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Video: Try Not to Laugh at Dog’s Funny Obsession With Carrying Huge Sticks on Walks

TIMENovember 29, 2021

A dog owner from Charlotte, North Carolina, was highly amused when her tiny puppy started carrying huge sticks on their walks together. Many were much bigger than she was.

Golden retriever Eden’s obsession became so big a part of her personality that the adorable dog, now 5 years old, earned the nickname “Branch Manager” from her owner, Molly Kuekes.

Not only did Eden’s funny habit delight Molly’s neighbors, but it also rubbed off on her second puppy, named Bowser. Now, the pair carries sticks together on walks, and the sight is nothing short of adorable.

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(Courtesy of Molly Kuekes and @tworedretrievers)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Molly Kuekes and @tworedretrievers)

Molly adopted Eden to keep her company the first time she lived alone. When Eden first grabbed a huge, weighty tree branch in her mouth while out walking, Molly thought there was no way she’d manage to carry it.

“To my surprise, she did!” she told The Epoch Times.

“She dragged it right along with her on our walk. To this day, it makes me—and our neighborhood—smile every time she carries sticks on our walks.”

(Courtesy of Molly Kuekes and @tworedretrievers)

When Bowser came along in January 2021, independent Eden wasn’t too happy with the cuddly, hyper addition to the family. But the pair soon found the perfect way to bond.

“Seeing [Eden] share her sticks with Bowser was a huge deal,” Molly said. “It’s like she accepted him into our pack.”

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(Courtesy of Molly Kuekes and @tworedretrievers)

Molly shared footage of her pups on their stick-walking ventures with Power of Positivity on Facebook, and it quickly went viral. It seems social media users, just like Molly’s neighborhood, can’t get enough of the hilarious pair.

Molly describes Eden as a “really smart girl [with] great obedience.” Bowser, still maturing, is a “velcro pup” who follows her everywhere and doesn’t like to be alone. She shares Eden and Bowser’s antics on dedicated Instagram and TikTok pages under the name Two Red Retrievers.

Proving that her dogs’ goofy appeal goes beyond branch-carrying, another video of one pup pining for a tennis ball through a wooden fence, while the gate gapes open a few feet away, also went viral.

Molly captioned the giggle-inducing clip, “Life Lesson: always see the bigger picture.”

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(Courtesy of Molly Kuekes and @tworedretrievers)

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Louise Bevan
Louise Bevan is a writer, born and raised in London, England. She covers inspiring news and human interest stories.