Are dogs just furry balloons who have floated up to the ceiling?
That's the question some are asking after the hilarious image embedded below rode a six-figure surge of upvotes to the top (pun totally intendo, BOO-AND-YAH) of r/awww, Reddit's hub for all things cute and critterly.
Cue the Stranger Things jokes, because this hair-raising trend has people seeing things upside down 😉
Because the web is nothing if not social, the buzz around the script-flipping shiba inu prompted others to share their blimping boofs and, voilà!, a new meme was minted.
1. "My balloon corgi got loose and is now stuck to the ceiling!"
2. "Channeling my inner Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade blimp. I think would make an excellent Fifth Avenue float! 🎈🎈🎈"
3. "When all you want to be is a balloon. Did I succeed?"
4. "That's what happens when you don't pay your gravity bill."
5. "They told me I could be anything; so I became balloon doge! Much style, many floating, wow!"
6. "Listens to Drake's 'Started From the Bottom' ONE TIME!"
7. "If the #dogballoon is a thing, a #catballoon is just as fun! Look at me; I’ve floated to the top! 😹🎈"
8. "Haven’t you guys heard? Dogs are known to float up sometimes."
9. "Too much built up of farts ... I floated to the ceiling and I'm stuck."
Half balloon, half potato
10. "HALP SHE FLOATED TO THE CEILING AND I DUNNO WAT TO DOOOOOO."
11. "That's the last time I eat dad's strange edibles when they fall to the floor."
12. "When balloons meet bleps."
13. "Time to cut back on the helium."
14. "I, too, carpet my ceilings. It saves on heating costs and keeps the house very quiet."
15. "I can't get down! I fell and got stuck up here. Please send help ASAP!"
16. "Lionel Richie? Nah, never heard of him."
17. "More snorgi than corgi."
18. "Put a string on it."
19. "LMAO!! He looks like he's in the "Orbiter" at the fair. You know the ride; the one that spins so fast you stick to the wall and the backboard goes up the wall!"
20. "A cloud in it's rightful place!"