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Protective Dog Has Internet in Stitches When He Refuses to Give Up Bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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A protective dog has had the internet in stitches after his owner shared a video of him refusing to give up a bag of flamin’ hot Cheetos.


Josie Sundermeier, from Chicago, Illinois, has had her 11-year-old golden retriever Ben since he was a puppy, but she was never aware of his love of the popular snack.

On January 29, Josie, 21, was in her kitchen when she heard a crinkling noise in the distance.

As she entered the family room, she discovered Ben with his nose buried in a bag of flamin’ hot Cheetos, growling every time his owner tried to approach.

Josie found the moment so amusing she started recording – each time witnessing Ben’s protective growls getting louder as she came nearer to him.

Ben has never been that possessive over any kind of food, she said, and after using a distracting technique, she was eventually able to take the snack from her beloved dog.


Josie later shared the footage on social media, where Ben’s hilarious actions soon went mega-viral, receiving more than 37.5 million views and six million likes.

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She said: “The hot Cheetos were something I didn’t think he would like, but apparently he loves them.

“I was in the kitchen when I heard a crinkling noise, so I went to my family room and saw Ben with a bag of hot Cheetos – that’s when I started recording because I was shocked.


“My friends and family think the video is hilarious and I love getting comments about other people’s own experiences with their dogs.

“I have also gotten so many messages about how to handle situations with animals like this in the future, and I am super appreciative of them.”

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