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Have You Seen This? How to wake a sleeping pig
All you need is a tenacious pup who wants a friend to play with. - photo by Martha Ostergar
THE MORNING As the song goes, waking up* is hard to do.

You dont have to say that twice to the pig and the dog in this video. Both seem to firmly believe in this sentiment but for very different reasons.

The pig knows that waking up is hard because sleep is nice on a cozy cushion in a warm house. I have no doubt that it could lay there and snooze the day away. Its just too bad he has an excitable friend in the form of dog who just wants to play.

The dog knows that waking up is hard because it has to work incredibly hard to wake up friend pig. An alarm clock of barks sure arent cutting it, standing on top of friend pig doesnt work either, so it comes down to the ultra powerful double-paw shove.

The physical interaction itself is enough for internet entertainment, but theres just one more element that is taking this dog and pig to star status in my heart. In response to the CPR-like pounces from friend doggo, the pig continually exhales delightful snore-like oinks. Its the most perfect expression of a grumpy sleeper that Ive heard from human or animal.

Personally, I like to think that this is what its like for every couple that consists of a night owl who likes to sleep in on the weekends and an early bird who pops out of bed with more energy than seems possible for a human in the morning. Or perhaps this dog and pig are a perfect animal representation of Oscar and Felix from The Odd Couple. Either way, its a 50-second way to make your day just a little bit brighter.

*I know its breaking up not waking up, please dont yell at me in the comments. Sometimes I just write things for jokes.