It was a usual exciting Saturday morning and I was upstairs folding laundry as I drank my coffee. Suddenly I heard a commotion so loud that I was sure that all of my kitchen cabinets had fallen from our kitchen walls.
Apparently I left the dishwasher door open while I was upstairs. And Monkey Dog was hungry.
Based on the evidence shown here in Exhibit A, I’m speculating that Monkey Dog decided to crawl into the dishwasher with the dirty dishes (I promise we do feed her). From there, all I can hypothesize (based on the aftermath) is that perhaps her collar became hooked on a rack which startled her, prompting her to jump back and create enough momentum to launch the wheeled dish rack across the kitchen?
As you can see, the lower dishwasher rack ended up several feet away from the dishwasher, at an angle no less.
Amazingly, only three plates were broken and I was able to repair the dishwasher rack, since the wheels literally came off. And Monkey Dog was unharmed.
Let the records show that Monkey Dog is not a Great Dane, but rather a “mini” Golden Doodle, weighing just 25 pounds. And, as I’ve written about before, she keeps her retractable, opposable thumbs hidden until we leave her in the kitchen alone. (Which is why we’ve decided it’s time to install a 24/7 Monkey Dog Kitchen Cam.)
Not surprisingly, she was afraid to go near the dishwasher for the rest of the day.
Can your dog unload the dishwasher that fast?