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Senior Dog Says ‘No Thanks!’ to a Ride and the Internet Loves It [Video]



Quick Smiles:

  • Butterball, a 13-year-old Lab, is TikTok’s new sensation for her amusing refusal to a ride.
  • Her adorable antics have earned “over 299,000 views and more than 59,300 likes on TikTok.”
  • The AKC reminds us to adjust activities for senior pups, and TikTok users remind Butterball she’s earned her chill time!

When life offers you a ride, sometimes you’ve just got to say, “Nah, I’m good right here in the shade.”

At least, that seems to be the mantra of Butterball, a 13-year-old Labrador who is living her best senior life.

“In a delightful twist that has the internet chortling, Butterball occasionally turns down her owner’s invite for a spin in their Gator utility vehicle,” quotes the original source.

The August 21 footage of the sassy senior “saying no” to her owner’s invitation has caused quite the stir on TikTok.


Butterball said no to the ride today, its way to hot here and she is enjoying the shade and swimming in the ponds today 😂❤️ again thankyou guys for your love and support 💪❤️ #fypシ #cutedogs #thankyouall #gator #diesel #lab #butterball #hungry ♬ original sound – Butterball

On the video platform, her account @butterballthatsme showcased her cheeky refusal. As the numbers suggest, with “over 299,000 views and more than 59,300 likes on TikTok so far,” Butterball seems to be TikTok’s latest sensation. Ah, to be a dog in the digital age, right? 🐶


While Butterball’s preferred spots are clearly in the shade or making waves in the pond, her owner emphasized that as Butterball has matured, she does face challenges hopping onto the Gator. Yet, when the mood strikes her, she gets a helpful hand from her doting owner.

It’s a universal truth that our fur-babies age, and as the American Kennel Club (AKC) points out, there’s a need to “be aware of the dog’s limitations.”

Activities like swimming and slow fetch are just Butterball’s speed, keeping her agile without the stress. Such activities not only aid physical health but are a surefire way to “keep their mind sharp and encourage engagement.”

The AKC’s sage advice doesn’t stop there. It nudges owners to ensure their home is senior-dog-friendly. So, if Butterball’s napping zones are any indication, a cozy, easy-to-access resting spot is a must.

Now, let’s get back to TikTok’s newest sensation. What’s the crowd saying? Well, one enamored user shared, “Butterball has earned a day off all her hard work.”

Another quipped, “It’s okay Butterball, you can take a break.” And we wholeheartedly agree! You do you, Butterball! 😂


After all, as they say, if you can’t join them, beat them by lounging in the shade!