For years the phrase ‘man's best friend’ has been used to describe the close relationship that dogs and humans share.
Have you ever noticed that forlorn look your dog gets when you pop out for five minutes?
And any dog owner will know that no matter how sad or upset you are, your pooch is always there to show you some love and affection, and cheer you up on a rainy day.
But have you ever noticed that forlorn look your dog gets when you pop out for five minutes? Or how about when you nip into the shops whilst you're out walking them?
Well thanks to an Instagram account named Sad Dogs Outside Shops, hundreds of people have taken pictures of upset-looking pups who are waiting for their owner to come back.
And as you can see from the pictures, they look, well, sad.
Sad Dogs Outside Shops was created by Irishman Andy when he moved to Australia. He told Mashable: "I’ve always loved dogs and liked to pet them to cheer them up a bit when I saw them and I thought other people would get a kick out of seeing them online too."
The account, which now has more than 700 images of gloomy pups, contains a range of dogs all looking like their owners have left them there for eternity and won't be coming back, when, in reality, the owners have made an impromptu stop in a shop which doesn't allow animals inside.
Andy admitted that the account is just a bit of fun and is 'an antidote to all of the rubbish' on social media sites 'where people are just putting up stylised versions of themselves.'
When he started the blog he was taking pictures of the sad dogs himself, but now he gets most of his images from submissions, which come from around the world including Spain, Canada, U.S., UK, Ireland and of course, Australia.