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Bow-Wow Bait and Switch: Our New Favorite Viral Twitter Thread

Users shared hilarious photos of their supposedly "purebred" dogs.

By | [email protected] | August 21, 2019 11:51am

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We’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: The Bubble stans a ridiculous viral Twitter thread. We just can’t help it. Maybe it’s because they offer a brief respite from the 24-hour news cycle madness that plagues us day in, day out. Maybe it’s because we’re no longer capable of meaningful human connection and instead must tap into our emotions through virtual content. Maybe it’s because they’re the perfect expression of humor and catharsis in this day and age. Honestly, I don’t even care. Just give me more threads.

The latest Twitter gem to emerge from Argentina centers on a theme that is *extremely* dear to my heart: dogs! Yep, spoiler alert in case you’ve been living under a rock for, I don’t know, 600 years. I. Love. Dogs. Everything about them makes my heart sing. Especially the raggedy old street doggos that seem to be an impossible mix of something extremely miniature and something extremely giant. And even though we’re firmly on the #AdoptDon’tShop train, some people still yearn for a purebred dog of their dreams. Maybe it’s a Chocolate Labrador, maybe it’s a German Shepherd. Perhaps it’s a Dachshund or a Miniature Poodle or a Jack Russell.

But, because this is Argentina (sorry about it), you can’t necessarily count on “breeders” to be up front and honest. When you drop by to pick up your little eight-week-old ball of fluff, there’s no guarantee that it will grow up to be the Rottweiler you’ve dreamt of ever since reading Good Dog Carl as a child. Well, actually, anyone reputable would be able to provide a pedigree for the dog but hey you found us on MercadoLibre and ain’t nobody got time for that!

So without further ado, a magical, marvelous, hilarious Twitter thread where users share their “supposed to be” and “reality” dog experiences.

Everything kicked off when Agostina tweeted: “If you’ve ever been fucked over imagine this, they told me this was going to be a POODLE.”

Twitter user Jime replied with her … Rottweiler? Must have shrunk in the wash, I think.

Melani was brave enough to share her story: “They told me it was a pitbull.” OK, I can’t breathe. I mean, look at its arms. Its ears!

Aylen thought she was rescuing a perro tamaño departamento: “They told me it was a street dog and it turned out to be a three-meter Greyhound.”

Regardless, Julia’s “golden retriever” seems to enjoy the attention.

Everyone, meet Milena’s “boxer” who looks more like a dachshund mixed with, I don’t know, an actual sausage.

I have no idea how anyone thought this dog could be like a poodle, but hey, whatever.

And of course, the ultimate in #fml: “What they sold me / What I supposedly bought, with her gorgeous Maltese mother at her side.”

Do yourself a favor and scroll through the rest of the thread when you have a chance. You’ll laugh so hard you might even for a fleeting moment forget about the crushing economic and political reality that is life in Argentina these days.