Here’s a dose of day-brightening joy for your Monday arvo: a wave of videos has swept across the internet, all featuring golden retrievers being extra gentle with eggs. It is a meme of pure, unadulterated goodness. They are all the best doggos.
The factoid that goldens are naturally “soft-mouthed” has been around forever (the dogs were first bred by Dudley Marjoribanks, a Scottish lord who wanted a dog that would bring him back his hunting game without damaging it, hence the name “retriever”).
But this new instalment of dogs with eggs in their mouths was all started with this excellent video, of a pooch reluctantly holding on to a raw egg, and even more reluctantly giving it up:
my aunt read online that a golden retriever’s mouth is so gentle they can hold an egg in their mouth without cracking it so she tried it on her dog and well pic.twitter.com/6SDyUI3v4j
— elizabeth gillies fan account (@Iaurdreyfuss) February 4, 2018
The people are very, very pleased with this offering.
Smart dog. "First she wants 2stick it in2 my mouth, then she wants it back! Now I play a game with her 4 a while! (Hope she wont get mad)"????All dogs have sensetive fangs, depends on life experience & temper whether they break it or not. Beware of Salmonella, though.
— AK_Hevonen (@AK_Hevonen) February 4, 2018
this was like the tensest thing ever though and I was expecting the dog to either swallow it or drop it and break it on the floor
— Fiona from the Future (@FionaApple314) February 4, 2018
— LLedwoc #i62 (@TwoPatatos) February 4, 2018
Not to be dramatic but I would die for this dog
— Shmurda, She Wrote (@ohjasminee) February 4, 2018
Such a good girl???? She looked so concerned about the safety of the egg
— Dusty Raisin (@Ginger97Bacon) February 4, 2018
— Inaros (@PhilodoxPils) February 4, 2018
I know that people lie on the internet a lot and say they're crying when they're not actually crying but… I'm actually crying. this is pure. this is perfect. this is all we need https://t.co/ljJo3R5qrx
— // (@tralalalindsey) February 4, 2018
We cannot overstate how much we love this dog. And every other dog who attempted, with varying levels of success, to emulate its extra-gentle egg hold.
— mackenzie (@little_macmac) February 5, 2018
We can confirm they are very gentle pups. Murphie (1yr) and our youngin Maple (4mo). pic.twitter.com/6PGtZdrbG7
— Laura Dishman (@LJax03) February 5, 2018
apparently not all golden retrievers are so gentle ???? pic.twitter.com/6sQE4JNMbg
— amanda (@amandax332) February 5, 2018
— daria (@dariadiblasi) February 5, 2018
Someone please contact the Queen so we can get every one of these beautiful, gentle creatures knighted. Possibly get them some land in the countryside while we’re at it. The graceful egg-loving goldens deserve the world, and we for SURE do not deserve them.
P.S. I can confirm that dogs other than golden retrievers are happy to carry eggs around without breaking them, as I have just witnessed my own dog, a bitza from the pound, book it outside with the egg I gave him. Some doggos just want to nurture their eggs. God bless them all.