We love our pets but they can be incredibly naughty and mischievous animals at times. Like when your ferrets ‘accidentally’ order a phone from Amazon. Or when your doggos make a mess by eating toilet paper and pieces of a puzzle (and you were so close to finishing it, too!).

Pet owners are shaming their misbehaving pets by posting photos of them along with signs stating their ‘crimes.’ Bored Panda has collected some of the best pics, so scroll down, enjoy, and remember to upvote your fave ones. We’re sure that you’ve got some stories about your pets getting into shenanigans, too, dear Pandas—we’d love to read them in the comments! Bored Panda spoke about pet shaming, dog discipline, and positive reinforcement with Bill Lambert, Head of Health and Welfare at The Kennel Club. Read on for the full interview.

When you’re done with this list, we invite you to look through our earlier posts about the hilarious times that fish got shamed for being naughty, about mischievous cats, and about farmers who are shaming their chickens for their ‘crimes.’

#1

There Are Two Types Of Doggos

There Are Two Types Of Doggos

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varwenea
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3 months ago

I literally started laughing out loud. Oh Huxley, what a little trouble maker.

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#2

He Even Looks Proud

He Even Looks Proud

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Nea
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3 months ago

No.. look at his face, he didnt do anything

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#3

Left This Note For My Husband

Left This Note For My Husband

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Damon Gates
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3 months ago

My cats do this all the time. My wife and I always warn each other.

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"We all love seeing dog pictures and videos on the internet, especially ones that show off their unique characters but we must remember that most behavior problems can often be a sign of something else, such as separation anxiety, fear, or simply being unsure of how to deal with a situation," Lambert warned.

"We are also not sure that dogs actually feel 'shame' or embarrassment in the same way that we do. The way that a dog acts will often reflect the tone of voice that’s being used to talk to it and it’s highly unlikely that it will associate past behaviors with what is happening right now. It’s very easy for us humans to misinterpret a dog’s emotions and behaviors," he said.

#4

I Just Thought My Mom Would Like Some Company

I Just Thought My Mom Would Like Some Company

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 months ago

he looks very pleased with himself

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#5

Throwback To When Dad Decided To Make Home Improvements I Didn’t Agree With

Throwback To When Dad Decided To Make Home Improvements I Didn’t Agree With

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Vero Morales
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3 months ago

hahaha I would love to see that moment

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#6

True Story

True Story

My husband and I went out to the garage to feed our black lab thus leaving the ferrets to their own devices. After a short time we returned to the following:

1. Someone had opened one of my husband's Harbor Freight emails and searched for item number "1q''''''smffmnnnn". There were no results.

2. Wesley (on the left) had ordered a Samsung Galaxy S4 for $180 using the ever so convenient Amazon one-click option.

3. Ryan (right) turned off the power strip which supplied the laptop, phone charger, ferret litter box ventilation fans, and the internet, but not before Wesley's purchase went through.

This is a true story. We canceled the order. We weren't really sure what to put in the explanation box.

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Brenna Cai
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3 months ago

Powerful duo

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The Kennel Club's Head of Health and Welfare pointed out that a lot of future problems can be prevented if animals are given lots of positive new experiences as early on as possible. "With older dogs, you may need help from a specialist trainer such as the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme or with a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor."

Lambert believes it's possible to discipline dogs with positive reinforcement, without shaming them. "As the owner, you should take every opportunity to praise your dog for good manners, and instead of punishing them, divert them away from undesirable behavior, as this will reinforce the correct behavior."

He continued: "It is unfair and also counterproductive to punish them for something after the incident has taken place as they don’t know what they are being punished for. If you do catch your dog doing something that it shouldn’t, interrupt them and then distract them with a toy or a game and then praise them once they have stopped and are settled.”

#7

She Screamed At Dingleberry

She Screamed At Dingleberry

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Kangaroo Moo
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3 months ago

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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#8

Hamburger Thief

Hamburger Thief

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Musashi
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3 months ago

"What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine."

