Saturday, June 16, 2012

Snapshot Saturday - The Dog Ate My Homework



There are just some things that we don't do in our house.
Tearing up or defacing books is one of them. 

Unfortunately, we forgot to tell Lizzie :(


This is my brand new copy of Laurell K. Hamilton's book, Kiss the Dead, which was auto shipped on its publication date straight to my house because I just could not wait :/
I had only made it to pg. 118 before the horror of all horrors was discovered.




It is tremendously difficult to stay mad at this little one though...



I'm sure you can see why :/

Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce @ At Home with Books

38 comments:

  1. Such a cute little book destroyer. She looks like she wore herself out with her act of vandalism.

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    1. When I caught her, I just started yelling...all of our animals just "hit the deck" :/ Especially the guilty party...she is pitiful when she gets in trouble...she's been very difficult to potty train, so she's had a lot of practice getting in trouble ;)

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  2. Awwww! It's like when one of our cats knocks something over - a few minutes of 'cute face' and a loving purr and all is forgiven! :)

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    1. And you end up feeling so guilty for fussing...when they're the ones that did something wrong ;)

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  3. OMG and you were so looking forward to reading this one! It would be impossible to get angry at that little face though. We have a paper-eating cat in our house (who also chews wires) so we've been there.

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    1. I once rescued a little dog who chewed through our tv cable wire...twice...before we could figure out how we kept losing cable :/ My mom has two Cavaliers and they constantly chew up magazines and mail...Oy.
      Thankfully, Lizzie only chewed up pages I had already read...or maybe not thankfully bc this Anita Blake was the worst yet :( I'm already writing the review and having to really reign myself in on the snark factor...I'm so disappointed in the book :(

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  4. Aww, that face is easy to forgive...although destruction of a much-anticipated book while halfway through it--ouch!

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    1. Cheryl, she did, thankfully only chew up the pages I'd already read. This book really let me down though so maybe she was trying to save me the disappointment! ;)

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  5. That book is a mess and her face is so sweet!

    :D

    Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

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  6. This reminds mind of when my niece fell off her horse and broke her pelvis she said it was her fault not the horses. I guess the same must be true --for you and the book...LOL

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    1. I think it's an animal lover thing, Diane ;) I actually did leave the book out where Lizzie could get to it :/ See, I did it again ;)

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  7. aw, that's really too bad about the book. I can understand why it is hard to stay mad, though.

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    1. It ended up not being a book I would want to keep, Kailana, so in the long run, no harm done :/ I wouldn't have been able to stay mad anyway, though ;)

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  8. Aw, I bet someone else did it and just tried to blame her! lol

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    1. I caught her in the act :) She about had a heart attack when I caught her too...if she knows she's in trouble, sometimes she'll just go get in her crate on her own :(

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  9. She does look sweet. Fortunately our cat has never played with books, but he loves to get his claws into wool, or embroidery threads, or bits of material. Given half a chance he'll frolic quite happily with my needlework/knitting/crochet, and I'm always cross, but have to accept I should leave stuff lying around.

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    1. Exactly, Christine...especially at night, anything left on the floor is fair game :)

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  10. If I had a dollar for every time I came home to this exact same situation, I'd be a rich, rich lady! And no, it's never really their fault at all, is it? The joys of doggie parenthood!

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    1. Oh yes! I truly believe that bad doggie behavior is in many cases more of a human problem than a dog problem :) My GSD is the light of my life but she scares other people to death (that don't know her anyway)just bc of her breed. I walk her on a leash most of the time bc of the way other people react to her. Ironically, they actually invite danger by acting so silly :/

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  11. Ha ha, oh no! I couldn't stay mad at that face either!
    My cat likes to pull books off my bookshelves put luckily he hasn't ripped any pages....yet....

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    1. Oh, I love it! Cats are such a mess, aren't they :) We have one who finds the weirdest hiding spaces...she actually will get behind the books on the shelf and sleep...we'll miss her for a few hours and then see her crawling/stretching as she nimbly steps back in front of the books :) Love my kitties!!

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  12. She looks like she doesn't know what you're talking about!

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    1. Yep! "I've been asleep this whole time." :)

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  13. She is a sweetie...in that innocent, "I'm sleeping" pose. It's good that it wound up being a book you wouldn't want to keep.

    Here's my Snapshot.

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    1. I agree, Bev...although it stinks about the book itself...I've waited a year for that one and it's just :p

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  14. She does not look guilty. Hope your library has a copy for you. And then can I suggest making a paper wreath. http://www.cornerhouseblog.com/2011/07/awesome-paper-cone-wreath-tutorial.html

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    1. :) She's a little imp, Irene...she knew she wouldn't be in trouble long :)

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  15. Oh such a crime. Sadly I can't see her guilty little face.

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  16. Huh! How COULD she??? Unfortunately, I can relate. Our little dog Mimi has the same tendency, so we have learned (the hard way, too!) not to leave any printed matter within reach.

    She looks like she had a need for a nap after all that 'rip and tear'! Silly girl!

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    1. She was going at that book like it was a rodent of some kind that needed to be shown a lesson :) What a mess!

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  18. Aw! Such a sweet puppy face! Too bad about the book though. I cringe even if one of my kids sits on a book and bend the cover (the most common book casualty in our house). My lab never damaged any books, but she did chew through our carpet when she was a puppy. Thankfully she outgrew the chewing.

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  19. With a face like that, who can stay mad?? (Not me, and I'm death on book vandalism!)

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  20. My cat used to eat plastic... the Otter Pup is pretty good. She doesn't eat anything but has been known to knock my Kindle or phone right outta my hand when she wants my full attention.

    How can you get mad at that face?

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