Marilyn and I follow lots of those TV procedural crime shows. We anticipate all the cliché lines.

“Stay in the car”

“He was turning his life around.”

“Everyone loved him.”

“No one was supposed to get hurt!”


We usually figure out who the “vics” and “perps” are before the coppers and lawyers find the answer, often before the credits finish rolling. Now, fiction has turned to cold, hard reality in our home. We are the victims. Not the mob, not the cabal, not even some local mokes looking for an easy score.

It’s an inside job and the perps are our DOGS!


They’ll smile, offer constant affection and cheer us up when we aren’t feeling good. But it’s part of their sting.

Food is the motive. Their “jackets” are full of priors. Most are misdemeanors but now they’ve moved up the chain to felony. Bonnie, our beloved Scottie, is the boss. She leads the furry gang in snatches, intimidation, assault (head butting), larceny and perjury.


We’ve tried to turn their lives around with extra Christmas goodies, more fun battles on the love seat and long chats to emphasize our affection.

But Bonnie and her accomplices are food-driven. Nothing we do can stop this furry reign of terror. We don’t want to profile Bonnie because she is black, and we are afraid of possible lawsuits. Perhaps the IA people can check out her background.


Bonnie, clearly driven to revenge, is hell-bent on retribution because … we’ve put her on a diet. Bonnie is relentless in stealing Marilyn’s food. She stalks Marilyn and refuses to back down when confronted. The other dogs make sure Bonnie’s six is protected.

We’ve tried so hard to show them the path to a good life but their crimes are senseless.

Generosity… That was our first mistake.

Categories: Anecdote, Animals, dogs, Garry Armstrong, Humor, Pets, Photography

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33 replies

  1. Loved this post. So true!


  2. I think even if that gang was brought to justice, the puppy dog eyes would keep any jury from convicting them…

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  3. It’s so sad to see a good dog go bad 🙂
    Are they at least checking in with their parole officer between heists?

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  4. Hysterical! Based on those mug shots, that’s a tough crew!


  5. We have a cookie thief too. Her name is Ace she is so funny to watch.Ace even went through all the gift bags under the Christmas tree looking for her PRESENTS.


  6. I had to smile about this post, just showed it to my husband. Our dogs are the same way. They are bandits and merciless when it comes to milking us for treats. I am certain they train the sad look in front of the mirror when we are gone.

    I just put our tow older ones on a diet…and it’s no walk in the park.


    • They get really frantic when they are on diets. You’d swear these beefy pups were starving to death. I’m sure when they go outside and bark that they are telling the entire neighborhood how we starve and mistreat them.

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      • I was just logging off when your comment came in.

        We are on a diet on day #2 and I am already worn out. I hid my lunch, because I couldn’t resist those puppy eyes. But they are older now and the extra weight is not healthy. I am going to be strong, but I think I will have lunch in the bathroom from now on 🙂


  7. those eyes always melt our hearts don’t they?

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  8. Some dogs are just bad to the bone.

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  9. You have to admire Bonnie’s persistence. She’s not a quitter.


  10. They are part of the joy of 2015, wonderful photos.


  11. They have a sixth sense of knowing just to get around you.


  12. It all comes down to addiction. If we could only, as a society, make dog food legal, have specified clean ingestion sites, there would be no need for this sort of violence. Wait a minute ……

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  13. I’m sure when the neighbors and relatives are interviewed, they will say, “I’m shocked. She’s always been such a sweet, quiet dog.”

    I’m glad I only have one dog at the moment – Cody would so love to be in charge of a food-theft ring.

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