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Sometimes it can seem that large dogs have no idea exactly how big they are. This appears to be the case for one huge dog who can be seen attempting to squeeze into a hammock alongside his human. The Belgian Malinois can be seen attempting this feat on the TikTok account @nicolenellsworth


He’s like 117 lbs… this isn’t gonna work lol #belgiummalinois #dog #dogtok

♬ original sound – Nic N Ells

In the video, the huge dog can be seen attempting to climb into a striped hammock where their human is lounging. The Malinois carefully wedges himself next to his human, using her knees to gain purchase for his acrobatic feat. Eventually, the pup manages to heft himself into the hammock. He makes himself comfortable as his person scoots over to accommodate him. The look of pride and happiness on his face is adorable.

A caption on the video shares that the huge dog weighs a whopping 117 pounds. However, the Malinois seems unconcerned about any possible weight limits the hammock may have. He just wants to be close to his human. Many viewers were quite impressed with the pup’s ability to maneuver himself into the hammock. “He fits so he sits I don’t see what’s unreasonable here,” said TikTok user Sarah. The adorable video currently has more than 153,000 likes on TikTok.

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