Meet Tiger Jake, who is actually a dog. But his paint job may have you thinking twice about that.
Tiger Jake belongs to an avid Auburn football fan, who regularly dyes his dog’s fur to make him look like a Tiger. And if Tiger Jake wasn’t a fraction the size of an actual tiger, it would be pretty convincing.
This Auburn fan painted his dog. pic.twitter.com/MwF1xWq5nk
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) July 13, 2017
Aside from the size of the dog, I have to say that’s a pretty convincing dye job. Tiger Jake’s owner, Ron Samford, told SB Nation there’s no health concerns, either. They use non-toxic dye under the supervision of veterinarians at a local animal clinic:
“It’s hair dye, it lasts eight weeks at a time,” Tiger Jake’s owner told SB Nation. “It’s animal-friendly hair dye.”
He added that his daughter’s animal clinic dyes the dog regularly.
Unsurprisingly, Tiger Jake was a huge hit at media day, even getting some face time with coach Gus Malzahn.
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) July 13, 2017
Is it a crime in Alabama to steal dogs ? pic.twitter.com/no32YiAy2s
— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) July 13, 2017
In today's SEC Media Day news–there's a dog dyed as a Tiger. This is Tiger Jake. He's a huge Auburn fan. pic.twitter.com/fUBgFXr48U
— Taylor Tannebaum (@TaylorTannebaum) July 13, 2017
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) July 13, 2017
If you think coloring your dog’s fur seems wrong, I don’t blame you. But Tiger Jake looks like a happy pup.