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What do bad dogs eat? Just about anything

Our bad boy

There was the time I found Denali with his paws on the counter, snout deep in the tub of margarine. He ate half of the big container that day. There was also the day he managed to open the bedroom door and decided that the duvet would make a tasty snack. I came home to find him looking thoroughly content while lying on the bed, in a pile of feathers. (By the way, I also found feathers stuck to the sides of his mouth, up his nose and on his ears.) And who can forget the time that Denali felt that an egg and cheese croissant made a far better breakfast than Kibble? Certainly not Mark.

For as bad as Denali has been, I couldn’t help but wonder whether he could make the ranks of “Bad Dog!”, a new show on Animal Planet. I caught the program on Saturday night (don’t judge) and couldn’t help but be amused by the dog who knew how to open up the dishwasher so he could remove plates and lick them clean. The dog who managed to find any way to escape his high-fenced backyard.

Oh, and the dog who escaped the house, trotted 6 miles in the snow to the grocery store, found herself a bone and walked back home. Six miles. In the snow. With a bone in her mouth. That she didn’t pay for.

Yeah, she was a Siberian husky – just like my Denali. Smart dogs, those huskies.

What’s the baddest thing your dog has ever done? You can comment here or send an e-mail to critters@jg.net.

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