A kitchen counter may not look like a big deal to you, but to your pet, trust me, it’s the holy grail, a promised land, a gold mine all in one. Its captivating aromas, mouth-watering sights, and unforgettable flavors make it virtually irresistible for any four-legged friend to turn into a serial thief.

Remember that piece of a leftover muffin you were about to dig into until you turned around for a sec? This compilation by Bored Panda is a humble farewell to all the delicious bites that got stolen without mercy.

Luckily, these doggos and cattos have all been caught red-handed while committing their petty crimes, but even if we all forgive them, it doesn’t mean they won’t do it again. And again. Forever.

After you're done with this post, don't forget to check out a previous batch of four-legged red-handed criminals with a big appetite here and here.

#1

Egg Thief

Egg Thief

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Community Member
1 month ago

Wow that food looks good

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#2

Just Taking A Nap After Eating All The Strawberry Jam

Just Taking A Nap After Eating All The Strawberry Jam

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

Cuteness overload! Although I would have a heart attack if I saw him all red and turned on his back!

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

What type of bear is that?

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Tiyani Maphali
Community Member
1 month ago

This pic was already used. Had a whole article about it. It's a couple from HCMC Vietnam. Puppy at Dragon Fruit and fell asleep on shop floor. Puppy had Instagram for getting up to no good. No strawberry jam.

NMN
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep, first thing i noticed was the fake strawberry jam, i remember the original post

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HempFairy
Community Member
1 month ago

That's the "dragon fruit dog".

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

It was a dragon fruit massacre

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William McGivney
Community Member
1 month ago

Soo unbelievably cute. Reminds me of my daughter at 2-1/2 with pizza.

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

practical visual effects puppy

Oscar Contender
Community Member
1 month ago

The cutest little crime scene. Grand theft jam.

Laura Doherty
Community Member
1 month ago

Wanna bet that gave them a hell of a fright at first!

Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought I was shot mom!

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

That is a set up by some douchebags who want hits. No way would the dog REALLY covered like that.

pebs
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, plus the mouth is clean while the body is dirty in unlikely parts.

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Pamela
Community Member
1 month ago

He ate it? What! Then washed his mouth???

Monique Cummings
Community Member
1 month ago

This looks so staged as the jam is everywhere BUT his mouth!

Patricia Stieber
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh Dragon fruit is yummy. No wonder he took a nap after eating some.

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

Eating it? I think he's been bathing in it!

Linda Fentriss
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought he was dead. So glad it was just jam.

Ofer E
Community Member
1 month ago

CRIME SCENE

ume reid
Community Member
1 month ago

oh no he died!

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 week ago

He would look like the wild killer, if his face wasn't so cute!

Myriam Ickx
Community Member
2 weeks ago

The first pic looks like a crime scene!

Carol Roeder
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Aweee! Now that's a cute bandit!

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
1 month ago

In a moment I thought he was seriously injured

Sarcasm101
Community Member
1 month ago

Looked dead for a bit mild heart attack 😂

Joyce Gregory
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope this fat little jam-eating puppy is sorry he almost caused his mom to faint after she saw what she thought was his little murdered body!

Mircea Ghitulescu
Community Member
1 month ago

for high level of glucose

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL, it looked more like a murder scene.

Petra Pan
Community Member
1 month ago

I burst out laughing at the first pic. Loll

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
1 month ago

He is blowing raspberries!

Boopie Dew
Community Member
1 month ago

like a child

TheWitchNaru
Community Member
1 month ago

Blood isn't bright pink....

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww I love him!

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

Bahahaha!!!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my I thought there was a 'murder' at first..pink murder...still a shock, where is the jar?

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 month ago

Sugar coma! :)

Catherine Todd
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahahaha! Thank goodness it's strawberry jam!

Jennifer Cassada
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is there a dog and jam in a sunglass/eyeglass store? What the heck are they doing over there? LOL

C Black
Community Member
1 month ago

He belongs to the owners of the store...

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L.J. Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG! So dar cute!!

Catherine Brady
Community Member
1 month ago

This is my absolute favorite.

Bob Murray
Community Member
1 month ago

Too cute.

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
1 month ago

This dog needs a bath. Pronto!

Lisa Holman
Community Member
1 month ago

LMAO! 🤣

j b milam
Community Member
1 month ago

passion fruit none the less it's dog gone cute

Sharon Kapon
Community Member
1 month ago

Im not sure they’re suppose to eat jam. Too sugary

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, good stuff, says!!!

