Dogs really do eat homework: A Queensland boy’s school notes were filmed being eaten by a pet

This is what every student has been waiting for – irrefutable proof that a dog eats homework.

Now – thanks to Queensland boy Johnny MacManus, his family and their dog Olive – proof is for all to see that dogs really do have a thing for school newspapers.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: The long-awaited proof that dogs eat homework

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Seven-year-old Johnny told 7NEWS he only had a few words left for his spelling homework.

“I had three words left in sentence 11 and then I had sentence 12,” he said.

“And then Olive just ate my homework.”

His mother Emily came home to a “devastated” Johnny whose hard work was ruined by the hungry terrier.

Surveillance camera footage showed that Olive actually ate Johnny’s homework. Recognition: delivered

But it was just a coincidence that the red-pawed terrier was caught by home security cameras chewing down the boy’s spelling.

“We came home to poor Johnny in tears because the dog actually ate his homework,” she said.

“He was actually devastated. He was desperately trying to get this unit completed by the end of the year and he was so close.

“But luckily the security camera charged inside for the first time and we caught the act.”

Johnny MacManus, his mother Emily and their dog Olive. Recognition: 7NEWS

Emily, concerned that Johnny’s teacher might not be persuaded by “the oldest apology in the book,” decided she had to step in.

She emailed his teacher and attached the video of Olive making a dog breakfast out of Johnny’s hard work as proof.

And the family has decided to keep the indoor camera permanent in case Olive gets a taste for study materials.

“You have your own dog food, Olive,” Johnny said.

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James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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