But as soon as Rooney realized he was being confronted with his glasses-nabbing behavior, all of the guilt in his body took over! Nathan H. Lents, a molecular biologist with the City University of New York, shared a piece in Psychology Today that helped explain why our pups feel guilty when they do something wrong!
Lents wrote, "Dogs have inherited this behavior and they will use it after any kind of infraction that results in being punished. As social animals, they crave harmonious integration in the group and neglect or isolation is painful for them."
Stephanie's scolding clearly made Rooney feel guilty and thankfully she filmed the whole silly interaction! Rooney knew he was in trouble and immediately appealed to his mom for forgiveness!
The look on the pup's face was hysterical. You can't help but feel sorry for him, even though he mutilated his Mom's glasses. His ears are flat and his eyes show incredible remorse. That little tail is tucked between his legs.