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#9

I Feel Like A Little Bit Of Cat-Shaming Is Ok Here

I Feel Like A Little Bit Of Cat-Shaming Is Ok Here

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

This one is hilarious! Puddy Tat doesn't look particularly apologetic.

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Lambert added that a trained dog is a happy dog and urged owners who are struggling with their dogs’ behavior to reach out to a trainer.

Bored Panda also spoke to Lambert about how dogs show that they’re anxious or frightened. “Anxious dogs tend to pant more and appear more thirsty than usual or be uninterested in their food. Other signs can include excessive yawning, licking, or curling its lips, an inability to settle, and other noticeable behavior changes,” he said.

“Prevention is always better than cure. However, if your dog is displaying anxious or frightened behavior try to act and behave as normal, keeping calm, happy, and cheerful and if they come to you for comfort, make sure you give it to them. However, if they do retreat, make sure to allow them their space.”

#10

Well, Pete Wasn’t Such A Good Boy Today

Well, Pete Wasn’t Such A Good Boy Today

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

"Fabulous disco poo?" I love it!

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#11

The Smile Says It All

The Smile Says It All

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 months ago

he looks extremely self pleased

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#12

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

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Brenna Cai
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3 months ago

That is a face of regrets.

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The pet shaming meme is a spinoff from the ‘Dogshaming’ Tumblr blog that was launched in 2012. It all started with a photo of a dachshund (aka a sausage doggo) with a sign saying, "I am an underwear eating jerk!" This then led to the creation of the ‘Dogshaming’ online community. They even have a website.

Eventually, people started posting photos of other misbehaving pets, not just dogs. We’ve had people shaming cats, fish, birds, and plenty more.

#13

Next Time, Pay Attention To Me

Next Time, Pay Attention To Me

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Tracy Moorhead
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3 months ago

This is a beautiful Cat! Pay attention to him/her!!!

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#14

Binx Has Officially Destroyed All The Living Room Blinds

Binx Has Officially Destroyed All The Living Room Blinds

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Boop
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3 months ago

The moment when u realize window blinds are nice things

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#15

This Happened Today On Our Walk

This Happened Today On Our Walk

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JuJu
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3 months ago

Today's lesson in "how to lose your dog and get sued" 101

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Some animal welfare experts and vets believe that pet shaming might be detrimental to their wellbeing and undermines the animals’ dignity. According to some vets, the photos of pets that are looking guilty might actually show them afraid or anxious.

“The idea of shaming a dog is daft. Dogs don’t like having the mickey taken out of them and can undoubtedly plug into that. So why would you do that to your pet? You wouldn’t mock your family or your friends like this, so why your dog?” secretary of The Kennel Club, Caroline Kisko, told The Telegraph.

“It might be a bit of fun when it is kept to a reasonable level, but people take them too far and it stops being funny for the dog. Dogs have a level of dignity and we don’t want to undermine that. They are meant to be a companion, not a joke.”

#16

I Was Having A Good Morning. Everything Was Going Well. Then I Came Home To This Glitter Bomb

I Was Having A Good Morning. Everything Was Going Well. Then I Came Home To This Glitter Bomb

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Damon Gates
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3 months ago

At least he looks festive...

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#17

Self-Sufficiency Level: Unlocked

Self-Sufficiency Level: Unlocked

Darcey tore up the screen door, and now she uses it to go in and out

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Liam Walsh
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3 months ago

That innocent little fur-face!

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#18

Sneaky Pooper

Sneaky Pooper

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

I think it's time to put the shoes on an elevated shoe rack.

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#19

I Found Out I Wasn’t Included In Mum’s Next Holiday, So I Ate Her Passport

I Found Out I Wasn’t Included In Mum’s Next Holiday, So I Ate Her Passport

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Liam Walsh
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3 months ago

Looks a bit like Sid the sloth...

