Believe it or not, you can now buy a 'Baby Shark' outfit for your dog
As 2018 draws to a close, now seems like a good time to look back at all the insane internet trends the year brought us. There was the tide pod challenge, which saw a bunch of naive teenagers wind up in hospital after chugging laundry detergent, a whole host of amazing Twitter memes, from tHe SpOnGeBoB tExT to the endless 'thank u, next' quote tweets, and - of course - the Baby Shark song.
The catchy (or annoying, depending on how you look at it) tune has been around for a long time, but was popularised this year after one particular rendition of it went viral on YouTube. Since then, it's been practically inescapable.
But, if you still don't think you've got enough out of the 'doo doo doo' jingle, then Amazon may have just the thing for you:
A Baby Shark costume for your dog.
Yup, as if pups weren't already cute enough, you can now up their adorableness by at least 20 per cent by sticking one of these magnificent costumes on them.
"Why on Earth would I want to do that?" I hear you cry. Well, dear readers, I ask you this in return: "Why wouldn't you want to do this???" It's the ultimate dog accessory!
People will stop you in the street to ask where you got that awesome dog/shark hybrid, your enemies will flee in terror after seeing this magnificent beast you've managed to tame, and other pooches at the park will probably poop themselves with envy.
And just look how happy this lil guy seems with his costume:
See - he's not traumatised at all!
At the moment, 'Rubie's Official Pet Dog Costume' retails between £14.39 and £18.45, depending on what size you order, meaning you can dress up loads of different breeds of dog (or maybe even a cat if you're willing to risk having your eyeballs clawed out).
And if sharks aren't your thing, Rubie's offers a whole range of dog-stumes. As they say on their Amazon page:
"Designed for the fashion forward pet, Rubie's pet costume collection features hundreds of non-licensed and licensed costumes including Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Hello Kitty, Ghostbusters, Elvis and The Wizard of Oz. The vast selection of pet costumes extends beyond Halloween to other special occasions such as Easter, 4th of July, St. Patrick's Day, Christmas and more. In addition, the distinct line of accessories includes wigs, hats, tutus, bandanas, wings and hair bows."
So, if you think your pup deserves an extra Christmas present, why not get them a brand new outfit?
Be warned, though, if you leave the house with your sharkified pooch, you might just find that every person you pass starts singing "Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo" - and you'll be obliged to join in.