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(Denver Daily News)   Dog gets $2,500 surgery after eating same sock twice: "I think lab owners know how stupid these animals can be."   (thedenverdailynews.com) divider line 198
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2009-09-04 03:32:01 PM  
thats one dumb dog, his owner should have put down the dumbass god, or got rid of the socks
 
2009-09-04 03:32:55 PM  
Ah, labs. Dumb as a stump, but I love 'em to death.

/RIP Booker, you would have been 20 in a month
 
2009-09-04 03:33:02 PM  
My coworker has a lab. Had to have surgery because he keeps eating toilet paper rolls.
 
2009-09-04 03:33:27 PM  
Dogs are like people, there's always a bunch of stupid ones.

/send them to Florida?
 
2009-09-04 03:34:17 PM  
Labs are great dogs.

Loyal? Check.
Friendly? Check.
Playful? Check.

/Dumb as a farking rock? Check.
 
2009-09-04 03:34:22 PM  
why DO some dogs eat that stuff? I never understood it.
 
2009-09-04 03:34:27 PM  
They're such loving dogs, though. If I ever live in a place with enough space for a dog, I'll see if I can find a lab or a lab mix at a shelter.
 
2009-09-04 03:34:43 PM  
My mom's neighbors have a doberman, and one summer they were redoing the concrete around their pool. One morning they are woken up by the dog just whining and crying to go out. The guy gets up to let him out but doesn't get to the door in time, and all of a sudden the dog pukes right in front of the door. In the pile is a hunk of jagged concrete the size of a peach.
 
2009-09-04 03:35:10 PM  
jasonmicron: My coworker has a lab. Had to have surgery because he keeps eating toilet paper rolls.

my folks one ate paper towels, they had to pull it out of his butt sometimes, smart lab, but he did stupid stuff sometimes
 
2009-09-04 03:35:21 PM  
www.west-desmoines.com
Yep he can be stupid. But I love him.
 
2009-09-04 03:35:24 PM  
Your dog wants Percocet.
 
2009-09-04 03:36:38 PM  
My buddy has a chocolate lab. It has used up their insurance limit for stomach surgeries. Socks, corncobs, gloves... You name it that dog has eaten it. Including all of it's *ahem* waste from the dog run.
 
2009-09-04 03:36:48 PM  
Ya I agree do something about the socks. I was once bemoaning the fact that my little dachshund enjoys eating various things. A person responded that I was an idiot and to think of my dog as a child. It just thinks it's delicious it doesn't have the brains to figure out it's harmful. As a responsible owner it is my job to ensure I put his favourite things to chew out of his reach and provide a safe alternative.

While I didn't appreciate being called an idiot. I bought a laundry hamper and garbage cans with better lids and I haven't had a problem.

Would need tougher containers for a determined lab though...
 
2009-09-04 03:36:59 PM  
"She was so dehydrated from being so sick that the sock didn't have a chance to go anywhere, it just got stuck in her intestines," Koritza said.

They had to remove a foot of intestine.
 
2009-09-04 03:37:14 PM  
Who Is John Galt: Yep he can be stupid. But I love him.

He looks like my Emma's twin.

i137.photobucket.com
 
2009-09-04 03:37:31 PM  
Who Is John Galt: Yep he can be stupid. But I love him.

He's got a beautiful shiny coat.
 
2009-09-04 03:38:29 PM  
ChicagoJohn: why DO some dogs eat that stuff? I never understood it.

I've had to stop a couple of cats from eating other cats/their own puke...to be fair, some of the catfood came up whole :/
 
2009-09-04 03:38:47 PM  
As gross as this sounds it's a true story. When I was a kid my friend's dog obviously was having trouble taking a crap. His dad investigated and saw the problem. He was trying to defecate a sock! So he slowly pulled it out. The dog was crying but right after he finished, the dog turned around and licked his face. Very strange but true story.

/TMI?
 
2009-09-04 03:39:27 PM  
Fixer: My buddy has a chocolate lab. It has used up their insurance limit for stomach surgeries. Socks, corncobs, gloves... You name it that dog has eaten it. Including all of it's *ahem* waste from the dog run.

Marley sees your corncobs and raises you an answering machine.
 
2009-09-04 03:39:30 PM  
Dumb lab?

