IT WASN’T ME | MONDAY MISCHIEF

In my opinion, if Harley could talk – one of his favorite phrases would pawbably be: “it wasn’t me!” In five short years, Harley has mastered the “it wasn’t me” look even without the verbal follow-up…

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Even if he’s caught red handed white pawed in the middle of the act – he’ll cock that head to the side ever so sightly and stare me down till I think I’M crazy…

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 Here’s a pawfect illustration 

One evening as I sat on the floor in the hallway “home schooling” myself on camera techniques. Harley was in one of the bedrooms completely oblivious to my close proximity to him. I watched as he premeditated a highjacking of an empty plastic bottle from the nightstand.

Once he’d succeeded, he then nestled behind the bed with the bottle…

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Pawhaps he assumed since he was on the other side of the bed, he would not be discovered, so he preceded to open the bottle and try with all his Doodle might to lick the rest of the orange juice goodness from the bottle…

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For the longest time he was so engrossed with his “treasure” he was totally unaware of my presence. I had laid down on my belly in the hallway just snapping photo after photo. I was super quiet, don’t even think I was breathing. But eventually I got a little greedy and decided to shimmy a little closer for a better angle when I was spotted. #busted

What happened next made me laugh out loud. As soon as he saw me, he dropped the bottle, pushed it away with his paw, and gave me his BEST EVER “wasn’t me” look…

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He then had the nerve to remain “poised” in that position for what seemed like minutes. Talk about an actor – Oh My Doodle!

When I finally stopped laughing and was able to gain my composure – I went into the room, sat on the floor, picked up the bottle and extended my arm to him. He came out from behind the bed, took the bottle out of my hand, and went right back to business as usual – forgetting I was even there…

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I understand if you are speechless right about now, I was too when it happened. Have your dogs mastered the “it wasn’t me” look?

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Photo courtesy of dailypuppy.com

Photo courtesy of dailypuppy.com

Harley wasn’t adopted, and he wasn’t a shelter pup – but he was what I call a “purchased” puppy mill rescue, and trust me when I tell you, without our family he surely would have died.

Everyday, I am grateful for him in my life, everyday is a blessing with four legs and a tail. Are you ready for a blessing? #Mondaysquestion

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16 Comments
  • Miley's Daily Scoop
    October 6, 2014

    BOL! Caught red pawed, I hope it was good while it lasted! BOL!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2014

      Miley – it must have been, he was all over it BOL

  • DashLilly
    October 6, 2014

    Ha! Harley you little demon you! Dash has quite the look too. Lilly is a little dopey when she tries to be mischievous … she kind of announces those moments. But you and Dash are right on with the “it wasn’t me” face!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2014

      Hey Dash Lilly, do you think it’s a doodle look?

  • Talent Hounds
    October 6, 2014

    Oh caught in the act Harley!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2014

      Yes, talent hounds – he was busted!

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    October 6, 2014

    So shameless! Mr. N has a “defiant” face.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2014

      Oh no, not Mr N – I’ve never seen any defiance in his face 🙂

  • Emma
    October 6, 2014

    You are quite the actor my friend. Sadly, my cat bro Bert is too and I was framed for lots of stuff for over a year before Mom caught on. Keep up the good work, you efforts make the crimes worth the time.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2014

      Emma, I am so surprised to hear that you were a victim of Bert’s mischief 🙂 But tell the truth – are you completely mischief free?

  • Chelsea Price
    October 7, 2014

    BOL! SUCH a cute story! Riley doesn’t quite have the “wasn’t-me” look mastered yet 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 10, 2014

      Thanks Chelsea – just give Riley some time, I am sure that expression becomes standard to all pets after a while. Harley just started very early in life! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Pamela
    October 7, 2014

    Harley needs his own tv show. Because I would love to have witnessed that myself.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 10, 2014

      I feel the same way Pamela, can someone please call one of the networks 🙂

  • It's Dog or Nothing
    October 8, 2014

    Haha oh goodness. Such a classic look and one that we know all too well!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 10, 2014

      He’s mastered that one for sure girlfriend!

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