I’m sure that at some point recently you’ve stumbled across of an example or two of pet shaming. You know what I mean – the ones with a happy dog with a goofy expression on his face wearing a sign around his neck that says “Mom left the house for a few minutes to get the mail and I panicked and ate the couch”. Or maybe one with a smug looking cat whose sign says “I puked in mom’s shoes – twice”. These posts always make me laugh – in large part because I can relate to them so much! My little monsters are ALWAYS getting into some kind of trouble. I finally decided to start documenting their antics. You’ll never guess who the first kitty to make it to the wall of shame was…
Of course, it was Linus. Is anyone really surprised? This little noodle is the sweetest kitty in the universe but gets in to SO.MUCH.TROUBLE!!
My personal theory is that cats do things to make you mad because they want to keep you on your toes. They’re little assholes, but deep down want to make sure that you’re always ready for any unexpected disaster that may occur. In a cats mind, the best way to prepare is by fishing your hair tie out of a toilet, or cleaning up a roll of paper towel that the cat wrapped throughout the entire house. It helps you keep your eyes open, get some exercise, and hopefully be prepared for any pending doom.
Dogs, on the other hand, are the complete opposite. I think of dogs like over-excited toddlers. Little kids who ate too much sugar. They get SO EXCITED to see your car pulling into the driveway that the only appropriate way to show you how happy they are to see you is to dive right through the screen door to get to you as fast as humanly possible.
I think this is why no matter how mad you are when you first walk into an apparent war-zone in your living room, as soon as you look your furbaby in the eyes all that anger just melts away.
What is your favorite pet shaming photo? Please share!