument ensues
He had a lot to say to his mom.
Rachel Shapiro
09.03.21

Parents of toddlers know that sometimes, even if their little one is exhausted, they’ll refuse to go to bed. And it turns out, it’s not just toddlers who do this. Dogs do too!

A dog owner named Roxanne has experience with this first-hand. Her smart boxer doesn’t like going to bed alone. And so, even when he’s tired, he’ll argue with Roxanne so he doesn’t have to sleep alone!

Roxanne Miller via YouTube
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Roxanne Miller via YouTube

Since she wasn’t sure if people would believe her, Roxanne Miller just had to share video proof of what she goes through every night with her boxer.

She wrote on YouTube,

“He goes through this routine every night – the more tired he is, the more red his eyes are …. He doesn’t like to go to bed alone, he thinks I need to be there, so he can lay his head on my feet …. I’ve owned three boxers – this one is the smartest and most argumentative ….”

Roxanne Miller via YouTube
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Roxanne Miller via YouTube

And it is quite the ritual.

He starts out by staring intently at his owner while she sits in her chair in the living room. When the staring doesn’t get him what he wants, he moves on to looking in the direction of another room hopefully.

When that also fails, he comes up to Roxanne and gives an annoyed huff. This woman must be made of steel because she still doesn’t budge from her seat.

Realizing that he has to go to desperate measures, the dog begins to vocalize his irritation with a whine.

When Roxanne asks him why he doesn’t just go to bed on his own, the response is a longer and more intense whine. He even barks at her and looks hopeful, his big eyes looking between her and the direction of his bed.

Roxanne Miller via YouTube
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Roxanne Miller via YouTube

He really does look tired by this point, with his eyes circled in red, but he keeps standing there giving his very articulate argument.

He huffs and whines and jumps around a bit before sitting back down, defeated. He has pretty much decided that if she isn’t going to bed, then he isn’t going to bed.

However, the exhaustion eventually wins out and he turns around and walks into a room alone. We feel his pain.

Proof that dogs are absolutely lovable, even when they’re tired.

Roxanne Miller via YouTube
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Roxanne Miller via YouTube

The video has been re-uploaded to Facebook more than once, garnering at least another half million views and even more likes.

The comments have been epic. We’ve also learned a few things from them, such as…

It’s not just a boxer thing. Apparently, dogs of all sizes refuse to go to sleep by themselves:

“My little chihuahua does the same thing. She’ll sit in the middle of the floor and stare at me until I agree to go to bed.”

– marks26th

“My Rottie does the same thing to me. Glad to see I’m not the only one. I always give in and go up to bed.”

– exHirsch13

Roxanne Miller via YouTube
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Roxanne Miller via YouTube

This cutie has so much to say to his mom, and it makes for one hilarious video.

Check out the video below!

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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