I’m a Lucky "Dog"

Phrase to be extemely ill
sick as a dog
Oh you look sick as a dog. What's up? Do you have the flu or something?
Phrase when your partner is angry with you for something you did
in the dog house
No, I'm not sick. I'm having a very bad day. I'm in the dog house with my Mom because I didn't clean up my room.
Phrase displaying embarrassment or shame after doing something wrong
with my tail between my legs
I came to breakfast with my tail between my legs. I knew if she saw the mess she'd be furious. So, did she go in your room?
Phrase someone seems more hostile or aggressive than is the case
bark is worse than her bite
Yes!!! She screamed at me for ten minutes. Ah, your Mom's bark is worse than her bite. She loves you even if you are a slob!
Phrase an innocent or naive facial expression
puppy-dog eyes
Yeah, you're right. When I look at her with puppy-dog eyes she calms down and gives me a hug.
Phrase a place that is not as good as it was in the past
gone to the dogs
You know my bedroom isn't the only place in our house that's gone to the dogs. You should see all the junk in our garage -- definitely no space for our car anymore!
Phrase food that looks unappealing
like a dog's dinner
Well one thing that’s great about your house is your Mom’s fabulous cooking. At my place meals look like a dog's dinner, pretty bad.
Phrase a container a restaurant provides to take home food you have not finished
doggy bag
I sure am a lucky dog that your Mom gives me a doggy bag with all kinds of goodies to take home and eat later :)))