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01st Jun 2023

Dog becomes internet hero after refusing to walk past pub without going in

Jack Peat

He could have just exposed her other half’s walking route!

A dog has become a viral sensation after it dramatically refused to walk past a pub in Exeter without going in it.

Kate Torney was out walking her pup Grenson on May 15th when her pup stopped outside the sports pub The Stand Off in Exeter city centre and refused to move.

The Airedale terrier, seemingly smelling the sweet aromas from within, kept flinging himself to the floor outside the pub, continually refusing to shift.

It was only when he was almost carried off that she managed to get him to move.

The two-minute clip went viral on TikTok, turning Grenson into an overnight superstar.

Accusations that the dog could have exposed Kate’s other half’s walking route have also been circulating.

She reckons that he was enticed in by ‘a lot of good smells’, but others weren’t so sure.

One person said: “That dog is like ‘dad always takes me for a pint’.”

While another said: “So now we all know when your other half says they’re going for a long walk, this is the real destination.”

A third joked: “If he stops at the betting shop there will be hell to pay for the other half.”

As for Kate, she said: “He’s never actually been inside that pub – to my knowledge.

“If my husband was taking him to the pub secretly – that’d be quite funny if that was the case, but no.”

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