Dog who started fire after stealing pizza is still a good dog

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A dog inadvertently started a small fire in Austin, Texas this week. The temptation here would be to say, “oh, bad dog,” save for two things. Item one: All dogs are good dogs. Item two: It’s because he or she was trying to get a pizza, and who among us has not started a teeny tiny fire in our haste to devour a pizza?

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First things first: Everyone is fine, and the Austin Fire Department says there was only minor damage to the stove and kitchen (around $1,000, which is a lot of money, but it could have been a lot worse).

The fire started when the canine in question caught a scent on the air, and that scent was pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizza pizzaaaaa. So the pup tried to snag some, inadvertently switched on the oven, and one thing led to another.

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Here’s the little guy, probably still hungry.

It is unclear whether or not the doggo ever got the pizza.

In related news, a yearling bear also got a hankering for pizza this week.

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This little guy climbed a tree to get to a patio; the diners obviously cleared out and let the bear eat the pizza. He managed to do so without starting a fire, so bear: 1, dog: 0.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!

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winglessvictory
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Our Stella Mayo most recently had a pizza party after I had pulled pizza out of the oven and left it to cool. I came back and my husband had a full plate and there was one slice left. I asked him if that’s all I got. He was certain I had already eaten a few slices. Then we looked at the dog. I hope she burned her mouth! (Actually I don’t.)

Previously, she has hopped up on the counter and eaten a pan of fryer grease. She threw up grease and the next day every time she laid down grease would trickle out of her butt. Oh and once I found her on the counter with her head in the flour jar. And she also used to get up on the counter and push the bread box onto the floor. Then there was the time she brought me half a loaf of bread as if to say, “Yeah, see, I already ate one loaf and I’m not sure I can finish this. Want some!?”