'He Was Framed': Dog's Incredibly Guilty Reaction to Muddy House Goes Viral

Dogs are man's best friend for a reason, with their loyalty, intelligence and understanding surpassing many in the animal kingdom.

It also means they're painfully aware when they've done something wrong, but have yet to successfully master hiding their guilt.

That was the facial expression which met one dog owner, as they discovered a trail of muddy footprints throughout their entire house.

TikToker Kimotions, posting under @cuul_doods, shared a clip to their account last week, aptly set to Shaggy's hit It Wasn't Me.

Kimotion's linked Instagram account belongs to Aaron Kim, from Sacramento, California. In the clip a man, thought to be Kim, starts off filming the floor which is covered in brown paw prints, which also extend up the wall.

It appears the culprit doubled back on themselves a few times, as a walk-through of a home reveals a trail going into various rooms, before culminating with mud all over the bed.

The footprints lead out to the kitchen, where a very muddy pup is sitting outside, looking extremely guilty through the glass.

The clip amassed more than eight million views since being shared, and can be seen here, as numerous people commented in sympathy.

Lori joked: "Still doesn't prove it was him....Coulda been another muddy dog that ran away and your dog got muddy trying to stop him from fleeing the scene."

Lauren Morales Romero wrote: "It obviously wasn't him.... he's been outside the whole time!! HE WAS FRAMED!"

Crystie Fogle said: "As this dog's attorney, we are going to need to know who left the door open?"

Carine Lucas commented: "Your dog was seriously like 'it wasn't me!'"

Eiren admitted: "I don't know whether to laugh or cry for you!"

Angela Sapp849 thought: "I'm just gonna set the house on fire and let insurance handle the rest."

While Katoria added: "Omg I would be so upset!"

It's not the first time Kim has found his dog engaging in mischief, with a clip from November showing him walking into another room after hearing a "ruckus."

Two identical dogs, which match the muddy culprit, are sat next to a dog bed which has been ripped open.

There's an audible gasp as the on-screen caption says: "What the f***. $100 dog bed. Destroyed."

According to figures from Statista covering 2019/20, dogs are the most popular pet in the U.S., at 63.4 million.

They noted: "Over 63 million households in the United States owned at least one dog according to a 2019/20 pet owners survey, making them the most widely owned type of pet across the U.S. at this time.

"Cats and freshwater fish ranked in second and third places, with around 42.7 million and 11.5 million households owning such pets, respectively."

Newsweek has reached out to Kimotion for comment.

File photo of muddy dog.
File photo of muddy dog. A dog's priceless expression after tracking mud everywhere is going viral online. smrm1977/Getty Images