Tori never thought her dog, Apollo, had any artistic abilities, but when she recently left him alone for a few hours, he proved her wrong.
The 6-year-old pittie does have a few other talents. “He can also sit, shake [and] catch a dog treat tossed 2 inches in front of his nose with about 70 percent accuracy,” Tori, who asked that her last name be omitted, wrote on Reddit.
But one of Apollo’s most favorite things to do is drink out of the toilet. Apollo will try to sneak a drink anytime his mom’s back is turned — and while it’s not Tori’s favorite habit, it did help Apollo create something beautiful for his mom.
“I’ve had Apollo since he was a puppy. He is a big sweetheart. He follows me everywhere around the house and sleeps with me every night. He just loves attention and is very playful. Now that Apollo is 6, he doesn’t really get into too much trouble. His only reason for going into the bathroom was to drink from the toilet, and if the door had been properly closed, he wouldn’t have even tried to get in. He’s a good boy, he’s just big and doesn’t always pay attention to his surroundings, so besides occasionally knocking things over out of excitement, he mostly stays out of trouble.”
“I had a pile of laundry on my bathroom floor, and there was a spray bottle of bleach cleaner sitting nearby,” Tori says. “When I left the house to run a few errands, I closed the door to the bathroom like I normally do, but it didn’t completely latch.” Once Tori left, Apollo pushed the door open to drink from the toilet and accidentally knocked over the spray bottle, which leaked onto a pile of clothes. Bleach can be ᴘ. ᴏ ɪ.s.ᴏ.ɴ.ᴏ.ᴜ.s to pets if ingested and can cause ɪʀʀɪᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ on their skin — depending on its strength.
Luckily, Apollo was far more interested in the toilet water and didn’t notice the bleach.
When Tori discovered the bleach-stained clothes, she loved Apollo’s design.
“The T-shirt happened to be crumpled in a way that it got that cool design on it,” Tori said. “A few of my other clothes got some minor stains on them too, but Apollo was fine.”
Tori will not be asking her dog to make another design in the future, but she loves the artwork he inadvertently created for her and wears her cool, new T-shirt with pride.