We love our dogs. They’re our best friends who will stick by our sides no matter what. And they’re quite loyal too as they will always take the blame for us – whether they know it or not. When I was eight years old, I was playing outside in the yard with a basketball when I accidentally crushed my mom’s newly planted lavender bush. Being an eight-year-old I did the only thing I could think of: I blamed the dog. As kids, we may have done that in the past and blamed our dogs for our mistakes. The most common excuse being “my dog ate my homework.” While that excuse is something that people have used throughout the ages, it’s not really true. Our dogs are actually the opposite. Most of the time, our loyal pooches are hanging out by our side cheering us on as we do our homework.
That is what prompted legal scholar and historian, Marie-Amelie George, to get a Twitter conversation going. The Wake Forest Law school employee asked her students to post pictures of their dogs if they were helping them to get through their workload. Needless to say, the results were everything that we desired and more. Dogs make the best homework companions.
George kicked off the Twitter post by sharing a picture of a dog in classes that was “reading” a book. In the caption she wrote, “I asked my students to send me photos of their dogs doing classwork. It’s an under-appreciated photography genre.” It wasn’t under-appreciated for long. The thread quickly started to get bombarded by all sorts of pictures. The dogs in the pictures were all quite scholarly-looking. Some of them had their noses buried in books, while others were sporting glasses. A few people even threw in a few pictures of their cats being little smarty pants. But for the most part, it was dogs who stole the show.
Check out some of the best pictures of studious dogs working hard in the pictures below: