The seven-week-old Labrador peers over the top of fear while struggling to follow his brothers and sisters
Can we plant a moment? The seven-week-old Labrador peers over the top step of fear as he struggles to follow his brothers and sisters
- The Labrador named Mistletoe watches terror over the edge of the top step
- His sister Fruitcake climbs back to the top to help her brother down the stairs
- Images were made by Sarah Freeman, 30, from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA,
Bhvishya Patel for mailonline
This is the heart-warming moment when a puppy, who is too scared to follow his steps away from his brothers and sisters, is rescued by his sister, who turns up to show her technique.
The images, made by Sarah Freeman (30 years old) from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, allow four Labrador puppies to run down the stairs effortlessly, leaving the small seven-week-old mistletoe over the edge of the upper trance of fear tail.
Too scared to make it disappear, the black and white lab must be rescued by his sister Fruitcake, who calls back to imitate her technique – which he eventually copies.
The seven-week-old Labrador named Mistletoe looks over the edge of a step above in fear at his owner's home in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, while his brothers and sisters decay.
Mistletoe looks anxiously over the top step of the patio ladder and seems initially hesitant to jump down
Noticing her brother needs a helping hand, the sister Fruitcake of the puppy (pictured above brown puppy) climbs up again to mimic her technique
Freeman, who fosters rescue dogs until they can be found home, filmed the moment when the gang came face to face with its terrace treads last month – with cute but rather comical results.
The images, which melt hearts on the internet, have already collected nearly 49,000 interactions on Reddit and hundreds of reactions.
Freeman, who owns food company Hummus Among Us and has been feeding dogs for two years, said: & # 39; The pups follow me everywhere. We were playing on my terrace when I had to take a toy from the garden and of course they followed.
& # 39; It was just too cute not to record. Everyone has the [hang of the] staircase idea except Mistletoe.
By giving him the confidence he so desperately needed, the rescue dog copies his sister's technique
The seven-week-old places his two front legs on the step below and takes a brave step forward
The little puppy manages to step down while his brothers and sisters watch the efforts of their brother
& # 39; He needed some extra help. I think he had a hard time because he is so small, or because he is just very scared, although I'm not sure.
& # 39; The brown puppy that helps him is a woman named Fruitcake.
& # 39; It was such small things when I got them a few weeks before and to see that they find out that a solution is amazing.
In the end, she succeeds in raising the courage to tackle the terra pace, so Mistletoe can land safely on the ground
& # 39; I let them go up and down until they were pros. [But] I think Mistletoe has fallen once. & # 39;
The five puppies were handed over to the rescue center together with their mother, a golden Labrador, before returning to Freeman in December.
Freeman adds: & # 39; People love [the video].
& # 39; I have asked people to set up a camera to view them [I can’t imagine] everyone wants to see things like that.
I love the attention it brings to my baby's. [I think the video captivated people so much because] it is so pure and innocent.
& # 39; They have all been successfully adopted. They were all the sweetest fluff balls in the country. & # 39;
The video has already attracted hundreds of comments to the online forum Reddit.
One user wrote: & # 39; Try to walk up the stairs in your house – frightening. & # 39;
Another commented: "Yes, if I had to walk down the stairs that were half the size of me, first and about two weeks after I was born, I would probably be timidly timid too."