Walter the bulldog may have the most adorably wrinkled face on the planet, but don’t be fooled.
Beneath his pinchably crinkly cheeks and big brown eyes lurks a naughty side, with a willingness to cause a little doggy mayhem every now and again.
When Walter’s human mummy Danielle Lou, from Wigan, discovered her telly remote had been severely gnawed, she had an inkling as to who the canine culprit might be.
The remote was completely destroyed, with the first row of buttons completely chewed away.
Channeling her inner TV cop, Danielle filmed herself interrogating Walter, brandishing the ruined remote and enquiring, ‘Who did this Walter? Who did this?’
Walter gazes up at his mistress like butter wouldn’t melt in his floppy mouth, but his nervous demeanour gives him away, looking around anxiously and licking his floppy lips.
Detective Danielle circles in on the cuddly suspect, coaxing, ‘Was it you? Who did it?’ Walter’s expression suggests he can no longer live a lie, tormented by his unacknowledged sins.
At this point, Walter appears to realise the game in up, and reluctantly – wearily – lifts his paw as a means of confession, much to the amusement of his interrogator.
Danielle told UNILAD how Walter’s extreme cuteness make it very hard to be mad at him for long:
He’s just turned one… he’s one of four English bulldogs that I own. He’s a massive softie, love cuddles and snores like a trooper.
This is literally the 11th remote he has chewed… he can hunt them down! He’s has the cutest face ever and I hate telling him off.
She added how she sometimes gets a few ‘funny looks’ when out and about with her four beloved bulldogs:
Always been my absolute dream to breed English bulldogs since being very little… I have four dogs which mean the world to me… I really am crazy bulldog lady.
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According to the the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), chewing is a perfectly normal activity among dogs of any age:
Both wild and domestic dogs spend hours chewing bones. This activity keeps their jaws strong and their teeth clean. Dogs love to chew on bones, sticks and just about anything else available.
They chew for fun, they chew for stimulation, and they chew to relieve anxiety. While chewing behaviour is normal, dogs sometimes direct their chewing behaviour toward inappropriate items.
Both puppies and adult dogs should have a variety of appropriate and attractive chew toys. However, just providing the right things to chew isn’t enough to prevent inappropriate chewing. Dogs need to learn what is okay to chew and what is not. They need to be taught in a gentle, humane manner.
The ASPCA advise:
Provide your dog with plenty of his own toys and inedible chew bones. Pay attention to the types of toys that keep him chewing for long periods of time and continue to offer those.
It’s ideal to introduce something new or rotate your dog’s chew toys every couple of days so that he doesn’t get bored with the same old toys. (Use caution: Only give your dog natural bones that are sold specifically for chewing. Do not give him cooked bones, like leftover t-bones or chicken wings, as these can splinter and seriously injure your dog.
Also keep in mind that some intense chewers may be able to chip small pieces off of natural bones or chip their own teeth while chewing. If you have concerns about what’s safe to give your dog, speak with his veterinarian.)
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Good boy Walter for doing the honourable thing and ‘fessing up!
Find out more about Walter and friends at the workabulls Instagram page.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.