Obviously, there's absolutely nothing funny about a dead dog. But don't worry, folks: this dog isn't dead. It's merely playing dead. Very, very convincingly indeed.

Even the man who decided to film it sunbathing isn't sure it's definitely OK. "I hope he's alive, or this is not really funny," he quite rightly points out.

You know, this reminds us of a joke we once heard (please forgive us for not knowing who came up with it originally). Ready? An old lady takes her well-fed cat to the vet's for a check-up. The vet picks up the moggy and examines him, then turns to the owner and says solemnly, "I'm very sorry, but I'm going to have to put him down." "Oh no - why?" squeals the shocked old lady. "Because he's too heavy," says the vet.

(The video came to us via the nice people at Petsami, by the way. But please don't blame them for the joke.)

Still, is playing dead good enough to enter this pooch into our dog tricks hall of fame? Take a look...

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