Dogs are happy-go-lucky creatures. They go through life barking, fetching and scratching with a smile on their face, generally secure in the knowledge that their owners know what's best for them.

But there is a time in every canine's life when he realizes that the world isn't so peachy keen. When he learns the folks who care for him aren't his real parents, and that he's the only one the family never buys clothes for.

It's a harsh realization, for any creature. But especially for a dog, because they are so trusting and loyal.

The "shocked dog" meme captures the moment man's best friend realizes the true nature of our relationship. We've compiled some of our favorite of the meme below. Or if you want to play animal psychologist and think up your own Shocked Dog memes, you can do so here.