A hilarious dog that lies on the ground and plays dead when it’s time to go home has thousands of social media fans.
Two-year-old miniature English Bull terrier Fidget caused a concerned driver to pull over to check if she was OK.
Owner Sharon Harland, 35, from Hinckley, Leics., reassured social media users her cheeky puppy was not hurt.
Her post on the Spotted Hinckley Facebook group has received 1,700 likes and 198 comments since September 17.
Alongside a picture of Fidget lying on her back, the mum-of-one wrote: “If you see my dog sprawled out at the side of the road, looking like a RTA victim, she is absolutely fine.
“She just doesn’t want to go home.
“I do appreciate the concern from the public, but we do not need a lift to the vets.
“She just thinks she’s hilarious.”
Fidget’s fans called for a dedicated page, so Sharon set up “Fidget’s shenanigans” and posts regular pictures.
The dog groomer added: “On the way back from walking my little boy into school in the morning, it comes to a point when she knows it’s home time.
“She refuses to move when she’s only three minutes away from home.
“She will just lay down, put the brakes on, sit down and refuses to move.
“If you pull her on the lead she lies flat or wriggles. She wriggles like a worm and twists round so I can’t pick her up.
“She does it for a few minutes before she gets bored. It’s quite typical of her breed – they are very stubborn.
“After a while she gets bored with her nonsense and stands up.
“I tried giving her treats when she gets up, but now she’ll lay down in the middle of a walk to get one, so I’ve had to stop that trick.
“She’s really, really clever. They’re an intelligent breed.”
Sharon and partner Tor Stovold, 36, a mechanic, got Fidget when she was eight weeks old, but she only started playing up a year ago.
Sharon added: “She also does it in the fields when she knows it’s time to go home.
“She’ll run to the middle of the field with her ball, lie down and refuse to move.
“I haven’t asked for advice because it is so common for her breed.
“We called her fidget because she doesn’t stop.
“She’s naughty and will run round and round at home after swallowing a sock.
“When our internet went down we realised she had chewed through the internet cable.
“I’ve had a few people stop and ask if she is OK thinking she is hurt.
“I put a post on the Spotted Hinckley page to reassure people that she didn’t need to go to the vet and she just thinks she is hilarious.
“Two or three cars over the year have slowed down or tooted when they see her lying down.
“Three weeks ago a man stopped and asked if she was OK and if we needed a lift to the vet.
“I said: ‘She’s fine, thank you’.
“I can’t believe one little post has caused so much drama.
“We’ve been checking the comments and people think she is great.
“We went on for a year thinking it was normal, but apparently not.
“I’m really happy she cheers people up. She has fans who say she makes their day.”
Kayla Neville posted: “This has made my day.”
Kate Bellman wrote: “She’s utterly gorgeous! And I can totally relate!”
Patricia Winter wrote: “Proper belly laughed at that, as a furbaby owner too I do love their character!”
Kelly Jade Hyde said: “Love her what a character.”
Lesley Pinnock said: “She says ‘Nooooooo, me likes it here’”.