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Sully faked being sick so his parents would stay home from work.

Humans aren't the only ones who need a break from their day-to-day routines every once in a while.

Apparently, dogs do, too. And one Utah couple learned that the hard way.

According to BuzzFeed News, Utahns Kennady Longhurst and Alex Salsberry came home from work one day to find their dog Sullivan making "this weird combination of coughing, choking, clearing his throat sound."

"I immediately freaked out and started Googling dog CPR," Longhurst told BuzzFeed News.

Alarmed, Salsberry took the rest of the day off work to care for Sullivan, nicknamed "Sully." The next morning, the dog began to act sick once again. The couple immediately booked an appointment with the vet, who suggested it could have been kennel cough or a variety of other causes. But when the test results came back, it was revealed the dog was perfectly healthy.

"We’re pretty sure he knows that we know he was faking it. So he is just a naughty faker who wanted some extra attention, and boy, did he get it," Longhurst told BuzzFeed. "We baby him so much he probably learned that if he acted weird or different someone would spend the day with him."

She even tweeted about the incident on social media:

Read more on BuzzFeed News.