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
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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!

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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
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s a Cockaraptor

Kangaroo Moo
Community Member
3 months ago

Indeed it is

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Janine B.
Community Member
3 months ago

Tyrannus Chickus Rex.

Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

I kinda like him :D

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
3 months ago

Rosters can be vicious. When I was 5 I was chased up a tree by our roster, fell out and broke my wrist. The roster was gone when I returned home from the hospital.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
3 months ago

So....how was that chicken dinner you had the next day?

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't know, I don't really find that funny. Those birds can be VERY aggressive and attack and hurt people/pets. It should not be allowed to roam free.

Yayaboobo
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks fake...until it moves.

Martha Riche
Community Member
3 months ago

I grew up on a farm & we had 60 hens - we had a rooster who attacked me, and he was delicious in homemade chicken noodle soup that evening! Roosters, aka "cockerels" can be vicious, and can cause serious injury - those claws & spurs are sharp.

Marilyn Holt
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh I used to have to carry a rake for protection when our rooster was outside with the hens.

Leslea Freeman
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG my uncle does the same and has had to use it too!

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Lynda Momalo
Community Member
3 months ago

Birds have never forgotten that they are the descendants of dinosaurs.

Pebblesmax
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3 months ago

Steven King movie in the making...Kujo the Rooster

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
3 months ago

NOT okay!!! I raise chickens, myself. Roosters & cockerals can easily blind a chid. NO, that is NOT urban legend! If yor NJ if was loose to threaten my child, iId.be after your ass. Your neighbors should show up at your door with farm implements. What YOU are doing to your neighbors is NOT funny. Keep that boy on YOUR property!

Emily Barnes
Community Member
3 months ago

Roosters/chickens are the closest relative to the t-Rex

John Baker
Community Member
3 months ago

There's no way of knowing that, since we don't and never will have T. rex DNA. We can't say that any particular species of bird is any more closely related to tyrannosaurs than any other.

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Kat Rogers
Community Member
3 months ago

IS THAT A COCK AND BULLY STORY, OR WHAT?! I'D SAY, "WHAT"... IS IT A PUN?? A FUN PUN?? SHALL I JUST STOP NOW!

Kikka io
Community Member
3 months ago

well, hens are known to be the direct descendants of dinosaurs, so it only does its job.

Flavia Slag
Community Member
3 months ago

Dinner someday.... signed the neighbor

Toni Carroll
Community Member
3 months ago

sunday dinner

CincyReds
Community Member
3 months ago

Look at that face, I would not mess this Cockeral!

Canyon Rider
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3 months ago

“Growing up I had a handsome white leghorn rooster.” This guy was smart, talented, protective, and very territorial! He was a great guard rooster! Took his job seriously! He had the run of the yard, but no gates at the driveway. So he ran the roost, and the yard was his, no matter what! He loved me, and did anything I asked of him! He waited for me! But not everyone in my family liked him! Half of the neighborhood hated him! The other half keet telling my stepfather they’d like him better in mole sauce! He hated my siblings! They taunted him, all the time! One day my youngest sister went home for lunch. He was not a happy Foghorn leghorn, to say he least! That dang chicken lovin’ beast chased her back to school! That kid was so upset! Just imagine a seven year old cryin’ to her dad! She had to go back to school without food! “Well my stepfather served chicken mole for dinner the next day!” No one eat the chicken! He went to the neighbors and and said ”eat!”

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

My neighbour is terrified of her red cockerel... I use a broom to keep it at bay and get past. Good to have a little farm experience under these kinds of circumstances!

Tom Ballantyne
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2 weeks ago

Tony

Charlotte The Crazy cat lady
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3 months ago

neat handwriting

Elsahthescienceguy
Community Member
3 months ago

Chickens are scary! My grandpa used to have chickens and the alpha cock would always chase after me and try to bite my ankles! I was FIVE!

Faith Nicole
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, i mean..you do have an evil expression on your face 😂

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
3 months ago

If he scares the nieghbours and the kids, he should be contained so he can't chase them.

John Baker
Community Member
3 months ago

If Colin wants to end up as the main ingredient in a tasty curry, let him try to "terrorize" me.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
3 months ago

Fierce!

Amy Pontious
Community Member
3 months ago

They are mean lil guys!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
3 months ago

The shoe is on the other foot now.

Kathy Walsh
Community Member
3 months ago

HE'S LUCKY HE ISN'T DINNER

Mohra Taylor
Community Member
3 months ago

Cock-a-doodle stew

melbfk
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3 months ago

I think it's in their DNA.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG I love him

Leslea Freeman
Community Member
3 months ago

Cocks are mean AF, especially when they have hens with them.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

I hate roosters, don't like chickens and detest people who think it's funny.

Mary Dellenbusch
Community Member
3 months ago

Bonus! You go!

Linda Clements
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm not very nice now, am I?

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 months ago

Cockerals are mean as hell. My brother had one and NOONE or any thing living challenges him.

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 months ago

He is so cute!

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
3 months ago

Scary!!!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 months ago

And so am I.

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
3 months ago

Chicken stew?

Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that's an angry bird!

Nadine Khazaka
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't mess with birds or they'll mess with you. You can practically see the dinosaur DNA in those predatory eyes.

Theo
Community Member
3 months ago

That sounds fun

Mieke Sorée
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks pissed!

Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
3 months ago

I have a scar on my leg from one of mine.

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks very SCARY!!

iblowsheep
Community Member
3 months ago

scared of a damn chicken? foot to the head would take care of that right quick.

Dave Chapman
Community Member
3 months ago

Wanna give it a try? You're gonna lose, they don't just sit there and let you kick them, they fly at you with spikes out and they're relentless!!

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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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3 months ago

His poops are puzzling...

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