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#20

This Cat Being Publicly Fat-Shamed

This Cat Being Publicly Fat-Shamed

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Demi Zwaan
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3 months ago

This is not fat-shaming. This is trying to get/keep a pet healthy.

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#21

This Cute Dachshund Surely Loves Pizza

This Cute Dachshund Surely Loves Pizza

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KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 months ago

who can blame him?

danielw
Community Member
3 months ago

The other dog.

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Lisa Hutchinson Harris
Community Member
3 months ago

Look at that face! Pizza lover through and through

tuzdayschild
Community Member
3 months ago

Left the dog in the room alone with food. Food disappeared. Real mystery that.

JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

How and why did they leave the pizza alone for so long?!?!

deanna woods
Community Member
3 months ago

Who leaves a pizza alone in a room with a pet?

Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

He knows what's good

Lyra Rey
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope they followed up with a vet. That much fat in one meal can cause pancreatitis. Not that I'm judging. A few years ago my six pound dog somehow got hold of half a stick of butter. It happens to the best of us (and also to me), but it's important to follow up with a vet ASAP when it does.

Jack Nimble
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a small pizza. Nothing to be ashamed of.

DancingToMyself
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3 months ago

Pizza spotted. Pizza gone.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
3 months ago

It never ceases to amaze me the amount a dog can eat at one time. I've got a good appetite, but don't think I could eat an entire pizza in one sitting. :)

Doreen Pinkham
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s a dachshund. Their legs are about 6 inches long. They’re not great jumpers. Where did you leave the pizza?

Kat Rogers
Community Member
3 months ago

WHOOO HAD TO CLEAN UP THE WHOLE~🍕BARF?!?!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 months ago

Get the paper towels ready !!!

Anna Buck Combs
Community Member
3 months ago

Yep. My first thought was, that dog is gonna get SICK.

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Tiffiny
Community Member
3 months ago

How? She’s so little.

Ang.stl
Community Member
3 months ago

You would be shocked how much of a dachshund’s body is stomach!! And how wide their jaw opens and how big around their throats must be!! I once dropped a hunk of ham, it was about the size of my palm and as thick as my thumb on one end. I swear my doxie mix swallowed it in one go. Just to make sure I didn’t get it back from her, you know? Needless to say, she didn’t get fed that evening!!

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Jessica Nelson
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2 weeks ago

Omg lol

Silke
Community Member
3 months ago

My Schnauzer was only about one year old when he ate an entire family sized Philly-Cheese pizza. For the next few days, he had long strings of onion in every poop and Mommy had to pull them out!

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope a whole pizza didn't make him sick!

Dawn Ours
Community Member
3 months ago

it's only dominos

William Ruel-Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

No pizza.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Caring about your diet, hooman, what's the matter?

Kikka io
Community Member
3 months ago

he had abandoned her, he limited himself not to leave her alone. you don't leave a pizza alone.

Teresa Groth
Community Member
3 months ago

This would make a great commercial!

Wilma Sliwiak
Community Member
3 months ago

I think my hubby did that once

Storm Rise
Community Member
3 months ago

Me too little buddy- me too!

Pam Harris
Community Member
3 months ago

Plucker...Hope he gets constipated!

Mohra Taylor
Community Member
3 months ago

T’was a wee morsel.

melbfk
Community Member
3 months ago

But it had my favorite toppings.

John Herling
Community Member
3 months ago

It was Dominos, and he stil at it all??? He really must be a glutton.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 months ago

They deserved nothing less for leaving it to tempt you!

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

tummy ache for sure...

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

Redial,reorder, do it again!

Tim Skeens
Community Member
3 months ago

We've all been there

Linda Clements
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, I don't think his tummy is going to feel very well!!

Anna Repp
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG - I'm much bigger than this dog and I can't eat a whole pizza in one seating!

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow. That's a lot of pizza for one dog.

