Thursday, July 19, 2007

Did you hear the one about ...

... The Dog that gobbled up nearly $750
A Wisconsin famliy's dog has been known to gnaw on lipstick, munch on shampoo bottles and chew on toothpaste. But this dog got the family into a real mess after gobbling nearly $750.
“This is probably the worst,” the family said, recalling how they poked through vomit and dog piles left in the yard to recover the cash.
The dog, an 8-year-old black Labrador-German shorthair, got into a purse belonging to a friend of the family and chewed the cash from an envelope.
The family recovered some of the money that the dog spit out, thinking they had it all. But when the family went to clean up the dogs’ mess outside, she noticed a $50 bill hanging from one pile.
The chore of sorting through dog feces netted about $400. Between that and other bills that the dog had either vomited or simply chewed on, the family recovered $647.
“We have a $100 bill that can’t be recovered because you need three-fourths of a bill and it is only half of a bill,” the family said.
The family swapped the soiled money for fresh currency at a bank.
“It wasn’t that bad. I soaked it and strained it and rinsed it. I just kept rinsing it and rinsing it. I had rubber gloves on of course,” the mother of the family said.
“Everyone said, ’I can’t believe you did that.’ Well, for $400, yeah, I would do that,” she said.

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