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Can you spot the food thief?

Kyle dip 'n dots

A crazy dog story ...

I received a call from my vet's office while my dog was recovering from surgery. I picked up the phone to hear the vet on the other end.

He said, "Mrs. Moehling, I'm not sure how to ask you this ..." I was instantly in shock thinking that something must have gone wrong but my fear soon turned to laughter. The vet went on to ask, "Did you by any chance happen to teach your dog any special tricks?"

"No," I replied. "What did he do?"

The vet went on to explain that the vet techs had let Kyle out of his kennel and let him out back in the fenced area to let him potty while they cleaned his kennel and prepped the area for his return. When he was done and wanted back in they left him in the back room where the kennels were but not back in his actual kennel.

The tech then went outside to clean up after him; all the while my dog was running free in the back room – where they kept the fridge for the employees to store their lunches. Seems that while unattended, Kyle opened the fridge, removed everyone's lunches and proceeded to indulge himself in a little afternoon snack.

So the vet said, "You didn't teach him to retrieve beer or beverages from the fridge?"

"Nope," I said. "But I am aware he can do that ... which is why we turn the fridge at our house towards the wall every night when we go to bed. Otherwise, he will belly up to what we call the midnight buffet."

I apologized for the ruined lunches and when I came in later that day to pick my four-legged spotted bundle of fur I brought a pizza along to make up for his misbehavior.

They've since make a note on my dog's file of his "special talent" just in case he ever needs to be kept there overnight again!

Jody Moehling owns Kyle dip 'n dots, a 4-year-old Dalmatian.