The Great Dane covered her owner’s cream carpets in soil but Sam Roberts saw the funny side to his dog’s creation – and even signed her name in the ‘artwork’ when cleaning it up
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When welcoming a dog into your home, owners should expect a certain level of destruction to unfold courtesy of their new four-legged friend.
But one owner got more than he bargained for after his Great Dane trashed his house while he was out.
Shocked Sam Roberts came home to find his dog – called Nelly – had gone barking mad and wrecked his living room.
He had only popped out for a few hours and left her unattended.
But the bored 10-month-old pooch tore up a plant with soil covering the cream carpet and the sofa messed up.
The pup – sporting a cone collar – looked sheepish about the destruction she had caused.
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She was lying on a mound of the mess, atop an upturned sofa cushion, with the soil, shredded plant leaves and other chewed up trinkets scattered around.
But the 30-year-old saw the funny side and even wrote his pet’s name in the soil for a laugh while cleaning up.
A dramatic after snap shows Nelly snuggling up on the sofa in a tidied up living room.
The HGV mechanic said: “We left Nelly on her own for a couple of hours.
“She had fun to say the least.”
Sam, of Conwy, north Wales, added: “We were that shocked that we just laughed to be honest
“We have been leaving her quite a bit for four hours ish and she’s good as gold, and last Saturday we left her for three hours and that’s what happened.”
Fellow Great Dane owners shared their own horror stories in reaction to Nelly’s antics.
One woman said: “Been there, done that and after his total destruction he had absolute atomic poo-poos all through the house.
“One look at his adorable face and all was forgiven, had me totally wrapped around his giant paws.”
Another added: “That lampshade/cone obviously did all the damage. Great job on cleaning up! Glad to see the sofa and carpet survived so well!”
A third woman quipped: “Jeez, I’m so pleased she’s OK and survived the house tornado.”