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Bad dog! Car fanatic gives his pet dog away after she chews a HOLE...
The Daily Mail ^ | 2-4-14

Posted on 02/04/2014 12:52:12 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

A car fanatic gave his pet dog away after he was left distraught when she chewed a hole through the wheel arch of his prized £80,000 Aston Martin.

Builder Royston Grimstead, 42, was devastated when he came home to find his border collie spaniel cross Luce had chewed through the fibreglass panel of his luxury car - causing £3,000 of damage.

Mr Grimstead, from Chedzoy, Somerset, said he had already been considering re-homing the dog, which he said did not get along with his other dog, but the damage to the car was the final straw.

A dog behaviour expert has suggested it was likely Luce, who Mr Grimstead claimed had never chewed any of his possessions before, went for the car after she became stressed while her owner was away.

Mr Grimstead said: 'I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers - but it was the fibreglass from the car.

'She had chewed out a huge chunk. I just laughed. I mean, what else could I do? I'm not a crier and she knew she had done something wrong because she had this guilty look on her face.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: astinmartin; cars; dogs; rescue
Full title: Bad dog! Car fanatic gives his pet dog away after she chews a HOLE through fibre glass wheel arch of his prized £80,000 Aston Martin

Pictues at link.

1 posted on 02/04/2014 12:52:13 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping

I’d take that dog in a minute. Just look at that face.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 12:53:02 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Full title: Bad dog! Car fanatic gives his pet dog away after she chews a HOLE through fibre glass wheel arch of his prized £80,000 Aston Martin

What, no ejector seat?

3 posted on 02/04/2014 12:53:24 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

For the want of some attention and a dollar chew toy an Austin Martin was trashed.

I’m siding with the dog on this one.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 12:55:37 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

When my black Lab was a puppy he would have eaten the entire fender, scratched up the hood, and holed the tyre. Then he would have napped for 45 minutes and started on the next part of the car...


5 posted on 02/04/2014 12:57:05 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Aw shoot man. That ought to buff right out ...


6 posted on 02/04/2014 12:59:22 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Rebelbase
Dog must have just seen “Ferris Bueller”.
7 posted on 02/04/2014 12:59:26 PM PST by AU72
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yum yum. Better than a big mak?


8 posted on 02/04/2014 1:08:55 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He must have ran over a big Mac or roadkill or sumthin’,, damn,, nice looking dog.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 1:12:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Liberty Valance

Judging by the grime on the car and the tire wear, I am inclined to believe that this car owner should not be allowed to have any pets as well as an Astim Martin. I think that’s he’s better suited for a bicycle or just public transportation.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 1:12:56 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

....Astin Martin.....


11 posted on 02/04/2014 1:13:55 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a “she” dog, but her face looks just like the male Golden Retriever I lost last year to Pancreatic Cancer.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 1:14:14 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Howie66

Screw it....


13 posted on 02/04/2014 1:14:21 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Liberty Valance

She has tears in her eyes, poor thing.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 1:15:41 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Looks like it was a bad match of dog and owner. He had a dog that is a working dog and needs something to do to occupy its time. Absentee ownership is not good for any dog, IMO; it’s particularly bad for Border Collie-type dogs. She’ll probably be a great dog for someone else.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 1:16:54 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Jerk off.

It’s was a dog. That’s what they do.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 1:20:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Send him to me.

He’ll never be yelled at and never want.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 1:21:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Liberty Valance

He’s perfect.

Ill take him just the way he is...


18 posted on 02/04/2014 1:24:38 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Howie66

LOL

Terrible lisp you have...


19 posted on 02/04/2014 1:25:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Howie66

“Judging by the grime on the car”

That’s not grime. That is where the dog pawed the car.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 1:29:19 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sounds like another person too immature to have a pet.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 1:32:55 PM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

22 posted on 02/04/2014 1:35:33 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So, the dog likely was bored or had too much pent-up energy, and because the owner failed to address those issues, the dog paid for it.

I don’t understand why people like that have pets in the first place.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 1:37:00 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: TexasGator

I wasn’t taking about the shredded part. Look at the rest of it. The tire alone looks like it hasn’t been cleaned, balanced, rotated or aligned in ages.

As a life long gearhead, I notice stuff like that.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 1:44:28 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66
Judging by the grime on the car and the tire wear,

And I'm inclined to believe that he's the type of collector who actually enjoys driving his vehicles instead of those anal retentives who would rather park it in their living room or garage or warehouse and hover around it with a dust rag in their hand.......

25 posted on 02/04/2014 1:45:09 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: 43north

I had a cribbing horse that scratched the heck out of my jeep hood, destroyed a dishwashing machine I was going to give to the salvation army and lots of other things.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 1:48:40 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
When my Yorkie was a puppy, she was going to do exactly what her genes told her to do. Yorkies were bred to dig into holes and catch rats. She started digging on a sheet rock wall just inside the front door. I tried everything to stop her, bad tasting spray to stop dogs doing things like that, and it didn't work.

