Skip to comments.It's Christmas on the sofa for Britainís biggest dog after he breaks his TOE while out for a walk
Posted on 12/20/2011 4:34:51 PM PST by ColdOne
It's going to be a quiet Christmas for Britain's biggest dog who will be spending the festive season on the sofa after breaking his toe.
Measuring a whopping seven-feet four inches in length, giant Samson damaged his front right paw after knocking it on the pavement few weeks ago.
And with Christmas just around the corner, the gargantuan dog - who weighs 20 stone - is out of festive cheer as he recovers at his home in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Samson's doting owners, Ray Woods, a retired 69-year-old taxi-driver, and his wife Julie, 59, have been caring for the Newfoundland and Great Dane cross from their three bedroom semi-detached home in the North East.
Mrs Woods said: 'Samson was walking along on the way home from his morning walk.
'We were just two doors away when suddenly he yelped and started walking on three legs.
'We dont know how he did it but hes got a big lump there now. Ray had to hold him up to get him home.
'We had to put ice on his toe, then bathe it and bandage it. Were sure hes broken it, but we dont have enough money to take him to the vet to get it x-rayed.'
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big doggie ping.
Thats one heck of a lap dog.
For broken ribs, broken fingers and toes and other small stuff like that, I don't even bother for that diagnoses anymore. Live with it.
Arterial bleeding? Blood from the eyes, ears? probably. Major limb fractures? Sure.
No wonder they can't afford it. At 280 pounds, that dog eats more food than an entire HS football time.
I’d have a small saddle made for that thing and give rides to kids :-)
Where does a 280 lb. dog sit?
Anywhere he wants.
looks like a big lab to me
You'd have to have one of these to clean up after him
Oh, hell no. He'll sit where I tell him.
Even if he weighs over twice what I do. I have these opposable thumbs, am at the top of the food chain, and own firearms for a reason.
It's called dominion over the earth, and all that is in it.
Recalling old Gary Gollumbeck, who had the street corner deli in York, PA, and regarded all pets as....his words, “$hit machines.” Gary said you put dog food in one end, and get “the product” out the other! Except Gary used the four-letter word. Think of the amount of “product” coming out of THAT dog!
Johnny, you are spot-on and funny, as always.
If it's like the time I broke my little toe and went to doctor saying, "I think I broke my toe" and the doc looked at it and said, 'Yup, you broke your toe...' and that was the end of the conversation, best to save your money. Doggie will heal.
Although I later had to have the bone removed from that toe because I couldn't wear any of my shoes without pain.
Product...the essence must be bad as well! LOL! would not to be downwind!
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