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 months ago

OK, dogs can't climb or jump up on counters. So, wherever you left the pizza, he correctly reasoned you must hav intended it for him. Actually, the doggo should be human-shaming....

Pebblesmax
Community Member
3 months ago

Can't believe I ATE the whole thing

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
3 months ago

He was soooo hungry!

Rita DS
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks satisfied 😄

0-.A.Opinion.-0
Community Member
3 months ago

he was starving XD

Claudia Calabrese
Community Member
3 months ago

And he didn't need to go to the vet?

Blackheart
Community Member
3 months ago

Saw an opportunity and took it!

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
3 months ago

My dog grabs appetizers off the coffee table when I have guests, he waits until we're distracted.

Drawing Gamer
Community Member
3 months ago

wh can blame him

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
3 months ago

Was the box left on the floor? No wonder doggie ate it. "For me? Thank you. (chomp chomp nom nom)" Or did determination help those little legs reach the table or counter? lol

Teak_the_FoxWing
Community Member
3 months ago

me as a dog!

Lilfish_74
Community Member
3 months ago

I be more upset about when the pizza comes back out. Yikes!

Emi A.
Community Member
3 months ago

At least he didn't make a mess eating. Cleaned it all completely. Good boy for that :)

Elana Moore
Community Member
3 months ago

One pizza...left in a room with a dog...must be mine. So I ate it.

@Daisychain
Community Member
3 months ago

one hour later... severe indigestion...

Sandra Charlot
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, he's part of the family ...

Your Mother
Community Member
3 months ago

The hot dog ate his cousin the pizza ;)

Nancy Massi
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

...the whole thing? dear sweet baby jesus. His next poop is going to be the stuff of legend.

Cyn Tamasi
Community Member
3 months ago

Your so lucky you didn't get sodium poisoning ..Wht a Gorgeous Face!!

Shawna Rachelle
Community Member
3 months ago

I love dachshunds! I had 4 of them, I miss them all so much

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
3 months ago

I would do the same.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
3 months ago

I relate to this on a personal level

MammaG
Community Member
3 months ago

Train your fucking dog.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

Next time stick it in the oven while you're rounding up the family!

Maria Isabel Katto
Community Member
3 months ago

And he even had some box!!!

freedomfighter
Community Member
3 months ago

my moms dachshund once ate a pound of chocolate(he was ok) and he somehow got into the beer and drank a pint of beer.(again he was ok)

J.Norton
Community Member
3 months ago

Wha???! you mean this wasn't for *me*??

Edwin Anderson
Community Member
3 months ago

Back when Little Caesar's had PIZZA PIZZA (2 in on box), my son picked one up and came over. We had finished one and all 3 of us went to the kitchen to get more sodas. Son went back to the living room first and I heard, "Dad! Where did you hide the other pizza?" I walked in and didn't see my Dobie, Apollo...or the pizza. I found her behind the water bed with her ears back. She at the WHOLE thing. She loved 'pizza bones' (crusts).

Carmen Flores
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3 months ago

Aww..I hope Apollo was okay after that..

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Jess-a-men
Community Member
3 months ago

Well honestly, I'd have done the same.

Mimi M
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3 months ago

Leaving pizza out in the open? Even a hoomin would have eaten a bunch...

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#22

Meatball Is A Jerk

Meatball Is A Jerk

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Michelle Muirhead
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3 months ago

somehow a dead mouse ended up in my slipper licked to death by my dog. It was a heck of a shock!

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#23

Dog Ate Husband's Teeth

Dog Ate Husband's Teeth

My husband lost 2 front teeth due to a skateboarding accident. His new flipper wasn't comfortable and he took it out and left it on the end table. Leaving the room for a moment was all it took for our Daphnie to get a hold of them.

Daphnie was NOT hurt, what ever pieces she actually ingested passed without incident. The only thing this hurt was our budget! Even the best Dental Coverage doesn't replace teeth when your dog eats them.

