You’ve seen dogs with unique talents that will make you go “Wow!” Some can balance beach balls on their nose while others can solve simple math problems. On some occasions, you may see dogs that walk like humans.
But have you ever seen a talking dog?
Impossible as it may seem, it is actually plausible — especially with the help of technology and some creativity. Amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a “talking” dog appeared on Facebook, and she dispensed some pieces of advice about living during these trying times.
The talking dog was a 13-year-old Schnauzer named Pluto. She has been cheering up people by making them laugh.
From Pluto to Earth with love
Pluto and Nancie Wright, her owner, have been making videos that have gone viral. Their materials are about advice that will help people go through the crisis. The types of advice range from hair trimming to finding alternatives in case people have run out of toilet paper. Other tips are about finding snacks and staying cheerful at home.
What made the videos viral was the appeal of Pluto doing the talking. The dog would just look straight into the camera, and then her mouth would start to move. The movement of the mouth, however, was made possible by a certain computer application. As Pluto’s mouth moved, a high-pitched voice would come out of it.
She’s got fans!
Nancie thought of creating a Facebook page for her friends called PlutoLiving. But at the behest of her friends to make the page public, Nancie decided to offer it to a bigger audience.
Nancie said that she did not expect that Pluto’s video would have a million views. Pluto’s Instagram page had also gained traction with the public, as it now has more than 90k followers.
Furthermore, Nancie said that Pluto’s biggest fans are medical professionals. She has been receiving messages from doctors and nurses from across Canada and the U.S.
Nancie’s stand-up comic background has probably helped her achieve this success.
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