An adorable puppy could not handle the bliss of being tickled by his owner when he drifted to sleep after a few seconds of attention.
A video of Gordo, a black-and-tan dog only around 30cm long, has had thousands of views online since it was posted on YouTube yesterday.
In the clip, thought to have been filmed in the US, Gordo is initially excited by his doting owner, who gives the gorgeous pup a generous belly-rub.
Gordo writhed around with joy with his four paws in the air, as if in a state of bliss.
His head tipped to one side and ears flopping onto the ground beneath him, the lucky bundle of fur looked like he couldn’t be happier.
But suddenly the excitement overwhelmed Gordo, whose enthusiasm for being tickled bubbled over until the energy he had all but disappeared.
The dog’s eyes began to droop, his paws relaxed, and within seconds he was deeply asleep.
His last conscious action was to stick out his tiny pink tongue, perhaps in a feeble sleepy attempt to lick his owner’s hand to say thank you for the belly-rub.
A concerned bigger dog came sniffing round to the pint-sized pooch to make sure all was well when the pup slid into his comatose slumber after just 20 seconds of tickling.
The video of the adorable puppy has sparked reaction from many of its 11,900 viewers.
Connor Davidson said: ‘What a cute little puppy Gordo is!’
Cantire1234 added: ‘I like how his paws stay up. It is like you hypnotised him!’
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