Hilarious shrieking dog goes viral on TikTok

A dog has been caught on camera revealing that pets are just as bored as humans in lockdown, hilariously shrieking at its owner, seemingly to release tension.

Ginger, a 4-year-old pug mix, was filmed by owner Whitney Lawson, 41, at home in Calgary, Canada, hysterically screaming and we can all relate to the frustration right now.

The funny clip has racked up over 100,000 views so far, since being uploaded to social media on Friday (January 23).

“I discovered Ginger made these unusual cries shortly after adopting her and have been trying for years to capture this on video," said Whitney, who rescued the pug from an animal shelter.

“I usually don’t capture it because I am so shocked when she makes these noises that by the time I get my camera out, she then stops.

“Last Saturday, she and I were doing the usual cuddle on the couch together, watching a movie, and she jumps off the couch and looking me straight into my eyes starts belting out her banshee cry while I am looking at her.

"It made for the perfect opportunity for me to capture this on film, so glad I did!

“She typically makes this 'banshee-like cry whenever I leave her, she really doesn’t like to be without her mom.

“She is definitely a momma’s little girl.”

Whitney, a facilities coordinator, explained that Ginger is reaping the rewards of the pandemic by having her mum home a lot more in lockdown but also wonders if the extreme outbursts are another reaction to being cooped up inside.

She said: “I wish I knew why she does half of the things she does.

“Normally, she makes this cry when I leave her to go out or when I go into the shower and she can’t see me or if she discovers I am not in the same room as her, but this was a different story.

“I found it so funny because a piece of me could relate to her.

“There are so many things going on in the world around us that are challenging and a part of me felt like she was releasing how she feels."

The video has prompted Whitney to start her own TikTok page, where she hopes to give people more glimpses of her dog's quirky personality – as people can't get enough of her shrieking pooch.

"I feel the same way," wrote one fan.

"That's not a dog," added someone else.

"That sounds like a screeching for help," wrote a third person.

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