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
Community Member
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
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3 months ago

who can blame him?

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#22

Meatball Is A Jerk

Meatball Is A Jerk

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
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!

Lillian Johansson
Community Member
3 months ago

licked?

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Nicola Roberts
Community Member
3 months ago

A few years back I was out with friends, I was driving so no drink. However, about 1am my hysterical daughter phones me - there is a mouse in the house. So I left my friends to spend the next 2 hours rearranging furniture to catch the mouse. At 3 am I can confirm, in a sleepy UK town I managed to capture and release said mouse back into the garden! Thanks cat, I owe you!

Yayaboobo
Community Member
3 months ago

Mine brought me two dead rats and a bat. Sigh. She was great.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

Aw, good kitty! He brought supper and entertainment! ;-P

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 months ago

I was trying to teach her to hunt. But, no! She is afraid of a mouse! I am amazed that humans have not all gone extinct from starvation. Big brains and opposable thumbs are wasted on that species.

kasa alex
Community Member
3 months ago

"And I still think about that furry f*cker every day"

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
3 months ago

Yep, I had a cat that brought me live birds, baby rabbits, and mice! They were all alive and I had to catch them all and try to release them without her catching them again!

Ruth Fichter
Community Member
3 months ago

Mine caught a chipmunk. Fast little sucker. Cat looked so puzzled when I screamed at her to drop it.

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Nadine Khazaka
Community Member
3 months ago

My cat does that up to six times per night, I've become a pretty nifty mouse catcher myself.

Jess-a-men
Community Member
3 months ago

That might actually have been your cat's goal. It's probably really proud that it managed to teach you how to hunt.

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Melinda Stierns
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I let my dog back in from outside she walk in with her head down, when I said her name I heard a plop and she took off as fast as she could I then realized she had brought in the house a dead and decomposing rabbit yuck!

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 months ago

Cat sitting and the second night I got a large live rat. Shudder

Kat Rogers
Community Member
3 months ago

AT LEAST KITTY IS NOOOT A MURDERER. NOT MUCH IN THE WAY OF A CONSOLATION, HUH. 😆

Carole Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

my dog was making a fuss and trying to get something by my left hip. I got up and took the blanket off the chair and shook it out, only to find out that I had been sitting on a dead mouse for the last four hours. His attitude seemed to be ''I bring her a gift, and she sits on it!'

Coleen Fussell
Community Member
3 months ago

It was simply a “gift” for my humans.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

Unappreciated. Funny though screaming, jumping!

Grace Note
Community Member
3 months ago

My cat brings in slowworms and throws them at me so I'll use them to play catch with her. The mice and birds I can take - and often get to rescue them before she murders them - but slowworms freak me the f**k out.

DogMatic
Community Member
3 months ago

Poor slowworms!

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WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
2 months ago

Awwwwww!!!! Keep the mouse as a pet! They are so cute! Small, soft, and squeaky.

Adele Maestranzi
Community Member
3 months ago

Yep, got a live mouse from my cat, and once a live, uninjured bird that started flying around the house.

Deb Mason
Community Member
3 months ago

One night watching a movie with my family, my dog was cuddled up next to me when my cat came in and started eating a mouse in the middle of the room. Dog saw, jumped down and stole it from cat, making him runaway. Fast forward 5-10 minutes, he came back looking for it lol

Leisa Farrow
Community Member
3 months ago

He was bringing you a gift. He might think you don't eat enough & he's brought you food. That's why kitties do this.

daniela scintei
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I hunt for you!

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww! It was a gift for you.

existent_being
Community Member
3 months ago

The number of times my cats have done this...

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
3 months ago

My dearest and blackest Benita used to catch all sort of small hunting and bring it ALIVE into our house (mice, birds, parrots, doves, some little snake...) Now she's 17 years old, ceased her hunting but is still royal. DSCN4519-5...91ed16.jpg DSCN4519-5ede7e591ed16.jpg

Shastylott
Community Member
3 months ago

Been there; with a mouse, rat, bat, and a pigeon, all release in our dining room!

Bryn Tillberg
Community Member
3 months ago

she is trying to feed you because she does not see you hunt

Amy Pontious
Community Member
3 months ago

Typical kitty!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 months ago

If it is outdoors, you deserve whatever it brings !!!

Cécile Voltolin
Community Member
3 months ago

Did they play with the mouse?

