It is said there is nothing like the unconditional love only an adorable pet can give you - just try remembering that when you get home from work and find your home resembles a war zone.
Hilarious images of torn up letters, chewed up furniture, ransacked gardens and graffitied windows have been collected and put together to form a website called S*** My Pets Ruined.
Created in March 2010, the website updates regularly with new pictures of the chaos and destruction caused mainly by dogs and cats while their owners' backs are turned.
Want to make something of it? This boxer looks decidedly belligerent after having made a meal out of his owner's computer chair.
Modogliani? The owner's window might be a mess, but she thinks it's 'pretty damn good for a dog'.
Shredded: The puppy, above, has found a way to get rid of junk mail while right, a Jack Russell has had a ball with a bumper pack of loo roll.
And it is a moment almost every pet owner is only too familiar with - as Rover or Whiskers look up at you with those adorable eyes, innocently cocking their heads as if to say, 'What have I done?', you try to hold in your anger and rage as you survey the damage around you.
The website was set up after the success of the similar site S*** My Kids Ruined, which was put together by exasperated mother Julie Haas Brophy from New York, after her son spilled a tub of black paint all over her rug.
After posting it on Facebook, it grew from there and has since been turned into a book.
Green pawed: This cat decided to make its own kitty litter out of the house plant.
Eating out: The tabby cat fancied an Italian for dinner and got more than it fair share of meatballs.
Room with a mew: This puss hadn't quite mastered the art of pulling up the blind so decided it would be best to go through it instead.
Christmas came early: These dogs created their very own winter wonderland.
In a similar vein, the pets' version pictures are submitted by frustrated owners who have discovered some beloved item or place ruined by their equally as beloved pet.
As one dog owner, Joelle Para wrote on the Facebook site after posting her dog beside chewed up blinds: 'She's so precious though, so it's difficult to be mad at her. I still love her.'
Another dowg-owner wrote: 'I don't care what they tear up when they are so cute.'
Bonnie Tracey-Faronne wrote: 'S**** my pets ruined? Where do I even start? How about my dog, Guillermo, deciding to use my Stickley table ($10K+) as a fire hydrant and warping the finish on two out of four of the legs?'
The website says: 'We know your pets have ruined some s***. Or maybe just the smell of your home. We want to know about the s*** your pets ruined! Commiseration is our salvation........... CONTRIBUTE! It's therapeutic.'
Root of the problem: Seven-month-old Shih Tzu Abby takes her destruction outdoors: Her owner said: 'This poor shrub was unearthed and shredded before it even had a chance to get put in the ground'.
Guilty: Relaxing after destroying the sofa cushions, this dog was caught with a mouthful of evidence.
Never liked that rug... Not content with ruining his own bed the bull terrier obviously thought his owner's carpet was good to go as well.
See these images and more at the website.