Guilty Party, According to the Hubby

@kareng (12129)
United States
May 18, 2019 9:58pm CST
Meet Duke, he's my adopted German Shepard who is 3 years old and the one responsible for pulling the faucet up from outside last week. He has also been blamed for chewing the wires on my husband's utility trailer which had just been rewired. Needless to say, the hubby isn't too happy with Duke right now. However, I told the hubby that Duke is not the only one responsible for the faucet incident. Hubby left the garden hose stretched out where Duke could reach it. Duke destroyed a hose last year so this was a no-no leaving it out. He is just as much responsible for the facet catastrophe as the dog in my opinion. Now the trailer incident is up in the air. He may have done it and he may not have done it. We had two puppies from a stray dog we took in that was in the chewing stage when the incident happened. The trailer was also parked where Duke could get to it. Duke is much larger and can't get under the trailer as easy as the smaller dogs, but I'm sure he could if he wanted to. I'm just not convinced my dog is guilty of the trailer incident. What do you say? Is Duke guilty or is there reasonable doubt that he did not chew the wires on the trailer? He has never been a chewer in the past. Photo Credit: My Own
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@just4him (157900)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May
Based on the evidence that Duke had never been a chewer in the past, I would say he's not to blame. And you got to admit, that face is quite convincing of his innocence in the matter.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
He's my baby :) Spoiled a bit with toys, but hey you should spoil them.
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@just4him (157900)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May
@kareng Yes, you should.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
20 May
@just4him I have to admit that I am bad about that. I see a toy that I thing he will like, I buy it.
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@DianneN (120559)
• United States
19 May
He looks so innocent in the photo! He’s such a cutie that I’d forgive him anything.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
He is a very sensitive dog. I suppose that is from his early start in life. He doesn't trust many people and usually cowers at first around new people. I remember when we left him the first time with my daughter for vacation. He got along fine with her but fell in love with her roommate. The roommate wanted him. When we went to pick him up he was all content to stay by her side and it took a little coaxing to get him to run to me. He gets very frightened with bad weather and unusal noises. I just don't see him being naughty. He has lots of toys to play with.
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@DianneN (120559)
• United States
21 May
@kareng He’s so lucky to have you.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
23 May
@DianneN And vice versa; I think I'm the lucky one
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@moonandstars (17000)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
19 May
I think German dogs are too smart for this but, you never know
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
That's true. I still vote with the benefit of doubt. :)
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
20 May
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
23 May
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@allknowing (83046)
• India
19 May
You are so protective of Duke. And I like it
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
20 May
Yep, he is my baby :)
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@whiteream (6076)
• United States
19 May
He is so cute. Look at that face he is not to blame.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
He is a pretty dog.
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@Jefrox (323)
• Taytay, Philippines
19 May
So cute. I have also nanci, cross breed of american bully and golden retriever. She's 13 months old now.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
How is her temperament with that cross? Sweet or a bit aggressive?
@wolfgirl569 (16257)
• Marion, Ohio
19 May
He is innocent.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
I think so too; just look at that face .
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@marguicha (120155)
• Chile
19 May
Luna has been guilty of several such things. I have told her I´d send her to jail, but she doesn´t care. I have tried to place the faucets where she will not reach them, but she knows all. She chews, she digs, she munches with her too big teeth. I agree with your husband. They should learn manners.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
And teeth marks were not big teeth. I still think Duke is innocent on the trailer ordeal.
@rakski (32076)
• Philippines
19 May
does not look so guilty to me
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
He is a very sweet dog.
@RasmaSandra (27931)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
19 May
Love that look on Duke's face. Unless he can be proven guilty who knows. I know someone who had her dogs chewing on things they should not be chewing on and she had those wires splashed with lemon juice and there was not more chewing because of the sour and bitter taste. This might also give you some suggestions to keep peace in the home.
https://www.cuteness.com/blog/content/keep-a-dog-from-chewing-outdoor-wires
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
The trailer is now moved. I told him it was stupid to leave it there if he really thinks Duke did it. Now when it happens again, it will be his little stray dog, Jessie "Rat Dog" that is guilty.
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@LindaOHio (5000)
• United States
19 May
Innocent until proven guilty. I think there's reasonable doubt.
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@kareng (12129)
• United States
19 May
Me too. If it happens again, Duke is in the clear because I told him to move it out of Duke's area. Only fair.
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@Hannihar (64023)
24 Jun
@kareng By looking at Duke's face I see guilt in it. I guess they are both in hot water. I was not there so cannot say if Duke was guilty or not.