I have owned a couple and they always seemed smarter than most other dogs. They learned tricks and obedience well. They make good hunting dogs. Mine could open gates, climb fences, open screen doors and stuff like that. He could also roam 15 miles through the country to his biatch's house and find his way back. A few times we had to go pick him up from her place, but he usually made it back on his own. It was all good until he started hanging out with that stupid farking German Shepard that liked playing in the road.
 
2009-09-04 03:41:12 PM  
My Aunt and Uncle's lab ended up costing them almost $10,000 in ear surgeries because the dog would jump into the river, dive to the bottom to pick up rocks and pile them up on the river bank. Nice, sweet dog, but they had to keep her inside most of the time, and only outside on a leash or tether that kept her from being able to jump in the water.

Qwigs: You can hardly blame the dog.

I could hardly blame the Ghandi for breaking a hunger strike to eat that juicy, firm... pair of socks.
 
2009-09-04 03:41:34 PM  
Wow, this is so my dog. That picture even looks just like him. He has a sock fetish.
 
2009-09-04 03:41:39 PM  
I always knew Labs were stupid dogs.. Give me an Aussie or Border Collie any day...
 
2009-09-04 03:42:35 PM  
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/smart enough to not eat clothing
 
2009-09-04 03:43:07 PM  
illusi0n: Dumb lab?

I have owned a couple and they always seemed smarter than most other dogs. They learned tricks and obedience well. They make good hunting dogs. Mine could open gates, climb fences, open screen doors and stuff like that. He could also roam 15 miles through the country to his biatch's house and find his way back. A few times we had to go pick him up from her place, but he usually made it back on his own. It was all good until he started hanging out with that stupid farking German Shepard that liked playing in the road.


my folks trained their labs to corral cattle, they're easy to train and can learn to climb fencing
 
2009-09-04 03:43:07 PM  
I have a chocolate lab that used to eat socks and other random stuff. He stopped eating food and lost a lot of wait. Took him to the vet and he needed a major surgery. They found a raquet ball in his stomach.

I wouldn't call him a dumb dog but he does give me the impression the Smurfs theme song is playing on a never ending loop in his head.
 
2009-09-04 03:43:16 PM  
ChicagoJohn 2009-09-04 03:34:22 PM

why DO some dogs eat that stuff? I never understood it.

I don't know. Why does overlord_mike love eating the cack? Only the FSM knows and he ain't tellin'.
 
2009-09-04 03:43:28 PM  
averagejoe42: Labs are great dogs.

Loyal? Check.
Friendly? Check.
Playful? Check.

/Dumb as a farking rock? Check.


Pic of my 130 to 140 pound lab in my profile.
He's dumb as hell but he's awesome.
 
2009-09-04 03:43:31 PM  
Dexter's Next Victim: As gross as this sounds it's a true story. When I was a kid my friend's dog obviously was having trouble taking a crap. His dad investigated and saw the problem. He was trying to defecate a sock! So he slowly pulled it out. The dog was crying but right after he finished, the dog turned around and licked his face. Very strange but true story.

/TMI?



The only thing that could have made that more amusing:

Replace the sock with a magician's handkerchiefs.
 
2009-09-04 03:43:53 PM  
Socks?

Paging Sarcastica75!
 
2009-09-04 03:43:56 PM  
wait = weight where I'm from
 
2009-09-04 03:44:00 PM  
An Air Force gal I used to work with when I was in the Navy (I know, it already sounds stupid) had a Gordon Setter that used to eat hand towels, kitchen towels, wash cloths, socks and underwear.

One day she came in to work and told us how her dog had eaten a her very expensive Victoria Secret panties and then puked them back up the next day.

She was so happy when they came back out that she washed them and kept on wearing them.
 
2009-09-04 03:44:48 PM  
Qwigs: You can hardly blame the dog.

Those pair of ...socks make me want to take bongo drum lessons.

Or something.
 
2009-09-04 03:45:02 PM  
illusi0n: Dumb lab?

I have owned a couple and they always seemed smarter than most other dogs. They learned tricks and obedience well. They make good hunting dogs. Mine could open gates, climb fences, open screen doors and stuff like that. He could also roam 15 miles through the country to his biatch's house and find his way back. A few times we had to go pick him up from her place, but he usually made it back on his own. It was all good until he started hanging out with that stupid farking German Shepard that liked playing in the road.


