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It's Christmas on the sofa for Britainís biggest dog after he breaks his TOE while out for a walk
dailymail,co,uk ^ | 12/20/11 | Daily Mail Reporter

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 don’t know how he did it but he’s 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. We’re sure he’s broken it, but we don’t have enough money to take him to the vet to get it x-rayed.'

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: biggestdog; britain; brokentoe; christmas; dog; hugh

1 posted on 12/20/2011 4:34:55 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: SandRat

doggie ping


2 posted on 12/20/2011 4:37:32 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne
I'm sure they can afford the X-ray, it's the lorry and strecher bearers that would be expensive. Dat's a BIG dog.

/johnny

3 posted on 12/20/2011 4:38:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: ColdOne

4 posted on 12/20/2011 4:38:54 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: ColdOne; Joe 6-pack

big doggie ping.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 4:40:08 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: ColdOne
20 stone= 280 pounds.

Thats one heck of a lap dog.

6 posted on 12/20/2011 4:41:47 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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Besides, if it's a broken toe, they X-ray it, say "Yep, it's broke, don't do that anymore, stay off of it", bill you and send you home.

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.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/20/2011 4:42:28 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
We’re sure he’s broken it, but we don’t have enough money to take him to the vet to get it x-rayed.'

No wonder they can't afford it. At 280 pounds, that dog eats more food than an entire HS football time.

8 posted on 12/20/2011 4:44:04 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man
She looks like she hasn't missed many meals, and the dog makes the couch sag more than she does. Big dog.

/johnny

9 posted on 12/20/2011 4:46:12 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; apackof2; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; metmom; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReepmail joe 6-pack.

10 posted on 12/20/2011 4:50:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ColdOne

OMG!

I’d have a small saddle made for that thing and give rides to kids :-)


11 posted on 12/20/2011 4:51:12 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Where does a 280 lb. dog sit?

Anywhere he wants.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 4:52:14 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: mountn man

looks like a big lab to me


13 posted on 12/20/2011 4:55:32 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: ColdOne
I'll bet the neighbors are might happy when that dog leaves his calling card in their yard.

You'd have to have one of these to clean up after him

Photobucket

14 posted on 12/20/2011 4:56:40 PM PST by digger48
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To: bgill
Anywhere he wants.

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.

/johnny

15 posted on 12/20/2011 5:01:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: ColdOne

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!


16 posted on 12/20/2011 5:08:18 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: JRandomFreeper

Johnny, you are spot-on and funny, as always.


17 posted on 12/20/2011 5:11:07 PM PST by Jemian
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To: ColdOne

18 posted on 12/20/2011 5:16:29 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: ColdOne
We’re sure he’s broken it, but we don’t have enough money to take him to the vet to get it x-rayed.

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.

19 posted on 12/20/2011 5:24:28 PM PST by elli1
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To: Tucker39; All

Product...the essence must be bad as well! LOL! would not to be downwind!


20 posted on 12/20/2011 5:41:20 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: mountn man

Gotta love that wall paper.


21 posted on 12/20/2011 8:00:36 PM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: T. P. Pole
Gotta love that wall paper.

I believe that pattern is called "Grandma's Bedroom, 1950". ;-')

22 posted on 12/20/2011 11:46:20 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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