Dog whose shadow is ‘100% Scooby Doo’ paralyzes the internet: ‘Ruh-roh, Raggy’

The internet community has a soft spot for petsand dogs in particular never impress social mediawhether it’s a little riding puppy or a “diva” dog staring at his own reflection. And now a photo of a dog is doing the rounds recently redditreminding users of a particular iconic cartoon character.

User iMil shared a photo of their dog on the somewhat interesting subreddit with the caption, “My dog’s shade is 100% Scooby Doo.”

At first glance, the image of the standing dog does not look so special. However, as indicated by the original poster (OP), the dog’s shadow appears to resemble the silhouette of the main character from the well-known animated television franchise.

Since it was shared two days ago, the post has already garnered 29,200 upvotes and 172 comments.

“Your dog is 100 percent Scooby Doo!,” said one commenter, to which the OP replied, “We [are] considering renaming it now…”

And of course, some users didn’t hesitate to drop a few Scooby Doo references in the comment section. “Ruh-roh, Raggy,” wrote one user, imitating one of the character’s catchphrases.

Other commenters seemed confused about how the Scooby Doo shade made it look like the dog had pointy ears when in fact it didn’t.

“Nobody [is going to] point out [that] the shade has pointy ears up while the dog’s are flipped down?” wrote one user.

The OP responded to the comment by saying, “I swear on my life this is 100 percent untouched, posted it straight from my cell phone, and yes, I thought it was pretty weird too.”

One user tried to explain the optical illusion: “This can be explained by the shadow being elongated because of the angle of the sun. Look at the rest of the shadow compared to the dog; it certainly seems elongated compared to the shape of the actual dog. And all the other shadows in the photo too.”

Another commenter also pointed out that Scooby Doo’s full name would be Scoobert. “I recently learned that Scoobs’ full name is Scoobert and my life hasn’t been the same since then,” they said.

Technically, that claim is partially true. While Scooby Doo’s first name is in fact Scoobert, a name that another main character, Shaggy, calls the dog a number of times, there has been quite a bit of confusion over the character’s last name, which is widely believed to be “Doobert”. . †

A 1988 episode titled “The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo” revealed that Scooby Doo’s last name is Doo, which, according to Business Insider, makes his full name Scoobert Doo.

Great Dane dog lying on the ground
An image of a Great Dane lying on the ground. According to Scooby Doo’s original creator Iwao Takamoto, the character was reportedly based on the Great Dane breed.
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One user also shared a “fun fact” about the Scooby Doo character, writing, “When they were designing Scooby themselves, they researched all the most desirable traits from world-class show dogs and then drew just the opposite.”

Iwao Takamoto, the animator who originally designed Scooby Doo, based the character’s physiognomy on the opposite attractive qualities of the Great Dane race, according to the New York Times.

Speaking to Cartoon Network Studios staff, Takamoto explained that with Hannah-Barbera, there was “a lady who bred Great Danes.” According to Takamoto, she explained to him the “key points of a Great Dane — like a straight back, straight legs, a small chin, and the like.” Takamoto then chose to do the opposite by giving him a humpback, bent legs and a big chin.

“Even his color is wrong,” he said.

It wouldn’t be the first time a photo or video of a pet has gone viral on social media. news week recently reported on a Reddit post with a photo of a “dramatic dog” which looked like it was having an existential crisis as he looked out the window. news week also a story about how a video of a husky hides between inflatable dogs went viral on TikTok.

news week has contacted u/iMil for comment.

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