Thats so odd.

I'm not saying labs can not be trained they are quite loyal. They just don't seem to have to much going on in their head. My German Shepard would always seem like he understood what was going on and was much harder to trick. He would often be quite vindictive if scorned learning just the right thing to do to push my buttons.

My lab on the other hand never seemed to have a thought in her head would just hang around and want to be near you.
 
2009-09-04 03:45:13 PM  
i can vouch for this as i have a lab/pit mix who regularly falls off the porch, even though the dimensions of said porch do not change.

when they get a bit older they seem to wise up.
 
2009-09-04 03:46:48 PM  
c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com

say hello to my little friend!


/actually he's huge and weighs about 90 lbs
 
2009-09-04 03:46:56 PM  
my dog (in profile) loves to try to bite socks, but mostly only as you're putting them on. he doesn't try to eat them though, thankfully. he's mostly moved on from eating things...which is great...because the vet bill for the time he ate a half bottle of advil was reeeeallly high.

/i think that's when he learned his lesson
 
2009-09-04 03:47:06 PM  
jehovahs witness protection: averagejoe42: Labs are great dogs.

Loyal? Check.
Friendly? Check.
Playful? Check.

/Dumb as a farking rock? Check.

Pic of my 130 to 140 pound lab in my profile.
He's dumb as hell but he's awesome.


Pure lab? it looks like it has some pitbull in the face
 
2009-09-04 03:48:58 PM  
meg12279: i can vouch for this as i have a lab/pit mix who regularly falls off the porch, even though the dimensions of said porch do not change.

This made me giggle.
 
2009-09-04 03:49:29 PM  
I used to know a guy who bred irish setters as a side business.

His stud liked to eat rocks when he was a puppy. Had to have a rock surgically removed from his stomach twice in as many weeks - and he narrowly avoided the stupid dog eating a third rock.

Not pebbles, rocks the dog could barely get his jaws around.

Went on to win multiple Best In Show awards.

He called the dog "Stoner".
 
2009-09-04 03:50:05 PM  
i157.photobucket.com
Fortunately, Charlie just cares about sticks.

Labs:
Heart of gold
Stomach of steel
Head of stone


/the man in the black pajamas
 
2009-09-04 03:50:49 PM  
I am willing to bet after reading that story some Farker somewhere with a Lab is at this very moment putting a sock on their junk right now....
 
2009-09-04 03:50:54 PM  
My lab figured out how to pop the planks off a privacy fence (planks are now screwed in). Resulted in $1500 in surgery after he ran into a busy highway. His leg now beeps when you hold a metal detector up to it
 
2009-09-04 03:51:20 PM  
Nogale: meg12279: i can vouch for this as i have a lab/pit mix who regularly falls off the porch, even though the dimensions of said porch do not change.

This made me giggle.


it really is kind of funny. she'll just be running along and then get distracted and THUNK.

it's not a very high porch, though, so she doesn't get hurt.
 
2009-09-04 03:51:33 PM  
These guys have a thing for paper towels, not socks...
www.dorothynelson.com
 
2009-09-04 03:51:44 PM  
Asa Phelps:
I used to know a guy who bred irish setters as a side business.

His stud liked to eat rocks when he was a puppy. Had to have a rock surgically removed from his stomach twice in as many weeks - and he narrowly avoided the stupid dog eating a third rock.

Not pebbles, rocks the dog could barely get his jaws around.

Went on to win multiple Best In Show awards.

He called the dog "Stoner".


I like a dog that gravels in my presence.
 
2009-09-04 03:52:18 PM  
Xerxes99: I am willing to bet after reading that story some Farker somewhere with a Lab is at this very moment putting a sock on their junk right now....

Why would some farker want his dog to chew up his penis?
 
2009-09-04 03:52:58 PM  
i609.photobucket.com

Our lab/dane/rocks in the noggin Olive.
 
2009-09-04 03:53:27 PM  
cosmiquemuffin: These guys have a thing for paper towels, not socks...

They look massive. How much do they weigh?
 
2009-09-04 03:53:36 PM  
I was thinking about going off on a cat-owner rant about how dumb dogs can be for eating retarded stuff and how cats are so much smarter, but then I remembered my cat eats rubber bands like they're candy, and my mom's cat eats dental floss. So I guess dogs don't have a corner on the market.
 
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