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Video: Dog so enthralled by World Cup, even baby can’t distract him

Posted at 4:59 AM, Jul 06, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A dog from West Michigan is getting some national attention, after his gaze could not be averted from the U.S. women's soccer World Cup victory...despite the persistent efforts of a young child.

Twitter user 'The Auger' is from the Grand Rapids area.  He tweeted the video late Sunday night, which was immediately picked up by a handful of online news outlets.  A woman who says she's the child's grandmother shared the video with us.  She says the little girl's name is Collins.

"Our dog Deuce is watching USA so intensely that even the baby can't phase him," The Auger said in his tweet.

Matt and Jessica Babcock said their year and a half old dog, Deuce, watched the entire second half of the soccer game, Sunday.

Not even 13 month-old Collins, nor her persistent grabbing, could distract him and peel him away from the TV.

The 30 second video shows the toddler try hard to pull the dog's face toward her until finally throwing up her hands and walking away.

Ironically, the couple said this was uncharacteristic behavior for Deuce.

"Being this still for this long isn’t a normal thing," said Matt Babcock.

"He's just an all-around crazy dog, almost all the time. That’s why it was so funny to watch with both Collins and him. He didn’t have a care in the world other than that ball.”