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg he's so adorable.

Gitta Landgraf
Community Member
1 month ago

So cute!!!!!!!!!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
1 month ago

That is one determined sweet tooth!

brian flower
Community Member
1 month ago

Very sweet !

Gitte Løyche
Community Member
1 month ago

It simply cannot be more adorable than this!

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
1 month ago

Somebody's gonna be really sick---look out!

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

Crime scene photo!

Marjorie Grant
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a crime scene to me.

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

This is the dog version of Hannibal Lector I feel. Just reveling in the joy without embarrassment.

Benjamin Roth
Community Member
1 month ago

Could you actually get mad it him thou...

danielw
Community Member
1 month ago

yes. easily. It's hard to not forgive at pretty much the same time... but that getting-mad-thing still happens.

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Sharon Frank
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought this pupper was dead!!! Stay away from red stuff, baby. Stay, far far away.

David Stutzmann
Community Member
1 month ago

It realy looks like a crime scene!

Jeannine Shaw
Community Member
1 month ago

HAHAHAHAH!

Hugh Walter
Community Member
1 month ago

Sugar rush! Knocked him out!

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 month ago

Nothing to see here.

Mingi Football
Community Member
1 month ago

He is so frickin cute!!

Maia Metz-Tolliver
Community Member
1 month ago

this reminds me of a scene from a Madagascar movie where one of the penguins acts like a tour bus ran him over, and as the tourists got out to inspect him, the other penguins ran and stole the car...

Patricia Rix
Community Member
1 month ago

Corgis are the best dogs!

Marilyn Holt
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a tragedy! (Well, I guess it is)

Lavender
Community Member
1 month ago

I THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD I SCREAMED

Oscar Contender
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1 month ago

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Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

Little derp!

BIG FOOT
Community Member
1 month ago

It looked like he got killed in the first pic

Virginia Stackhouse
Community Member
1 month ago

I wanna work there!

Cami Potter
Community Member
1 month ago

Good grief

Naoko Yamaguchi
Community Member
1 month ago

i would scream or die of sudden heart attack...

Desiré Yen
Community Member
1 month ago

With a face like that, how can anyone be mad at him 💙

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 month ago

Caught red-pawed!

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

not suspicious at all :D

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

That little tongue.

postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago

WTF

Community Member
1 month ago

He's been shot! Nooooo

Peazocker Doll
Community Member
1 month ago

If this corgi really ate the jam, he'd have it around his mouth. Completely faked situation.

(((Sherlocat))) she/her
Community Member
1 month ago

Isn't it missing from around his mouth because he licked his chops?

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1 month ago

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fake. puppy has no jam around his mouth. staged but why

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#3

He Started Barking At The Door, When I Got Up To Look Outside He Ran Back A Stole A Slice Of My Pizza. No One At The Door

He Started Barking At The Door, When I Got Up To Look Outside He Ran Back A Stole A Slice Of My Pizza. No One At The Door

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Very clever.

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To find out more about why our pets love stealing food so much, Bored Panda reached out to Kate Mornement, a qualified animal behaviorist and consultant based in Melbourne who runs the animal behavior consultancy “Pets Behaving Badly.”

Kate said that some pets are notorious food stealers because “they're more motivated by food than other pets and their prior attempts to steal food have been reinforced (rewarded).”

The animal behaviorist gave an example: “a dog who has successfully stolen a whole roast chicken off the kitchen bench is likely to repeat the behavior given future opportunities.” If the act of attempting to steal food really pays off, the chances are high your furry companion will repeat it.

#4

Smart Cat

Smart Cat

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Community Member
1 month ago

I have found the good side to this cone

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#5

I Guess We Will Never Know What Happened To The Catnip

I Guess We Will Never Know What Happened To The Catnip

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AntiNutjob
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1 month ago

Now he wants chocolate and a mountain dew

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#6

Just Want To Apologize To Any Of Our Neighbors Who Are Missing A Full Rack Of Ribs

Just Want To Apologize To Any Of Our Neighbors Who Are Missing A Full Rack Of Ribs

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Just quickly walk away...they aint gonna notice me

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Kate explained that stealing food, which is also known as "counter surfing," is “an opportunistic behavior.” It is solely based on realizing that such behavior pays off, so animals are drawn to repeat it.

“It has nothing to do with being dominant; rather, it's influenced by previous experiences finding food on kitchen benches and tables,” she concluded.

