There’s no shortage of funny dog photos on the internet, so to stand out, you’ve got to get really creative with the pictures you snap. One of the latest trends in dog memes is starting to take off in Taiwan; pet owners are turning their small pups into dog cola by sitting them upright, placing a bottle cap on their head, and wrapping a soda label around their bodies. When viewed from their backside, the animal vaguely resembles a refreshing caffeinated beverage.
Absurd memes like this one always have a starting point, and it seems that Instagrammer @yumiliu526 is responsible for this lighthearted pet costume. In January of 2017, she turned her shiba into dog cola, and others have since followed suit. Some look more bottle-like than others, but it’s all in good fun—and not specific to just canines, either. Kitties have also gotten into the meme with their version of cat cola.
Like many memes, this one is easy to do yourself. Just grab a two-liter bottle of soda, find your favorite (and patient) furry friend, and snap a photo. (Please remember to keep your pet’s comfort as the priority though! A distressed pet is never a good look.)
The dog cola meme has our favorite four-legged friends looking like bottles of soda.
You can do it yourself—you just a bottle cap, label, and a very patient furry friend.
Of course, like any “soda” brand, dog cola has competition—cat cola!