I ask my students to send me photos of their dogs doing class work. It’s an under-appreciated photography genre. pic.twitter.com/oxXFicXmue
— Marie-Amélie George (@ProfMAGeorge) April 15, 2020
“My dog ate my homework” is a classic (but not very believable) excuse if you’ve ever failed to hand in a school assignment on time. However, it’s unfair to let our fluffy friends take the blame. And if this Twitter conversation is anything to go by, dogs are the ones who are actually trying to help us get our work done on time. Legal scholar and historian at Wake Forest Law school Marie-Amélie George recently asked her students to send her photos of their dogs doing classwork, and the results are brilliant.
George posted a photo of an adorable pup sitting up attentively, “reading” a book, with the caption, “I ask my students to send me photos of their dogs doing class work. It’s an under-appreciated photography genre.” Soon, the Twitter thread started filling up with photos of all sorts of studious pups. Some have their heads in books, others are wearing glasses (it makes them look smart), and others are captured taking a short study nap. Even cats are pictured cramming—but let’s face it, typically aloof felines probably won’t show up to the exam.
Legal scholar and historian Marie-Amélie George asked her students to send photos of their dogs doing classwork, sparking a stream of photo replies.
— Libby Adler (@libby_adler) April 15, 2020
— Ozymandias (@CapSavage24) April 16, 2020
— Chloé Nurik (@Chloe_Nurik) April 16, 2020
Who knew dogs could be so studious!?
— JP Hackworth (@HackworthJp) April 16, 2020
— Dizy Walton (@DizyWalton) April 16, 2020
— Angela (@AngD11) April 16, 2020
He has his own work area…. A bit small though. pic.twitter.com/AxT505vgob
— Ryan Sorensen (@ryanoss123) April 16, 2020
Einstein taking a break from studying Art History pic.twitter.com/pzeFNyiZDf
— Kathryn (@NoWeHaventMet) April 16, 2020
— Naomi Farley (@BronxNaomi) April 16, 2020
Maybe the “dog ate my homework” excuse is true in this case.
Sandy took off with my son’s math homework. Not quite the same…. pic.twitter.com/pGKL8Z8KI0
— Melissa (@melissaboose) April 16, 2020
Even cats are pictured with their heads in books.
This is Louie, he likes to Attend class and lead discussions on my behalf! pic.twitter.com/fXR0an9Sqp
— Roxanna Ast ، ركسانا (@RoxannaA66) April 16, 2020
— FedUpAmerican (@CantLetItbe) April 17, 2020
Cats only check your work w a disapproving gaze. pic.twitter.com/zmWXmF7QeK
— 0000 1000 0110 0111 0101 0011 0000 1001 (@CJHicks15) April 16, 2020
Can confirm: pic.twitter.com/we4jJljoOg
— Melpaca (@MellishMel) April 16, 2020