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This gave me a chuckle & I hope you'll enjoy it as well...

Report this AM on New York Times web site:


LONDON (AP) -- A guard dog has ripped apart a collection of rare teddy bears, including one once owned by Elvis Presley, during a rampage at a children's museum.

''He just went berserk,'' said Daniel Medley, general manager of the Wookey Hole Caves near Wells, England, where hundreds of bears were chewed up Tuesday night by the 6-year-old Doberman pinscher named Barney.

Barney ripped the head off a brown stuffed bear once owned by the young Presley during the attack, leaving fluffy stuffing and bits of bears' limbs and heads on the museum floor. The bear, named Mabel, was made in 1909 by the German manufacturer Steiff.

The collection, valued at more than $900,000, included a red bear made by Farnell in 1910 and a Bobby Bruin made by Merrythought in 1936.

The bear with Elvis connections was owned by English aristocrat Benjamin Slade, who bought it at an Elvis memorabilia auction in Memphis, Tenn., and had loaned it to the museum.

''I've spoken to the bear's owner and he is not very pleased at all,'' Medley said.

A security guard at the museum, Greg West, said he spent several minutes chasing Barney before wrestling the dog to the ground.


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Big Oops! Well we clearly see the what can happen w/the death of the bumble bee... poor teddy bears :) In the dog's defense maybe the bears were moving?????? HA!

Hollie Edelbrock & Brystal Sonoma
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I also read it yesterday....just goes to show that even a trained guard dog can give in to temptation.

Who knows....after watching Toy Story maybe these adorable bears egged him on. :whistle:

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I had heard a little about this the other day but did not realize this Dobie had destroyed almost a million dollars worth of Teddybears. Well, I guess this is one Dobie that will be permanently retired from guard duty. I would love to see a security video of this dog destroying these bears.........sounds like something for an Animal Planet special............"Guard Dogs Gone Berserk"!

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Ha! Ha! Ha!

It's the name! It's the name! New owners beware!!!!! Naming a dog Barney can be hazardous to your property!


All creatures great and small, the Lord God, He made them all!

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WOOF! Eli, here! Yeah, it would be much better to have had those teddy bears guarded by cairn terriers! Like, say, ME and ELLIOT!!! :lol: See, that doberman MISSED a few of those tasty teddy bears. Me and Elliot woulda chomped them ALL. :devil: Any job worth doing is worth doing well, I always say. ;)


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