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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.'
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I’d take that dog in a minute. Just look at that face.
What, no ejector seat?
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.
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...
Yum yum. Better than a big mak?
He must have ran over a big Mac or roadkill or sumthin’,, damn,, nice looking dog.
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.
It’s a “she” dog, but her face looks just like the male Golden Retriever I lost last year to Pancreatic Cancer.
She has tears in her eyes, poor thing.
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.
It’s was a dog. That’s what they do.
Send him to me.
He’ll never be yelled at and never want.
Ill take him just the way he is...
Terrible lisp you have...
“Judging by the grime on the car”
That’s not grime. That is where the dog pawed the car.
Sounds like another person too immature to have a pet.
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.
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.
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.......
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
Are you aj Okie ?
Inola, OK. Largest Mennonites outside Wisconsin I think.
I’m from Lost City, by Tahlequah ...
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.
***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.
“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.
“Inola, OK. Largest Mennonites outside Wisconsin I think.”
Why are the Mennonites in Inola, OK bigger than those in WI? :-)
I think outside of Wisconsin, Inola has the largest population of Mennonites.
I use to live in a friends mansion at 14th & Galveston.
Went to your homepage. Yer an Arky. LOL
If you recall the comic strip.
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.
"I regret nothing."
I swear your honor - thats all it was ....
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....