Dog Eats Homework — a Diorama of a Farm!


Despite its status as the flimsiest excuse in the world, it is true that sometimes the dog does eat your homework. But what if your homework is a diorama of a farm from the Middle Ages?

Yes, a dog will eat that, too.

That’s what happened to Reagan Hardin, a high school student at Magnolia West High School in Magnolia, Texas. She made a diorama of a farm from the Middle Ages, complete with little horses and goats and sheep and chickens, for her World History class — sorry, her AP World History class — and her dog ate it. He took everything.

“He ate pretty much all this,” Hardin told KHOU, gesturing to second diorama of a farm from the Middle Ages, Roscoe having eaten the first.

Clearly, a trip to the vet was in order once the tragedy had befallen the farm.

“You might be able to see a beak right there, and that’s an eye. I think that’s our chicken head right there,” said Dr. Carl Southern, directing a KHOU reporter’s gaze to X-rays of Roscoe’s belly.

He ticked off what he had extracted with a scope: “Half of a horse body, a sheep, a chicken head. I kept seeing a little pink horse body go by, but it ended up being a pig with a curly tail.” And what Southern didn’t get, Roscoe passed out on his own.

Then, because vets have a sense of humor about such things, they took a picture of the pieces and sent them to Hardin.

As for Roscoe, he’s going great, just having to deal with the discomfort of the scope but thankfully not surgery. By nighttime, he was eating again. And Harding was wondering exactly how to present this to her teacher.


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