Dogs are a lot smarter than we give them credit.
In fact, recent studies have found that dogs on average are about as cognitively able as two-year-old children.
That means that dogs know exactly what they're doing when they destroy their owner's possessions.
Like this doggo:
I chewed a hole through Mary Beth’s nicest blanket while she was working and now my head is stuck please help me https://t.co/NVVWnarylx— Mary Beth Albright (@Mary Beth Albright)1555599525.0
Who, though looking like @MaryBeth's innocent little baby, secretly has the smuggest look on his face:
It was worth it https://t.co/UyLKKqYO9m— Mary Beth Albright (@Mary Beth Albright)1555601135.0
The way he's staring at you says, "yeah, I destroyed this blanket. Big whoop. Wanna make sum'n' of it?"
@MaryBeth iconic— Hannah Jewell (@Hannah Jewell)1555601435.0
@MaryBeth I think we all know "who wore it better?" https://t.co/HgqY3ScVrT— PrairiePhlox (@PrairiePhlox)1555612314.0
@MaryBeth "Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me."— Tiffany Russell (@Tiffany Russell)1555609780.0
@MaryBeth wowww what a triumphant smug adorable lil face!— danielle tcholakian (@danielle tcholakian)1555607183.0
And he ain't the only dog who knows exactly what he's done.
@MaryBeth Same. https://t.co/rfQEDcE2J3— Ashley Flannegan (@Ashley Flannegan)1555616905.0
@MaryBeth Similar to this surprising video (posted to reddit.) Poor thing just wanted a drink from the shower water. https://t.co/UV5nHWj4EC— John Wojo (@John Wojo)1555609259.0
@MaryBeth My cat has resting judgement face - a perfect response to this situation. https://t.co/P9W6qnL9vA— Marc Hodgkinson (@Marc Hodgkinson)1555608879.0
@MaryBeth Same https://t.co/StVi7n4aDS— Nadine (@Nadine)1555612499.0
@MaryBeth Cats, represent. https://t.co/EQLK7tcWt8— Korin Mills (@Korin Mills)1555616902.0
We've seen that expression before.
@MaryBeth Hmmmm https://t.co/UMjF0esSbl— 🌜Alexa 🌌 Savage🌛 (@🌜Alexa 🌌 Savage🌛)1555619513.0
@MaryBeth https://t.co/gYlXKgVQp3— sam (@sam)1555617262.0
@MaryBeth same energy https://t.co/V1qOutNh2P— 🌻陈金狮🌸🐶⚡ (@🌻陈金狮🌸🐶⚡)1555617215.0
@MaryBeth https://t.co/4hwH5WiTin— Mr. Skate & Watch (@Mr. Skate & Watch)1555614312.0
@MaryBeth https://t.co/xt0QcqBQn1— White〽️ountainDawg™ (@White〽️ountainDawg™)1555618243.0
So the next time you feel bad for your pup who destroyed your property:
@MaryBeth This pup thought you were in danger, managed to break through the blanket barrier, and this is the thanks you give??— cubfan826 (@cubfan826)1555600466.0
@MaryBeth https://t.co/RsqmUl97Fn— Jay (@Jay)1555606658.0
@MaryBeth I hate the fact that my dog does this too https://t.co/RTqOcduVJR— Princess Paige (@Princess Paige)1555610594.0
@MaryBeth @kazweida I have one of these too. Sigh. https://t.co/68wRxZosCM— Joan Schulze (@Joan Schulze)1555612952.0
@MaryBeth I think another dog broke in and decided to steal you best blanket and your hero struggled to fend him of… https://t.co/8FgYedypmh— It’s me (@It’s me)1555606094.0
Just remember that little grin.
@MaryBeth Mood. https://t.co/v05mIz2IUs— Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc AKA Miguel Sanchez (@Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc AKA Miguel Sanchez)1555615454.0
It tells you everything you need to know.