Rescue Pitbull Sucking His Blanket While Asleep Is the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

Being a dog owner means having a VIP view of all your pup’s silly and cute habits. Chances are, you have a list of endearing things your canine companion does that make you fall in love with them a thousand times more — even though you don’t really understand the exact reason behind these habits. 

Rescue Pitbull Sucking His Blanket While Asleep Is the Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

An adopted Pit Bull named Shortcake has melted hearts on TikTok for her blanket-sucking habit, and if this isn’t the definition of cuteness, I don’t know what is. Best believe, the amount of oxytocin (AKA “love hormone”) that will flood your body after watching Shortcake loving on her plush blanket can last you a lifetime. 

And the Blanket Sucking Award Goes To….

Rescue Pitbull Sucking His Blanket While Asleep Is the Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

A couple of days ago, TikTok user @aliwicious posted a minute-long clip rating the different adorable things her Rescue Pit Bull Shortcake does, from wagging her tail furiously when she realizes dad’s home to playing tag of war with her dog friends, sunbathing, and sucking her blanket while in a deep slumber. 

Shortcake’s owner can’t get enough of her dog’s blanket-sucking “talent”, which she rates 100000/10. A text layered over the clip reads: “Sucking on blankets. My fav thing EVER.” Clearly, this is a habit that Shortcake’s owner witnesses often, and we can’t help but get a little jealous because, I mean, that’s just too much cuteness to watch first-hand alone.

Since its upload, the clip has garnered over 400,000 views and more than 50,000 likes. As expected, the comment section is filled with TikTok users obsessing over Shortcake the adorable blanket sucker.

One user wrote: “I don’t even care what size they are, Pitties are always so fraking adorable!”

Another commented: “Mine does the blanket thing too.”

A third person added: “I’ve never seen such a perfect being.”

Watch the video below:

Why Do Some Dogs Suck Their Blankets While Sleeping?

There are various reasons for this, one of them being that it’s a source of comfort to a dog. According to the American Kennel Club, this innocent habit stems from a dog’s suckling experiences as a puppy.

When a puppy seeks out nourishment from their mother through suckling, this not only fills their little bellies but also makes them experience a sense of comfort. So, a lot of dogs that suck their blanket do so because it gives them a similar sense of comfort like the one they’d feel when being nursed by their mothers. 

More often than not, a dog with the habit of sucking their blanket during puppyhood will continue to do so even as an adult. They hardly outgrow it.

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