When Norman the Bullmastiff’s human starts singing the 12 Days of Christmas, the dog does its utmost to make him stop. His owner acknowledges that Norman HATES his singing but that may be an understatement.
A hilarious video has captured the human in question — Curt Kendall — singing the Christmas carol in a high falsetto, as the unfortunate Norman tries to drown it out by whining and barking.
When that doesn’t work, the huge canine, rather than leave his master’s side, tries a different tactic — to muffle the terrible sound by lying over his owner’s face — just as Curt goes into “five gold rings”.
The video ends with Curt finally getting the message and ending his singing and giving Norman a kiss. Curt wrote on YouTube:
Norman hates Christmas, but he really HATES when I sing. He gets so embarrassed. It’s torture for him! Merry Christmas from our Bullmastiff Scrooge!!
Curt, an animal lover from Indiana, had never expected the viral explosion his video would set off — it has been seen more than 6 million times since being released.
1. Norman the Bullmastiff really hates Christmas (pictured with one of his owners Curt Kendall).
2. Norman climbs on top of his singing owner and whines to try and drown out the caterwauling.
To celebrate reaching the 1 million view mark, Norman was rewarded with a cheeseburger. On Facebook, Curt thanked everyone who had watched and shared the video. He wrote:
Thanks for sharing our video! It was just going to be our Christmas card! (Because we are lazy). Me and Norman and Jason have had a lot of fun with this! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
As for his singing, many people have sided with Norman. One viewer — Emma Rose Norman — wrote:
I share your pain. My husband likes to annoy me with this song too. 🙂
Another viewer — Jarvis Wellington — asked:
Why are you torturing that doge?
And on it goes…
3. When that doesn’t work he decides to try and muffle it by blocking Curt’s face.
4. Norman totally blocks his owner who eventually abandons the song and gives Norman a kiss.
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