Thursday, July 03, 2008

Odd news item...

Miniature dachshund gnaws off diabetic owner's toe

(From Yahoo site)

An Illinois woman says her beloved miniature dachshund gnawed off her right big toe while she was asleep. Linda Floyd told the Alton Telegraph for a story Wednesday that her beloved Roscoe was euthanized because of safety concerns.

The 56-year-old says she has no feeling in her toes because of nerve damage from diabetes. She discovered the toe missing after waking from a nap Monday. She called her daughter, who phoned 911.

A veterinarian says the toe had been bandaged because of a healing hangnail. That might have somehow attracted the dog.

This morning, I met with a patient that I haven't seen in over 2 years. We were catching up and she told me about her 2 dogs. She told me that one of them ATE her hearing aid. She fell asleep and was too tired to take it out. So she put it under her pillow. In the morning, the dog likes to come and wake her up. She explained that the dog hunts in the bed for treats, etc., found the hearing aid (the expensive computerized machine worth $3300) and ate it. She also told me how this dog will pick out all the plastic toys from the baby's toy box and eat them. Rattles, lego, you name it. Dogs will eat ANY thing. As for the article above, ew.

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