August 29th, 2010 14:18 EST
Crazy Doggie Eats Beehive!
"A Labrador that ate a beehive containing pesticides and thousands of dead bees won an award on Monday that recognized the most unusual pet health insurance claim in the United States.
Ellie, who fully recovered from her encounter with the beehive in southern California, beat a border collie that ran through a window to get at a mailman, and a terrier that bit a chainsaw.
She won a bronze trophy in the shape of a ham, and basket of toys and doggie treats."
When Mandy, my Pit Bull/German Shepherd mix, was a puppy she ate my cell phone, ripped off tiles from my kitchen floor, tore the molding from my back door and bit a couple of chunks from my bedroom door. Needless to say Mandy never got a trophy for her destructive behavior, but she did earn a couple of whacks on her butt.
I can sympathize with owners of pooches with a penchant for eating everything except the kitchen sink.
Ellie should have been given a jar of honey, she went through a lot of hell to eat that beehive for a few drops of honey.
I would be embarrassed to receive a bronze trophy on the behalf of a dog dumb enough to eat a beehive.
But all`s well that ends well, Ellie is fully recovered and enjoying her basket of toys and doggie treats.
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