Can YOUR dog empty the dishwasher in 5 seconds flat?

monkeydogfeatIt 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.)Piper

Not surprisingly, she was afraid to go near the dishwasher for the rest of the day.

Can your dog unload the dishwasher that fast?

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50 thoughts on “Can YOUR dog empty the dishwasher in 5 seconds flat?

  1. Doodles are not to be trusted ever! I’m glad the dog is ok though, of course. I have a toddler who can empty it in about that time while pulling his older brother’s hair. It’s fascinating what we’re missing without these cameras you mention.

  2. haha that’s quite impressive! My dog Izzy (a little Cocker Spaniel – really little, only 10lbs worth!) is quite good – she takes our dirty clothes and puts them by the washing machine ready to be washed. She *used* to then remove the clean clothes from radiators and the washing line and leave them scattered across the floor, but we soon put a stop to that! x

  3. That’s impressive! My 1-year-old likes to climb up and sit on the door of the dishwasher if it’s down and I’m not paying attention – but I don’t think she’d get the distance your pup got if she tried to throw the bottom rack across the room. Also – our kitchen is smaller, so she’d probably end up smashing it against something else – thus maybe even doing more damage. Okay, now I’m over thinking this. I cried a bit for your dishes.

  4. Haha, too funny. I don’t have a dog, but I have a cat who eats goldfish crackers… I suspect he thinks they are fish since they are shaped like it. haha. That’s impressive, right?!

  5. OMG. This made me laugh so hard! You definitely have to install a dog cam. Having had many pets in my time, I can truly relate. They do the most unexpected stuff! What a little cutie pie your dog is. Even with a guilty look on her face!

  6. haha..I almost spit out my coffee I was laughing so hard.. you have a true show dog there..wonder what would happen if you put her in the Westminster Dog Show? Too darn cute she is!!

  7. Monkey dog is so cute! I am sure she only wanted to help. LOL! Great post and hugs to Monkey dog from me and Simba. 🙂

  8. My sister’s Poovanese, Thurber, is a wizard when it comes to emptying the trash, but Monkey Dog gets the gold for mischief-making. And she’s adorable when she looks guilty, or is she being camera shy? Hilarious post!

  9. I’m sorry, but I’m almost falling off my chair laughing. I could hear everything and could visualise your poor, petrified pooch trying to escape that kitchen monster.

  10. No dog here but if I found one that can empty the dishwasher and put the dishes away I’d adopt him right away! So glad not much was broken. 🙂

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