A DOG named Bizzle, who became an internet sensation when he appeared on YouTube eating a packet of Dairylea Dunkers, has become a local celebrity, his owner has said.
The two-year-old American bulldog, French mastiff cross, charmed viewers around the world when the hilarious video of him tucking into the biscuits went viral.
Almost two million people have now logged onto YouTube to watch Bizzle sitting down to dinner.
Thanks to clever camera work and a discreetly positioned owner, the video appears to show Bizzle with arms and wearing a shirt as he satisfies his enormous appetite.
The video was devised and shot by Bizzle’s owners Guy Jenkins, 25, and Bec Medri, 23 from Northampton.
Mr Jenkins, who works at the Great Oakley Brewery in Northamptonshire, said he came up with the idea when he was bored one Sunday evening.
He said: “I had seen some similar videos on YouTube featuring a cat playing piano and thought I would give it a go with Bizzle.
“He has got such a huge appetite I thought eating would be the best way of getting him to perform for the camera. I just grabbed the first thing out of the fridge and my girlfriend used her camera phone to shoot the video.”
He added: “Because I was down under the table I couldn’t see whether it was working but I could hear Bec laughing so I knew it must be funny. When I saw the video, it was fantastic and I am really pleased so many people have viewed it. Bizzle is a real star and has become a bit of a celebrity. We have had comments from all over the world with people asking questions about him.”
Mr Jenkins added: “When he was a puppy he would literally eat anything, shoes, furniture, you name it. But now he is a little bit more fussy but not that much more. He costs a fortune to feed but we love him and his always great fun to have around."
Bizzle's feast is the latest in a string of animal videos to have gone viral.
Last month almost three million people viewed footage of an angry owner trying to catch his labrador Fenton as it chased deer across Richmond Park.
By Martin Evans Telegraph.co.uk