By Kirstie Sutheran
This defensive doggy duo really doesn’t trust the new snowman stood in their background.
After building her first snow sculpture in 25 years, owner Audrey was excited to show her pooch pair her work.
Having stepped out into the powdery garden at home in Belleville, New Jersey, USA, on December 9, yorkie poodle Darla and maltese Walter instantly begin snarling.
Despite Audrey singing ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ to her canine companions, the pair just bark louder and louder until they’re taken back inside by their own.
Audrey said: “I did think their protectiveness was precious so couldn’t help laughing.
“Walter and Darla must have thought the snowman – that I called Phillip – was a threat.
“The fact that Phillip didn’t make any movements forward probably meant they thought their barking was keeping him at bay.
“I’d been having a pretty rough week so it really cheered me up.”