A dog named Arthur has won the hearts of millions of TikTok users thanks to his dramatic reaction to an attempted manicure.
Throughout July, TikToker @jibberjabberwockey has posted videos of her attempts to trim Arthur’s nails.
As she shared on her TikTok, animal control brought 9-year-old Arthur — who is a Shih Tzu and Westie mix — to a shelter in Chicago, Illinois, on November 6, 2022, after he was found on the streets.
He appeared to not have been cared for in some time, as the woman said he needed parts of his ears and the end of his tail amputated due to severe matting.
The TikToker adopted Arthur in December 2022, and he has been living happily with his new family ever since, according to her page. @jibberjabberwockey did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
But there is one thing Arthur hates: having his nails trimmed.
In the video, which has over 10 million views as of Thursday, Arthur’s mom attempts to cut just one of his front toenails, but the small dog shrieks, growls, and cringes when she approaches him with the nail clipper or even holds his paw, even though he had been given anti-anxiety medication.
“He would not let me near him,” she says in the video. His dislike of getting his nails cut didn’t appear to be a surprise to Arthur’s owner, as she posted a video of him growling when she touched his feet in February.
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@jibberjabberwockey Front toe manicure fail. ## #doggroom #doggroomfail #cuttingdogsnails #dremeltool #rescuedog #nailstoolong #homegrooming #homedoggrooming #weshi #scareddog #littledog ♬ Quirky Suspenseful Indie-Comedy(1115050) – Kenji Ueda
@jibberjabberwockey Don’t touch the paws!!! 🐾 #weahi #rescuedog #cutedogs #tampa #dirtypaws #maddog ♬ Good Vibes (Instrumental) – Ellen Once Again
The TikToker has posted multiple follow-up videos since, documenting her journey as she attempts to trim just one of Arthur’s nails a day. She’s been gentle with Arthur in all of her posts, sometimes just holding his paw to help him be comfortable.
In one video, she stops attempting to trim the hair on his paw pads because Arthur is flailing around and barking.
But she was persistent, sharing a video from the same day where she was able to clip a nail on one of his front paws.