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Kaeden
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3 months ago

THE EYES!

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#24

And This Happened

And This Happened

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Boop
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3 months ago

U CAN HAVE A TOUCAN AS A PET???? WOW

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#25

Colin My Naughty Cockeral. The Kids Are Scared Of Him And So Are The Neighbors

Colin My Naughty Cockeral. The Kids Are Scared Of Him And So Are The Neighbors

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Katrin
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3 months ago

That’s a Cockaraptor

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#26

These Bad Dogs Deserved To Have Some Dog-Shaming For This One

These Bad Dogs Deserved To Have Some Dog-Shaming For This One

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Michelle Muirhead
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3 months ago

Shame, shame shame!!!! Off to the doghouse!!!

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#27

Atlas The Service Dog Sits In Front Of The Camera With A Toothy Grin Wearing A Sign That Says "Mom’s Underwear Is Not A Present For Guests"

Atlas The Service Dog Sits In Front Of The Camera With A Toothy Grin Wearing A Sign That Says "Mom’s Underwear Is Not A Present For Guests"

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago (edited)

When I was younger one of our dogs ate my mums undies and had something sticking out of her arse. I drew the short straw and had to remove it, it ended up being the elastic of my mums knickers.

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#28

Shame On You

Shame On You

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Anne
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3 months ago

Lockdown game!

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#29

“I Just Had To Explore That Noise In The Bushes At 3am, I Only Wanted To Play But Mr. Skunk Was Not Having It"

“I Just Had To Explore That Noise In The Bushes At 3am, I Only Wanted To Play But Mr. Skunk Was Not Having It"

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that an air freshener on the dogs ear?

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#30

Let’s Not Forget About The Other Sketchy Character Living In Our House

Let’s Not Forget About The Other Sketchy Character Living In Our House

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Elixir
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3 months ago

This is amazing for a snake lover but terrifying for an Australian

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#31

Bovine Business Calls

Bovine Business Calls

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pei meow
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3 months ago

And then, your colleagues- ”Do you own a cow?”

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#32

Stealth Licker

Stealth Licker

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Allen
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3 months ago

Where did he keep the toast for such a little dog to get to them? On the floor??

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#33

Had A Bit Of A Scare Yesterday When I Got Home. There’s Never A Dull Moment With These Two, I Swear

Had A Bit Of A Scare Yesterday When I Got Home. There’s Never A Dull Moment With These Two, I Swear

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Beverly
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3 months ago

Believe it or not, I had a dog that did this too. She woke up the next morning weaving drunk.

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#34

What You Snackin’ On, Willis?

What You Snackin’ On, Willis?

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Magpie
Community Member
3 months ago

Does the human not have him on a lead ??

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#35

I Ate Alexa And I’d Do It Again I Tells Ya

I Ate Alexa And I’d Do It Again I Tells Ya

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mph seti
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a good boy.

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#36

Then I Run Into My Cat Cave And Hide

Then I Run Into My Cat Cave And Hide

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, look at that face! How can anyone stay angry?

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#37

Taste-Test Concludes: February Least Filling

Taste-Test Concludes: February Least Filling

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Anouk Raemen
Community Member
3 months ago

Talking about irony

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#38

I’ve Been Told This Belongs Here, And I’m Inclined To Agree

I’ve Been Told This Belongs Here, And I’m Inclined To Agree

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I laughed out loud at this one. I apologize.

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#39

Candy (Left) And Casper (Right). Casper Is Pretty Stupid. Picture Says It All

Candy (Left) And Casper (Right). Casper Is Pretty Stupid. Picture Says It All

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KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd be pissed at the dog sitter for bringing drugs into my home more than the dog eating them!

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#40

Apparently Puzzles Are A Delicious

Apparently Puzzles Are A Delicious

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Wonderful
Community Member
3 months ago

His poops are puzzling...

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