The Puppy has the hiccups.
Like most unexpected bodily functions, this one has him confused, affronted, surprised, and insulted.
I don’t know if all puppy hiccups are like his but his are irregular. No set rhythm. Hic. Hic. Hic-hic. Hic. Hic-hic-hic.
First he tried ignoring them. They persisted.
No change in hiccup-ness.
He tried running away from them. They followed.
I called him into the kitchen and suggested he have a drink of water. He hic-ed and stared at me. I caved and gave him a treat. After which he drank and drowned the hiccups.
Now he’s napping in order to recover from the trauma.
It can be very hard being a puppy.