'Can I Please Read?' Jealous Dog Won't Let Owner Read Book in South Africa

An adorable dog in Cape Town, South Africa, was recorded nosing at a book its owner was trying to read in a charming bid for attention.

Video captured by Twitter user @sassyparodia, who said she took it on June 14, shows her dog, an Africanis named Dobby, trying to get at her book.

“Can I please read?” @sassyparodia asks Dobby.

The Africanis breed is the “original dog of Africa,” according to South Africa Gateway. The breed, endemic to southern Africa with lineage dating back at least 7,000 years, is appreciated for its loyalty, among other attributes. Credit: @sassyparodia via Storyful

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