She did dig a hole through the sheetrock and I was spending my day watching her to keep her from doing that again. One day I watched her method. She would lick the sheet rock to soften it, then use her powerful paw claws to dig. After another hole, I gave up and had a man put up wainscoting in that area made of a slick material like you see in showers. She never made a move to that wall again - somehow she knew she couldn't dig in that. I gave her boxes to dig through which she did. She never caught a rat as there are none in my house.

She is two years old now and doesn't try to dig through walls or chew electric cords (had to keep all those off the floor) or chew on baseboards (had to put tape on one to stop that. If something is on the floor, it is her opinion it is hers to do with as she wants.

27 posted on 02/04/2014 1:51:29 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Vendome

My wife’s niece had a dog at Inola that loved to tear up things. He was so bad they kept him in the garage when they weren’t there.

One day they came home and the dog had tore a hole in the wall from the garage into the living room and did lots of damage.

The got rid of the dog. I didn’t ask how.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 1:53:30 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

You know, one can accomplish both with a little effort.

I had a Chevy Silverado pickup that had 335,000 miles on it when I sold it. It looked as good as it did the day it rolled out of the dealership and ran better than it did when brand new. The guy that bought it didn’t even try to haggle the price down, either. He paid my full asking price and knew that he got a great deal on it.

The key is maintenance, both mechanical and cosmetic (hand washed and waxed).


29 posted on 02/04/2014 1:54:59 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: 43north

I had a black lab that chewed right through a mattress. He was stressed because we were in the middle of moving. That didn’t make me any happier about the mattress though.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 1:55:55 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I had a Lab who ate the trim off my old Cadillac, but I kept him. He chewed up several hundred dollars worth of other stuff, too.


31 posted on 02/04/2014 2:11:55 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Sans-Culotte

Yes, and wasn’t the car owner a great person by failing to warn the rescue society of this dog’s penchant for chewing! Idiot!


32 posted on 02/04/2014 2:51:52 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

What?

Are you aj Okie ?

Inola, OK. Largest Mennonites outside Wisconsin I think.

I’m from Lost City, by Tahlequah ...


33 posted on 02/04/2014 3:52:12 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

One of the dogs I have now first chewed a giant hole in a brand new sleeper sofa, then a week later chewed a giant hole in a brand new leather sofa in the den. I didn’t now whether to laugh or cry. He has not chewed anything, except his dog toys, since then.

Lets just say he’s not my favorite dog, but I’d never give him away. I doubt anyone else would put up with him.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 3:59:58 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
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35 posted on 02/04/2014 4:15:49 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Vendome

***Inola, OK. Largest Mennonites outside Wisconsin I think.***

I thought that was Maize. Ever been to Ropp’s bakery?

I lived in Tulsa for five years.


36 posted on 02/04/2014 4:39:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“One day they came home and the dog had tore a hole in the wall from the garage into the living room and did lots of damage.”

Some friends once had an auto service biz in an old rat infested warehouse and had a St. Bernard for a guard dog.

One night the dog tore up the office sheet rock going after rats behind the walls.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 4:58:00 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Vendome

“Inola, OK. Largest Mennonites outside Wisconsin I think.”

Why are the Mennonites in Inola, OK bigger than those in WI? :-)


38 posted on 02/04/2014 5:02:46 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I think outside of Wisconsin, Inola has the largest population of Mennonites.

I use to live in a friends mansion at 14th & Galveston.


39 posted on 02/04/2014 5:36:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Went to your homepage. Yer an Arky. LOL

If you recall the comic strip.


40 posted on 02/04/2014 5:38:02 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: beandog

My best dog, a rescued Golden Retriever, chewed the fringe off of a valuable Persian rug the first night we had him. I determined that he was after the label on the back of the rug. That dog just hated labels and would go after any label that came in his sight.

He ripped the skirt off of my couch because the panel behind the pleat in the skirt resembled a label. I told him not to touch the couch and I told him not to touch the rug. He never did again.

But, for the next 2 years he would rip off the labels from any toy he received. Then, he just stopped. He was probably 3, or 4, when he quit ripping off labels.

I discovered the damaged rug early the next morning, and I really thought my husband would make me get rid of the dog. But my husband just said, “The rug can be repaired.” We decided to wait until the dog got over chewing on things, and never did have it repaired. Now that chewed corner just reminds me of a dog I still miss with all my heart.


41 posted on 02/04/2014 5:59:55 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Liberty Valance

"I regret nothing."

42 posted on 02/04/2014 8:42:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
lol - "There was the whole wing thing with the SuperBowl and i just got caught up in it ... and I ate a wing ... "

I swear your honor - thats all it was ....

43 posted on 02/04/2014 9:04:26 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: faithhopecharity

Actually the boxer we had once stole a big mac from my wife. Evidence - She saw a drop of ketchup on his lower lip and was angry at first but could stop laughing...It was her fault for leaving it within reach of Ikie....


44 posted on 02/05/2014 1:48:23 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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