Posted 2 months ago ago
By Nia Dalton and Luke Matthews
Dogs will usually play with anything you put in front of them – but this golden retriever just can’t hide how much she hates her new toy.
Sunday the golden retriever has gone viral on Instagram after her owner shared a video of her hilarious reaction to a stuffed dog toy – that looks like a miniature version of her.
In the video, which has been viewed more than 72,000 times, Sunday is seen wandering into her room and finds a new golden retriever teddy sitting in a basket, with its smiling face and paws hanging over the side.
Far from impressed with the surprise gift, Sunday furiously barks at the new member of the family and runs away in terror.
You can see Sunday checking that the stuffed animal isn’t following her, before she flees from the room.
It has received more than 200 comments, with dozens of people commenting on the similarities between the two dogs.
One viewer said: “Hahahahaha! Poor babe! This fake golden brother is so scary!”
Another commented: “Oh no an imposter!”
Some viewers were hopeful that Sunday would eventually bond with her new toy.
“This is so precious. Hope they become friends.” one commented.
Sunday lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has more than 40,000 followers on Instagram. The golden retriever loves cheese, dressing up in seasonal outfits and swimming.
Watch another golden retriever's adorable reaction to playing with a ball.