I don’t know why, but my dog Coco does not like my nice new document shredder. In fact, she hates it with a passion. Whenever I shred anything, as soon as she hears the noise, she charges in from wherever she is — apparently in the hope of putting an end to the shredding process. This is the sort of thing which has to be seen to be believed, so I thought I’d try to take some pictures. Bear in mind that the camera’s three second delay makes it tough, because the shredder moves fast. And so does Coco.
In this first photo, Coco was quick, but arrived too late to actually stop the shredding, so she bit the edge of the evil machine:
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Next, she grabbed a sheet on its way in, violently tearing one piece off, then grabbing at it a second time before it too disappeared into the meanspirited maws of document oblivion:
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Finally, a more mellow-looking Coco tries again, this time pulling more gently (without tearing the document), as if she might yet save it from the terrible fate.
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I don’t know whether Coco is against coverups or actually feels sorry for these documents. I have tried to explain that I’m only trying to keep them away from bad people, but she’s not interested in explanations. She’s just fanatically anti-shredding, and obviously blinded by her passions.
TECH NOTE: My apologies for Coco’s red eyes, but the anti-red-eye feature of the camera is too slow to use in action shots.