Thursday, August 03, 2006

Bad idea of the week

Guard dog chews up stuffed animals:
"He just went berserk," said Daniel Medley, general manager of the Wookey Hole Caves near Wells, England, where hundreds of bears were chewed up Tuesday night by the 6-year-old Doberman pinscher named Barney.

Barney ripped the head off a brown stuffed bear once owned by the young Presley during the attack, leaving fluffy stuffing and bits of bears' limbs and heads on the museum floor. The bear, named Mabel, was made in 1909 by the German manufacturer Steiff.

I'm sorry that Elvis' bear got ripped up, but don't you think asking a dog to guard a bunch of plush, fluffy toys is kind of dumb? What's next? Guard koala eats priceless eucalyptus? Guard cat destroys rare ball of catnip?


Anonymous said...

Dash, who just opened and ate 6 jars (mainly pears!) of babyfood in the 30 minutes we were out running errands, salutes Barney as a kindred spirit.

eileen said...

Dash can open jars? Wow.