Category Archives: Animals and Apologies

Let whose dog is without sin cast the first stone

Cousins of Sorrywatch were new to rural Montana. Their neighbors had chickens, including a rackety rooster. One day the chicken owners came by and told my cousins that their dog – call her Nickel – had come over and killed … Continue reading

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I back-dated my license to kill, was that not okay?

There’s this host of an Outdoor Channel show, who also does shooting tips for a shotgun company. While on a bear-hunting trip for the show, the star messed up in a big way, shot too many bears, and cooked up … Continue reading

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Why the cardinal is red

Why the Cardinal is Red: A Pourquoi Tale  (A folktale about forgiveness written by a 10-year-old of SorryWatch’s acquaintance.) Cardinal lived in a forest in a great oak that tickled the clouds. He could see the waterfall and the roses and … Continue reading

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Denial is full of crocodiles

In Oakland, California, postal officials looked at the area around the main office and found it flawed. There was a parking lot for mail trucks, and a street with wide sidewalks adorned with flourishing ficus trees, and there was bird … Continue reading

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Hey baby! Big points for: human. But the dog was here first.

The Ugly Volvo is a blog by writer and stand-up comic Raquel D’Apice. Recently she posted a powerful open letter containing 10 apologies. They’re all to her dog Tig, for the sharp decreases in Tig’s quality of life since a … Continue reading

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You lick your mother with that mouth?

A woman is walking a large dog of a certain age along a residential sidewalk. Although portly, grizzled, and respectably rain-coated, dog is what police would probably call a “pit bull mix.” (Cue: SCARY MUSIC WITH GRATUITOUS RATTLESNAKES.) I’ll call … Continue reading

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Today in defiant pugs

This pug requires shaming. Unlike this golden retriever, who seems sufficiently shamed. Certainly this dog is right to apologize for jumping on the guest. Don’t do that, dog. Even if your owner has failed you by not providing sufficient obedience … Continue reading

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Oh hell, that moose was your ancestor?

  In Nova Scotia, three hunters went on a completely legal moose hunt. They saw some cows, which they very correctly left alone. Then they spotted a moose, and shot it. It might have been easier to spot than most. … Continue reading

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take a big bite outta this apology!

Friend of SorryWatch Joe Hobaica, our curator of cake content, received this dandy surprise birthday treat from his lovely wife Mattie. It was not chocolate. Mr. Hobaica acknowledges that in all probability Scout was not sorry.

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I apologize to me

A Sydney Morning Herald story excellently begins: As the P&O cruise ship Aurora neared Circular Quay in [February 2012], a British national sent a message to a mysterious Sydney man named David Smith, saying, “About one hour.” More than an … Continue reading

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