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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:49 PM
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Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle
Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own 'clinically depressed' pet dog.

The 76-year-old statesman was savaged by his white Maltese dog - which suffers from frenzied fits and is being treated with anti-depressants.

The animal, named Sumo, had become increasingly violent over the past years and was prone to making 'vicious, unprovoked attacks', Chirac's wife Bernadette said.

The former president, who ruled France for 12 years until 2007, was taken to hospital in Paris where he was treated as an outpatient and sent home, VSD magazine reported.

Mrs Chirac said: 'The dog went for him for no apparent reason.
'We were already aware the animal was unpredictable and is actually being treated with pills for depression.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-11261...

Probably just cranky.............
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sweetpotato Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:50 PM
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1. Quick - call the Dog whisperer.
They probably just have a weak household pack structure.
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:34 PM
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15. Please dont -
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:51 PM
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2. so, is the dog a maltese that thinks it is a poodle?
If so, I can understand the clinical depression.

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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:42 PM
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19. The original article calls it a "Maltese Poodle".
Maybe it's a mix. It's tiny in any event.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:51 PM
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3. Why did my mind go right to Tony Blair when I saw 'poodle'?
:evilgrin:
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:53 PM
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6. That would be the former American president's poodle.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:52 PM
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4. Wait, what?
I mean, WHAT?

Are you sure that's not the Onion.
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:54 PM
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7. Maybe The Mail picked it up from The Onion, but
as far as I know it's true.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:53 PM
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5. rename it Cheny... it will all make sense then
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:55 PM
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8. You can only make so many poodle jokes before they snap on you.
A lesson some around here would do well to heed!
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:57 PM
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9. Probably the meds making him violent. nt
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:57 PM
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10. The Maltese Poodle?
Wasn't Humphrey Dogart in that?
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lanlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:01 PM
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20. woof!
And co-starring Peter Collie.
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Belial Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:59 PM
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11. hmmm.. Well.. hmmm.. Maybe? hmmm.. I dont think the pills work?
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:21 PM
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12. He was probably hungry.......
Had a hankering for some French food.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:22 PM
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13. I honestly thought maybe this was an Onion headline.
I see it isn't.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:24 PM
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14. he was treating his poodle for depression...
crap like this is how france gets their bad reputation.
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Loki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:58 PM
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16. Does anyone know where Barney is?
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:04 PM
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18. I heard Bush sent him to rehab
Just in case.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:00 PM
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17. Conservatives are going to have a field day with this one. nt
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