Determined, hopeful, persistent. Those are just a few of the words describing the dogs recently described in a charming Twitter thread about dogs and their long memories for the unexpected treats they’ve found while out exploring.
One reader went as far as to declare it “the most adorable thread ever and an enduring testament to the undying optimism of all dogs! A real treat to read.”
It all began when Chris Bramwell tweeted a picture of his dog Dusty with his nose in a bush. He wrote, “A month ago Dusty found half a pie in this bush, so every day until the end of time we must closely inspect the Magic Pie Bush.”
A month ago Dusty found half a pie in this bush, so every day until the end of time we must closely inspect the Magic Pie Bush. pic.twitter.com/XonAojEU12
— Chris Bramwell (@ChrisBramwell) January 9, 2018
Dogs are scavengers by nature, and it seems that Dusty has been struck by that hope that lingers in the memory of every dog who is lucky enough to find a forbidden treat. And many dog owners identified with Chris and his story of Dusty.
Soon after, @WilcoFour responded with a picture of his own dog, Devo, who once happened upon a piece of lasagna in the shrubbery. He responded, “Mine found a lasagna in a bush in a graveyard 4 years ago and to this day he still runs miles ahead to search the same spot on the rare times we go back.”
He made sure to back up the claim with a photo of the scene of Devo’s devotion.
— Telemaniak (@WilcoFour) January 10, 2018
It seems Dusty and Devo are not the only dogs hoping “lighting will strike twice” when it comes to finding a tasty morsel again. Other Twitter users shared their dogs’ magical food encounters.
Same spot. Still hopeful. pic.twitter.com/Xh5IqrGiyY
— Happy New Yeehaaa (@chlorinated) January 10, 2018
Several warned Bramwell that a month of searching is nothing. Their dogs have been searching for years after striking “food gold”.
oh it lasts for years….Harley, a 10 yr old Jack Russell once found a sausage in the gutter. We have to go there everyday without fail. 5 years and counting. pic.twitter.com/V1e3BM2R7B
— Cerys Hearsey 👩🏻💻🧜🏻♀️ (@CerysHearsey) January 11, 2018
Mine found a baguette in a bush a year ago and now we must diligently search the same bush on every walk! pic.twitter.com/kMDdbepH5q
— Ben Tyrie (@autojumbled) January 11, 2018
Sometimes the treats literally hit the dogs’ on the nose!
Our beagle (RIP) missed a snausage catch and it bounced off his snoot and went under the fridge. When I swept it out, a second, petrified snausage came with it. He sat in front of the magical snausage replicator fridge, waiting, for weeks…
— Patrick Hurley (@poguemahon) January 11, 2018
12 years ago a piece of lamb fell off the BBQ onto my dog’s nose. She’s been underfoot every time the BBQ is on ever since (and it’s not even the same BBQ)
— Neroli Roocke (@NeroliRoocke) January 10, 2018
Other times, one man’s trash became a dog’s treasure to be remembered forever.
an entire pork chop on the side walk after trash pick-up. she has never been happier. will never be that happy again.
— Suki van Dijk (@sukihd) January 14, 2018
My dad’s beagle George (seen here as Batdog) checks the same bench he once found an abandoned bag of chips under every time he goes past it. This has gone on for approx 2 years pic.twitter.com/kRNctu0EDP
— Megan Campbell (@meganhcampbell) January 11, 2018
Other dogs had the treat magically bestowed upon them.
Walking in NYC years ago, well-dressed woman comes out of restaurant at Plaza Hotel, asks if she can give my dog a treat. Pulls 8 oz steak from her purse. Note: Not all well-dressed women in NYC enjoy having their purses inspected, but that didn’t stop Bailey. For. 8. years.
— Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) January 12, 2018
Found chicken outside a takeaway about 10 years ago – I still check every night on the way past in case they’ve left me some more pic.twitter.com/5QELWftqR3
— Susan E (@MissyE22) January 13, 2018
That’s nothing. Boris found a pizza tree in our laneway. Alas, it has only flowered once. pic.twitter.com/fVWs6qZeRy
— Matthew Peckham (@MDPeckham) January 11, 2018
Linda Rodriguez sums up the pithy wisdom of dogs and their eternal hope perfectly. “The glass is never half-empty for dogs,” she tweeted. “It’s never even empty when nothing’s in it, if it’s once been full.”
Has your dog ever found a treat spot they will never forget?