Working from home can be a drag when it seems like there’s nothing for you to do except work all day and rest in the evening. However, if you are blessed with a furry friend at home - and are well-acquainted with the social media app Tiktok - a little fun during break wouldn’t hurt anyone, especially if there’s an adorable animal involved.
But if you don’t know where to start, here are some animal-related Tiktok trends you can do to have fun with your beloved pet!
1. “Run in opposite directions” Challenge
One of the most popular trends on the app, this is the go-to challenge to test the love your beloved fur friend has for you and your family.
Place your pet in the center of a room, with you and a family member standing on either side of them. Then, run in opposite directions away from your pet and see who they choose to follow.
Sometimes, they might just chase down the person whom they prefer (or perhaps the one who gives them the most snacks).
Other times, they can be quite torn up about their decision.
Either way, it's a fun trend to try out and see what your pet really thinks about you and your co-owners. Though for less emotional pets, it might just be their cue to scurry away and do something else instead.
2. Watermelon Sugar “Hi” trend
For a quick, but still adorable, introduction to your pets, why not film a video with them saying “Hello” to their online fans?
With Harry Styles’ ‘Watermelon Sugar’ playing in the background, all you have to do is present your pet in a grand fashion at the line: ‘Watermelon sugar high’.
You can even try to catch your pet off-guard, swinging your camera around to capture them in some nefarious act.
And if your pet is trained for it, a little wave of their paws can help to sell their cuteness factor too.
3. “Kiss your pet’s head and see what they do” Challenge
Here’s a trend you can do to show how truly affectionate your pet is!
The instructions are simple: simply give your pet a kiss on their head and see their reaction.
Hilarious results can range from your furry friend avoiding the kiss like their lives depend on it, or trying to swat you away like an irritating insect.
Though, it might be more likely that your beloved pet would snuggle up to you in return, or even give you a kiss of their own.
A perfect way to declare to the world how much your pet adores you.
4. I Took A Nap trend
If you fear that your pet may not have enough energy to film a Tiktok with you, no need to fret. This next trend is perfect for owners of sleepy animals; all you’d have to do is feature your dozing pet according to the video’s audio.
If they have the tendency to sleep in weird places around the house as well, that’s all the more to catch them in their slumber.
5. “Pretend to pet your pet and see what they do” Challenge
Here’s another way to show how clingy your pet can be: pretend to give your pet a pat on the head, but stop just before you do to see their reaction.
From giving you a playful nip to making the first move themselves, this trend will be hilarious if you have a grumpy animal who just can’t wait to get their pets for the day.
6. “How many pets can you give?” Challenge
On the opposite side of the spectrum, if you have a pet who seems to always want to get rid of you, this trend might come out pretty interesting as well!
All you’d have to do is pet your furry companion according to the music’s beat, and see if you can do so until the end of the song without your pet trying to escape your care.
Same like the previous challenges, this can either end happily - with your pet cuddling up against your hand - or poorly, where your pet might decide to attack you for disturbing their rest.
In any case, it’s the perfect video to show how much love, or lack thereof, that your pet has for you!
These few ideas will be sure to help you have fun while working from home, and who knows? Perhaps you can be the next viral hit on Tiktok with the help of your beloved fur friend!