Caught Red-Pawed: Guilty Dogs Refuse to Acknowledge They Ate Birthday Cake

A South Carolina woman thought the party was over when she threw away the remnants of a birthday cake. Her dogs had other ideas.

After Madison Walsh discovered trash scattered around a garbage can in her home on March 4, she had immediate suspicions of who created the mess.

Her investigation began with an interrogation of Banks, a one-year-old Australian shepherd–Labrador mix. When questioned, the video shows the dog shaking his head and quickly walking off.

Caesar, a seven-year-old German shepherd–Siberian husky mix, had a different strategy. Despite red icing being plainly visible on his head, neck, and paws in the footage, the dog is seen gazing off to the side, seeming to feign ignorance of the crime.

Walsh posted the video to Twitter with the caption: “Wonder who ate the birthday cake from the trash… #wasntme” on May 2. Credit: Madison Walsh via Storyful