#7

When A Cat Runs To The Fridge Every Time It Opens, A Sign Is Necessary

When A Cat Runs To The Fridge Every Time It Opens, A Sign Is Necessary

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago

I hope everyone will see the sign, so that kitty doesn't get hurt!

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#8

When Mom Turns Her Back And You Steal The Leftover Corn Muffins From Dinner

When Mom Turns Her Back And You Steal The Leftover Corn Muffins From Dinner

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

That little smile though 😂

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#9

My Girlfriend's Cat Likes To Steal Bagel Bites, When You Catch Him He Pretends To Be Asleep. Meet Neji

My Girlfriend's Cat Likes To Steal Bagel Bites, When You Catch Him He Pretends To Be Asleep. Meet Neji

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago

ME with cookies

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The good news is that you can indeed train your pet not to steal food “by making an incompatible behavior, such as staying on their mat, more reinforcing than investigating food in the kitchen.”

Kate said that this can be done by frequently rewarding your pet with high-value treats for staying on their mat while you are preparing or eating food. “It's important to avoid leaving food on countertops and tables outside of training sessions or when you cannot supervise your pet,” she added.

Be patient, and “over time and with repetition, your pet should be less likely to steal food,” the pet behaviorist concluded.

#10

The Nefarious Mr. Sugar Paws Caught Red-Handed Trying To Steal Some Raw Cauliflower, Which Is Inexplicably One Of His Favorite Foods To Nom

The Nefarious Mr. Sugar Paws Caught Red-Handed Trying To Steal Some Raw Cauliflower, Which Is Inexplicably One Of His Favorite Foods To Nom

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

I find it very intriguing that you have a cauliflower-loving cat...

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#11

My Cat Steals Potatoes And Walks Around Like A Boss

My Cat Steals Potatoes And Walks Around Like A Boss

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

'cause he's the boss! The potato boss!

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#12

Who Could Resist A Cinnamon Roll?

Who Could Resist A Cinnamon Roll?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This thief is so cute!

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#13

My Dog Escaped. Showed Up At The Front Door With Unopened Nachos

My Dog Escaped. Showed Up At The Front Door With Unopened Nachos

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

He went shopping, clearly...

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#14

I Was Wondering Who Ate The Bread

I Was Wondering Who Ate The Bread

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago

Conspiracy.... lets discuss

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#15

Mr. Muffins Stealing A Muffin

Mr. Muffins Stealing A Muffin

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago

Aptly named

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#16

Sneak Thief Caught In The Act - That's A Nose In The Hole

Sneak Thief Caught In The Act - That's A Nose In The Hole

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Jumilicious
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought it was a hamster butt at first glance :D

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#17

How I Found My Kitten Trying To Steal Food From The Top Of The Fridge

How I Found My Kitten Trying To Steal Food From The Top Of The Fridge

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1 month ago

That kitten is adorable!

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#18

Bro My Lunch Has Been Stolen

Bro My Lunch Has Been Stolen

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Not-so-MadMax
Community Member
1 month ago

such beautifull eyes <3

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#19

Doggo Steals A Pupperoni Pizza

Doggo Steals A Pupperoni Pizza

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

Self-sustainable.

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#20

He Tried

He Tried

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

If I can just squeeze, up a little more I T-H-I-N -K I can get it.

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#21

Busted, He Stood Silently

Busted, He Stood Silently

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Sayhard Slayer
Community Member
1 month ago

If I close my eyes, nobody would see me..

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#22

Caught Redhanded

Caught Redhanded

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Laura Doherty
Community Member
1 month ago

I've seen the video. The dog pretended so hard to be blind and deaf to the owner. Such a cheeky chap!

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#23

Caught Yogi Red-Pawed Stealing From A Picnic Basket. Too Cute To Be Mad

Caught Yogi Red-Pawed Stealing From A Picnic Basket. Too Cute To Be Mad

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Jumilicious
Community Member
1 month ago

They ain't called pawberrys for nothing, duh.

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#24

The Identity Of The Flour Thief Remains A Mystery. Investigations Continue

The Identity Of The Flour Thief Remains A Mystery. Investigations Continue

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago

When he barks, the flour comes out like a smoke grenade..Case dismissed

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#25

We Caught Our Cat (Cookie) Red Handed Trying To Steal Our Cheese

We Caught Our Cat (Cookie) Red Handed Trying To Steal Our Cheese

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

looks like a painting

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#26

I Caught Her Red Handed. This Stinker Managed To Get Her Paws On A Croissant And Then Promptly Stuck It In My House Shoe

I Caught Her Red Handed. This Stinker Managed To Get Her Paws On A Croissant And Then Promptly Stuck It In My House Shoe

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

She wanted you to have some snack for later,I guess.

