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True Short Story: The Smartest Dog Ever

Updated on February 27, 2012


My boyfriend (at the time) and I were planning an out-of-state move, so to save money we lived with his parents for about six months. They lived in a large two-story house so we weren’t cramped for space and we all got along very well. The only downside was that they really liked to spoil our dog with treats. Every morning my father-in-law would make his coffee and give Kiska, our Husky-Samoyed mix, a “cookie”.

Kiska was 10-years old then and a little smarter that the average dog. We guessed that his vocabulary could have been as high as 500 words. He certainly knew where the dog biscuits were kept.

One day someone left the cabinet door slightly ajar. Kiska seized the opportunity and absconded with the entire box!

We might have never known that it was him, except we found the evidence: his hiding spot and teeth marks in it where he’d carried it. He hid the box downstairs behind the patio curtain; a curtain that ordinarily stayed closed. I just happened to pull the curtain open and find his box of dog biscuits. Amazingly, only a few were missing.

Kiska was in the room when I opened the curtain. He stood up, turned around and sat down facing away from me as if he didn't see me. When I asked him if he knew how the box got there. He pretended not to hear me, got up and slowly walked out of the room. Uh huh, I knew what happened!

If you've ever had an old dog, you probably know that they understand more than they let on…and they can teach themselves new tricks!


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      Sheila Brown 6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Funny story! They are very smart dogs! We have had huskies for years. We had some little chocolate snack cakes disappear one time. We know Cody, our husky, had taken them as we saw where he had torn a package open and eaten it. We only found the one...later we started finding them one at a time. One was in a flower pot, another behind the shower curtain,etc. They are very smart dogs! Love your hub! Voted up and funny! Have a great day!

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      bborrello 6 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Thanks for sharing too dahoglund & Becky! I love to hear about amazing animals.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      We had a dog that when my wife was eating breakfast would act like she had to go out. When my wife got up to let her out, she would run back and eat my wifes breakfast.

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      Becky Katz 6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      My dog did that too. He took them in and hid them under the edge of the bed in the guest room. Doesn't get used too often, so we don't clean it as often. He gives himself away though when he gets caught. He goes and hides under my husband's desk. Also looks guilty as heck.