Marissa Hooper, a 21-year-old student from Huntsville, Texas, moved away from home when she started college. Wondering if her parents looked at the family photos when they missed her, she decided to pull a prank to find out.
Hooper started posing Dixie, her beloved 7-year-old Chihuahua, to resemble some of the family’s most cherished snapshots on display around the house. Then, she replaced the pictures with those of her pup to see if they’d catch anyone’s eye.
“I’ve been recreating family pictures with my dog and slowly replacing them around the house to see if my mom would notice,”@mhooper_2014 wrote on Twitter.
And when her mom finally spied the switch? “She wasn’t amused.”
I’ve been recreating family pictures with my dog and slowly replacing them around the house to see if my mom would notice. She wasn’t amused pic.twitter.com/JATXIsA0IY
— Hooper (@mhooper_2014) June 17, 2017
The prank pictures were in their frames for two weeks before Mrs. Hooper noticed that her family had begun to look a bit — er– furrier.
Immediately, she knew who the culprit was and texted her daughter with the accusation: “Stop doing that with my pictures!”
But Marissa played it cool. “I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.”
“I know it was you! I keep having to explain to company why we have 5x7s of Dixie everywhere,” Mrs. Hooper said.
Then, the mom had a little sweet revenge: “Her graduation picture came out better than yours.”
As for the adorable model, Marissa told Inside Edition that Dixie enjoyed the gig. “She’s always cooperative and some say she even poses,” she said. “It’s really just awesome to see so many people falling in love with her too.”
It’s hard not to be enamored by the tiny, doe-eyed pup, who Marissa referred to as “my favorite thing in the whole world” on Twitter.
(h/t: Inside Edition)
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