Cheese goes well on everything: nachos, pasta, cheeseburgers, chili cheese dogs, the list goes on. But what about throwing cheese at your dog? One Twitter user sparked a viral sensation on Saturday after he invented “dog cheese,” a game where you lob a slice of American cheese at a pupper and see how they react.
YouTuber Matthew Elias first came up with the idea after spending a lifetime throwing cheese at things. After he ran out of objects, he “thought I’d see if my dog could catch it,” he told BuzzFeed News. The end result is, of course, dog cheese.
“Fuck beer pong,” Elias tweeted, “we playin dog cheese.”
Fuck beer pong, we playin dog cheese pic.twitter.com/y2KcJyCrW1
— Matt (@BlargMyShnoople) November 11, 2018
Twitter quickly joined in on the fun.
— Big Succ (@bonerbang69) November 13, 2018
I'm bad at this game but it's ok cos she is too pic.twitter.com/DF1DIOblTE
— Connor (@ConnorGoudie) November 15, 2018
— cg (@_connorgeorge_) November 12, 2018
— Sam Bremmer (@sambremmer) November 12, 2018
Let us know if our good boy and girl are on tv!! pic.twitter.com/rz2eXhvWsM
— Sam Bremmer (@sambremmer) November 15, 2018
— Kate Pace (@katelynpace) November 15, 2018
Some dogs could catch the cheese with their mouths.
Phase 3 a roll pic.twitter.com/j8nvG6nlvA
— sol ☀️ (@4g63AustinSol) November 12, 2018
This is Phase 2 pic.twitter.com/TmcFutLdAq
— T r i s t a n (Lost) (@loli_ryona) November 11, 2018
I tried playing dog cheese but he ate it pic.twitter.com/Hkh0d4rz2t
— christian (@Tlocjito_) November 12, 2018
Don’t have a dog? No worries. Try a lizard or a cat.
I felt mean but then I remembered she likes to fling herself off the bed so she’s definitely unbothered pic.twitter.com/VodTcLDFlA
— izzy (@danisnobunk) November 12, 2018
I see your dog cheese and raise you cat tortilla pic.twitter.com/rVAgvPWDTV
— Pink Jenny Penny (@pinkjennypenny_) November 12, 2018
I’m not very good at cat cheese pic.twitter.com/HP1TZzf0c9
— CEO OF ANIMAL CROSSING (@zytriz) November 11, 2018
— mark ❌ (@sillybilly_) November 12, 2018
A human works too.
— Alec Fischer (@AlecFish0802) November 13, 2018
Forget dog cheese we playin brother cup pic.twitter.com/BIuM5szw9I
— froggy chair (@_izlliz) November 15, 2018
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As for Elias’ newfound dog-cheese fame? He figured he’d become a viral sensation sooner or later, but not quite like this.
“Always knew I’d get my 30 seconds of fame some point in my life,” he tweeted. “Didn’t expect it to be for throwing cheese at a bewildered animal tho.”
BuzzFeed just posted an article about me, im fucking dead LMAOOO https://t.co/42EF5lWYVD
— Matt (@BlargMyShnoople) November 14, 2018
Always knew I’d get my 30 seconds of fame some point in my life. Didn’t expect it to be for throwing cheese at a bewildered animal tho.
— Matt (@BlargMyShnoople) November 15, 2018
H/T BuzzFeed News