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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:10 PM
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Hound dog mauls Elvis's teddy bear (the HORROR)
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=odd...
Barney the guard dog went berserk at a teddy bear exhibition in England and ripped the stuffing out of Elvis Presley's beloved bear Mabel, exhibitors said on Thursday. Wookey Hole Caves, a popular holiday destination in Somerset, southern England, was drawing children with its display of 1,000 precious teddy bears, including Mabel, beloved bear of the King of Rock and Roll.

But, said General Manager Daniel Medley, it all went horribly wrong.

The collection was so valuable that the insurance company insisted the exhibitors guard it with dogs. Barney, a sleek and handsome Dobermann, was dutifully dispatched."The security guard was doing his normal patrols at the site. He let the dog in, and the dog went on a rampage," Medley told Reuters.

"He started with Mabel, took a very large chunk out of Mabel almost severing her head, and then went mad. It took about 20 minutes to bring him out."...(more about the horror @ link)
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:13 PM
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1. LOL! Wookey Hole Caves, Barney the Dobie and Elvis' teddy bear, Mabel.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 04:14 PM by CottonBear
:rofl: :eyes: :rofl: :eyes: :rofl: :eyes: :rofl: :eyes: :rofl: :eyes: :rofl: :eyes: :rofl:
You couldn;t make this stuff up. ;)

"But, said General Manager Daniel Medley, it all went horribly wrong." :(
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:16 PM
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2. Oh the {mock} ursinity! nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:19 PM
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3. I missed that yesterday, trying to lighten up GD today
1 day it is Mel, next day Barney. sigh. never ending, isn't it?
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:22 PM
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4. What shocks me is it died in **The Lounge**, even with that tabloid H/L !
Must be an absence of prurient curiosity lately. :evilfrown:
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jilln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:23 PM
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5. Imagine, a dog acting like a dog!
We need to do our own work and leave the animals out of it.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:26 PM
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6. The first article I read about this stated that Barney destroyed
a million dollars worth of bears. :wow:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:27 PM
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7. Watch Stephen Colbert nominate Barney for the Medal of Honor
Because bears, as you should know by now, are godless killing machines.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:44 PM
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8. you are a bearist
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:51 PM
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9. Ever seen a dog go berserk on a stuffed animal?
I have, and it's not a pretty sight.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:55 PM
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10. we get nasty old stuffed toys from thrift store for our dog
our decorating style is fluff and fur.
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:53 PM
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11. At Christmas I put some stuffed bears
on the mantle. Our standard poodle can stand up and just get his nose to the edge of the mantle, not enough to actually grab one. All through the Christmas season he sits and whines, wanting to play with the bears. After the holidays are over, I put the bears away with the rest of the Christmas stuff till next year. I just went into the LR and asked the dog "Where are the bears?" He looked at the mantel, stood up and sniffed and sat down with a look like "Well, I don't know."
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