Law enforcement authorities in Norfolk (the one in the UK) have a whodunit on their hands.
Well, more like a whichdogdidit.
Three police dogs who reside with the same trainer are under investigation to determine which one of them, or which combination of them, shredded an outdoor lounger.
“That used to be a sun bed,” their handler tweeted in a photo post of the crime scene.
In it, all three dogs are sitting obediently alongside the lounger looking innocent or guilty, depending on one’s point of view.
And humans, as usual, are only too willing to pass judgment based on that photo alone. Internet voting has “all three” leading the way, with 44 percent of the vote.
The Eastern Daily Press is tallying the votes.
Among those who don’t suspect a three-way conspiracy, the cocker spaniel is is getting the most guilty votes. And some are saying all the evidence is circumstantial and suspicions shouldn’t be cast on the dogs just because they were there and the ground around them strewn with foam bits.
It could have been a visiting dog, or intruding squirrels, some suggest.
“Being police dogs, I think they rumbled an attack by rogue squirrels and are now standing guard to make sure the miscreants do not return,” one dog-faithful reader tweeted.
There has been no mention of conducting DNA testing on the chewed up foam, and the dogs — named Shuck, Murphy and Gizmo — remain free on their own recognizance.
Posted by John Woestendiek April 27th, 2017 under Muttsblog.
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Seems pretty elementary, but apparently it wouldn’t hurt to warn people that, when you must tie your dog’s leash to something, you should make sure that something is secure.
Otherwise you may end up like this woman on the banks of the Thames in London.
The video posted on YouTube notes she tied her dog to a chair outside a cafe on Feb. 16 so she could go in and order coffee.
The dog took off, with the chair following close behind.
The dog dragged the chair to a nearby park — how nearby the video doesn’t make clear — where the owner was able to grab the dog’s leash.
The caption under the YouTube video notes, “The dog clearly loved every second of it!”
But I doubt that was the case.
Here’s a product that — while I could do without the monogram — would make my life easier.
The pet loveseat cover (they make couch and chair ones, too) would be a cozy sleeping surface for Ace, protect the sofa from drool stains (I can’t help it!) and save me from having to vacuum dog hair off of it EVERY … SINGLE … YEAR.
Available from Sure Fit, the throws come in quilted “soft suede,” or cotton, and are machine washable.
The quilted pet throw comes in taupe and chocolate, while the cotton ones come in black, claret or linen. Only the quilted ones are offered with monograms.
The non-personalized throws cost $29.99 for a chair, $39.99 for a loveseat, and $49.99 for a sofa. The monogrammed ones — up to 15 characters are permitted — run $37.49 for a chair, $47.49 for a loveseat, and $57.49 for a sofa.
Were Santa to bring me one, I would opt for cotton, loveseat size, non-monogrammed, in the color linen. And I’d promise not to drool on it.
Posted by John Woestendiek December 18th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
Tags: chair, christmas, cotton, cover, dog, dogs, gifts, loveseat, monogrammed, monograms, personalized, pet products, pet throws, present, prices, quilted, sofa, soft suede, sure fit, surefit, throws, what i want for christmas
A tipster has received the $2,500 reward PETA offered last fall for information leading to the conviction of a man who placed a South Carolina homeowner’s dog in the oven during a burglary, propped a chair against the door and cooked the dog alive.
Teofilo Falaniko Jr., 21, was sentenced to 11 years in prison and three-and-a-half-years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of unlawful treatment to animals, SCnow.com reported.
Dillon police said Falaniko already was in jail on two other burglary charges when he was charged. He told police he placed the dog — a pug named Penny — into the oven because it bit him during the burglary.
The tipster, whose identity is being withheld, overheard Falaniko bragging about his crime and contacted authorities.
Falaniko admitted to ransacking Bonnie Bowens’ Owens Street residence while she was at church. When Bowens got home, she noticed her front door kicked in and called police. Officer checked the over and found the dog dead.
Posted by John Woestendiek December 3rd, 2009 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animal cruelty, burglar, burglary, chair, cooked, courts, crime, death, dillon, dog, oven, penny, peta, pug, reward, sentence, south carolina, teofilo falaniko