Tobie in Disgrace

Baking day, before it gets too hot.


While kneading dough I stepped back just a little and literally stepped on Tobie. One backs away from the counter carefully while preparing food because – well, big puppy. Of course he’s right behind you, anxiously awaiting any opportunity to assist with cleanup. But I mean this time I took half a step back and landed right on him. Because…


…Tobie had decided to very quietly sneak in and find out if raw flour is edible. But he didn’t get away with it, the crime was all over his face.


If we had a doghouse, Tobie would be in the doghouse.

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10 Responses to Tobie in Disgrace

  1. Ben says:

    Cute! But as potential canine criminal behavior goes, pretty forgivable.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What a face! Why did you step on him Dad?

  3. Robert says:

    Lookit that face! Who could stay mad at such an obviously repentant pup? At least dogs have the grace/guile to look sorry. Cats wear their gall with pride.

  4. Terrapod says:

    Yup. Te face of innocence personified.

  5. Bill says:

    But a possible broken hip for you. Falls are bad shit for us of a certain age, we don’t bounce as well as we once did ya know.

  6. Ben says:

    Bill makes a good point! An amazing percentage of us, of a certain age, ultimately die from fall-induced broken hips, and (in my experience) pets are too often involved in those falls. One reason why there are no pets in my house.

  7. Robert says:

    I stepped on an overly-eager cat today. My first clue was her screaming. I didn’t feel it a bit though I did feel badly, of course. No broken hip for me! BTW, the cat forgave me instantly seeing as how I can operate the can opener.

  8. doubletrouble says:

    That little guy could have eaten my whole supper, & I’d forgive him instantly if he gave me *that* face…

  9. Goober says:

    “I suspect that I’ve done something wrong, but I’m not sure what. This is my ‘I’m very sorry but I’m also confused’ face. Hopefully that works. Also, that white powder shit you eat tastes like crap, you should really try some of my food, it’s way better”

  10. Joel says:

    😀 Oh, he knew what he did wrong. Otherwise he wouldn’t have tried warp speed in reverse when I caught him with his snout in the bucket. He doesn’t react that strongly to getting stepped on, that happens three times a day.

To the stake with the heretic!