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#27

So My Friend's Cat Decided To Steal Some Chicken

So My Friend's Cat Decided To Steal Some Chicken

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Rozanne Blignaut
Community Member
1 month ago

This beautiful monster does not regret anything! Also... innocent until proven guilty in my eyes!

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#28

He Stole My Pretzel

He Stole My Pretzel

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

At least he uses a plate. Manners 10/10.

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#29

Cat Stole My Lunch

Cat Stole My Lunch

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Community Member
1 month ago

How *chew* do *chew* you eat *chew* this??!?!!

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#30

So My Cat Stole My Toaster Strudel Out Of The Toaster Today And My Mom Took A Picture Before Prying It Out Of His Mouth

So My Cat Stole My Toaster Strudel Out Of The Toaster Today And My Mom Took A Picture Before Prying It Out Of His Mouth

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Chuckie
Community Member
1 month ago

I regret nuffing!

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#31

High After The Vet, Caught Stealing French Fries

High After The Vet, Caught Stealing French Fries

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

Drunk people also eat french fries, don't they?

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#32

I Was Distracted By The Baby When My Cat Knocked My Dinner Onto The Floor For My Dog To Steal. I Had Only Eaten One Bite

I Was Distracted By The Baby When My Cat Knocked My Dinner Onto The Floor For My Dog To Steal. I Had Only Eaten One Bite

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Teamwork pays off!

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#33

My Dog Steals Bananas From The Counter All The Time. Only The Bananas, Never Eats Them Though

My Dog Steals Bananas From The Counter All The Time. Only The Bananas, Never Eats Them Though

EVDESIGN Report

Content Wombat
Community Member
1 month ago

They're just messing with you.

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#34

This Is Nico. Here’s A Compilation Of Him When He Steals Food Just To Hold On To It

This Is Nico. Here’s A Compilation Of Him When He Steals Food Just To Hold On To It

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago

Like you buy books but dont read half of them

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#35

Hey, That’s Mine

Hey, That’s Mine

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BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

This comes down to whoever has the strongest teeth.

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#36

Busted. With The Ramen She Stole From The Pantry

Busted. With The Ramen She Stole From The Pantry

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Community Member
1 month ago

Ummmm... I just wanted to cook it for you guys!

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#37

When You Get Caught Stealing Someone’s Chips Because Your Snout Gets Stuck In The Can

When You Get Caught Stealing Someone’s Chips Because Your Snout Gets Stuck In The Can

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BLACKA BLACKA
Community Member
1 month ago

See, what had happened was...never mind can get this off me? Please..

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#38

Dog Thought It Was A Great Idea To Taste-Test It Just In Case It’s Poisoned. Results Turned Negative. Good Dog For Being So Thoughtful

Dog Thought It Was A Great Idea To Taste-Test It Just In Case It’s Poisoned. Results Turned Negative. Good Dog For Being So Thoughtful

This huge loaf of bread traveled along with my parents on a 600 km trip to get home. I love this bread as I don’t get to eat it frequently.

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PandaJon
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1 month ago

Doggo feels the same way

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#39

Our Cat Tried To Steal Our Chinese Leftovers

Our Cat Tried To Steal Our Chinese Leftovers

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Community Member
1 month ago

She never knew the end of the table was so near

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#40

Lil' Goblin Stole My Steak

Lil' Goblin Stole My Steak

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Anne
Community Member
1 month ago

It's her steak now. you eat the broccoli

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#41

A Thief

A Thief

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago

Atleast you dont need to throw it away

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#42

Rare Pic Of The Infamous Bread Thief

Rare Pic Of The Infamous Bread Thief

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

A jug of wine and thou?

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#43

Caught Our Dog Stealing A Piece Of Pizza

Caught Our Dog Stealing A Piece Of Pizza

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

"I AM NOT A THIEF"!

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#44

Caught Red Pawed (Quite Literally)

Caught Red Pawed (Quite Literally)

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks yellow to me!

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#45

My Dog, Katie, Who Stole A Baguette

My Dog, Katie, Who Stole A Baguette

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Community Member
1 month ago

She looks so innocent

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#46

Photographic Evidence Of My Boyfriend’s Cat Trying To Steal My Cookie

Photographic Evidence Of My Boyfriend’s Cat Trying To Steal My Cookie

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BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like he succeeded.

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