Pam Harris
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Stupid as "Mewey". She brought a live mouse in the house...which proceeded to live in the back of my fridg!!! Finally found it after replacing the fridge anyway, a few months later. Idiot cat -- couldn't even do her job 😡

melbfk
Community Member
3 months ago

That's one way to get your attention.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, my cat did this often. .,teaching me to hunt. ,,I don't think he was impressed with my efforts, especially when I put it back outside.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

mine used to bring in June beetles and hide them in my shoes....apparently they fall asleep in the dark and you can bring them out later when mommy's in the bathtub.

Flavia Slag
Community Member
3 months ago

Our cat does the same...only they are rats! and one time a full grown squirrel !!

Tim Skeens
Community Member
3 months ago

Just needed a friend

Linda Clements
Community Member
3 months ago

He is a cat! Let him out, and he brings you home a gift. Keep him inside! Problem solved!!!

backatya
Community Member
3 months ago

Well at least he didn't kill it and hide it so it can build up an awful smell

Pebblesmax
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3 months ago

Wait don't look a gift kitty in the mouth

Anna Dimino
Community Member
3 months ago

He needed a friend to play with.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 months ago

The gift that keeps on giving

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
3 months ago

Mel brought a live bird into the house. Then Tinker-bell brought alive mouse into the house.

Simon White
Community Member
3 months ago

As you do

Dayanara Ryelle
Community Member
3 months ago

We had cats who would bring live ones up from the basement and let them go. (*facepalm*)

Jason Doakes
Community Member
3 months ago

"See human? THIS is what a real toy does..."

Nancy Doughty
Community Member
3 months ago

That was your for your hunting lesson!

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 months ago

Happened to me, too. But then the mouse died. I got a new mattress and box spring before I found the mouse behind the bookcase, thinking it may have crawled into my bed. Expensive.

Drawing Gamer
Community Member
3 months ago

a dead bird was in my dogs cage i thought he ate my roomates bird

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
3 months ago

My cat Rascal is a good mouser when it comes to catching them, yet she sucks when it comes to killing it before it gets away. They're like toys with batteries to her. I hate it when she loses them in my bedroom of all places.

Elana Moore
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3 months ago

Needed some excitement in there

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3 months ago

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Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 months ago

Humans are ungrateful, and after you worked so hard to catch that mouse.

Melinda Stierns
Community Member
3 months ago

I let my dog back in from outside and noticed she was hanging her head I said her name heard this pop and then saw her run off as fast as she could thenrealized she had brought a dead and decomposing rabbit into the house yuck!

danielw
Community Member
3 months ago

This. Cat. is. AWESOME. (also evil.)

Manuela
Community Member
3 months ago

Once, when my lovely terrorcat was little, she brought a big fat rat in the house and eliminated it in the living room.

Lynn Korbel
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm sure it was supposed to be a gift!

Trey Walters
Community Member
3 months ago

It was trying to teach you to hunt. It thinks you're a dumb cat who doesn't know how to.

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
3 months ago

Brat 😻

Kathy Trites
Community Member
3 months ago

When I was 12, my cat brought half a mouse and put it on my pillow while I was sleeping. She got annoyed it rolled into my hair and was trying to get it out when I woke up

MammaG
Community Member
3 months ago

Do NOT send a cat outside! If the mouse was in the house, then she was doing her job. Praise her. Don't shame her.

Lillukka
Community Member
3 months ago

Mine did this and by his logic, inside it was part of the family. Had to put out a mousetrap, since they were eating together from the same bowl

Shushadei
Community Member
3 months ago

What's so Special? Mine does it regularely....

Bill Honnen
Community Member
3 months ago

My cat brought in a live pigeon, concealed expertly between his front legs, and released it. It as one of his proudest moments.

Caroline Silk
Community Member
3 months ago

We were given this kind gift in bed in the middle of the night. After another midnight gift of a live moorhen the cat flap was removed

Linda HS
Community Member
3 months ago

😺😺😺😺

Catlady6000
Community Member
3 months ago

Alive bird in my bedroom at 3 am

Dolevaal
Community Member
3 months ago

Spontaneous love for that someone who seriously calls his cat Meatball :D .

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 months ago

I wish I had been there to see it!

Jiboo
Community Member
3 months ago

My kitty decided I needed to witness her expert hunting skills first hand. So she brought a live bat into my office and released it, only to kill it shortly there after making a huge mess! 🙄

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

We had a mouse in the house which my dog caught. She then dropped it, chased it, caught it. dropped it, chased it, caught it, dropped it, chased it etc. She did it a few times playing with the mouse until the mouse ran under the fridge so our dog couldn't catch it anymore. This is where the good ol trusty mouse trap came in handy.

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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
Community Member
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)
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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