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A few days ago on a Boston FB page, owner Amy Charlesworth posted a video of her Boston Terrier rubbing her bum on the carpet.
You see this very commonly in Pugs and Frenchies whose stocky bodies, thick necks and short faces make it impossible to turn round to clean themselves/ease an irritation.
I think this is what we're seeing in this Boston, too. You could clearly hear the dog whimper in the original video.
As you can see from the screen grab above, several commenters advised the owner to seek veterinary advice as it could be a sign of serious infection. (Rear-end problems, from compacted anal glands to perianal fistulas are common in Bostons.)
So what did the dog's owner do?
Hell, she added some house music to it and peddled it to the viral video sites.
But there is a bit of good news. The video has now been removed after complaints - from those who had seen the original video and thought it wasn't right to promote as entertainment a dog in obvious discomfort .