Skip to comments.Dog Strangled by Phone Cord Saves His Own Life by Dialing Emergency Number
Posted on 08/02/2012 12:41:35 AM PDT by expat1000
George, a 2-year-old Basset Hound from South Heindley, West Yorkshire, U.K., was strangled by a phone cord and miraculously saved his own life by calling 999, the British equivalent of 911, reports The Sun.
George knocked over a heavy-duty, old-fashioned phone in owner Steve Browns home; he became tangled in the cord and wound up with it wrapped around his neck. Somehow, George in the midst of choking managed to dial 999 with his paw.
The emergency operator heard heavy breathing and gasping on the other end and alerted the authorities, who entered the house with the help of a neighbor, Paul Walker, who had a key.
"I can't talk now - I'm a little horse."
Great photo! That is a Basset as well, isn’t it?
I love bad puns.
I'm an heir of Mr. Columbo's dog. This was no accident!!
And...uhh....just one more thing....check the doghouse of Ralph down the road. See if my friend Mary has been "hanging" around there.
Lydia Brown, the daughter of George’s owner, expressed equal amazement at the Basset’s lifesaving feat, telling The Sun, “He’s really dopey and just likes to chew socks.”
Truly LOL @ title.
These dogs are not the brightest bulbs in the lamp - they drool, smell, shed,whine, and are stubborn as all get out - but they have such a wonderful personality and are basically big mushes. And while they like to rest, on the hunt they can move quickly.
Good thing it didn’t happen in the USA. A SWAT team would have been called out and shot the dog first, asked questions later.
A Basset Hound scaled our six-foot block wall to get at our poodle. She had the oddest damned puppies I’ve ever seen, and every one of them was able to scale that wall at any time.
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