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Dog tales

True story from a coworker of Steve's:

This guy and his wife have this big huge dog. It's a rare breed, about the size of a Newfoundland, and gentle and friendly. Also very hungry. So, when the guy came home the other day and glanced into the kitchen and saw the dog chewing on a bone in the shadows, he thought nothing of it and kept on his way--figured his wife had gotten the dog a bone. He came back into the kitchen a while later, flicked on the lights, and found that his dog was happily sitting in the middle of a sea of human bones, strewn across the kitchen floor.

His wife is a medical student, see, and she happens to have a box of bones for study purposes. The dog, it seems, got into them. Funny, undoubtedly; but ghoulish too.

So remember this when you donate your body to science. Your bones may end up in a box in some med student's house, where a dog might scatter them on the kitchen floor and chew upon them. Hey, it's nature; what can you do?

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elycia
Jan. 26th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
Hee. Is the dog perchance a Leonberger, a Great Pyrenees, or a Bernese Mountain Dog? I like big dogs. In case you hadn't noticed. :-)

My friend's Malamute once got a huge thighbone from a deer out of a neighbor's trash and was knawing it in their front yard when my friend came home from school. Freaked HIM out a bit, that...
mollyringle
Jan. 26th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
She totally is a Leonberger! I like big dogs too (grew up with German shepherds), but had never heard of Leonbergers till meeting this one, so I didn't think it would be any use mentioning the breed by name. Except for serious dog-breed aficionados. :)

Dogs are great, but they do have their freaky/gross traits...hehe.
wildecate
Jan. 26th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
That sounds like the beginning of a horror story.....
mollyringle
Jan. 26th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)
I know - I told my husband to warn his coworker: "See, if you guys die, your dog isn't going to warn anyone. She's just going to eat you."
rachel2205
Jan. 26th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
That would make such a great scene in a horror film.
mollyringle
Jan. 26th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
I thought so as well. See above comment, about dog being likely to eat its owners if they die... :)
beckyzoole
Jan. 26th, 2005 06:06 am (UTC)
A few years ago I read several books written by forensics anthropologists about identifying murder victims by their skeletal remains. One of them claimed that several of his most interesting cases were discovered when dogs were let loose to run in the woods, and brought home "interesting" bones.
mollyringle
Jan. 26th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
That does seem to be the case quite often. Isn't that how they found what's-her-name's remains? Gary Condit's intern.
sopdetly
Jan. 26th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
See, as you're describing the dog, I think of Padfoot... o_O
mollyringle
Jan. 26th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
Hee. It does sound like something that might happen at Hogwarts, come to think of it.
impetuousnote
Jan. 26th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Hee...thanks for giving me a good laugh. I wonder if that was karma for the dead person? Hmmm...
mollyringle
Jan. 29th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
I wonder too. What do you have to do in life, to end up getting gnawed on by a large dog in some stranger's kitchen?
jazzypoet
Jan. 28th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness. Yikes!
jazzypoet
Jan. 28th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
PS On a totally unrelated note :-).....

Thanks so much for the mix CD!! I can't wait to listen to it. <3 Will let you know what I think!!! The track listing looks amazing. :-) Thank you again! <3
mollyringle
Jan. 29th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
Glad it got there, and you're welcome! '04 was a great year for music, neh?
jazzypoet
Jan. 29th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs* It truly was! :-)

A new band I've just discovered and have fallen madly in love with: the Stands. Look out for them! ;-)
mollyringle
Feb. 1st, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
Sweet! *adds them to my list* Your recs have served me well so far!
jazzypoet
Feb. 1st, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
Well, yayness! Ditto that, girlie. :-) *hugs*
wandererrob
Jan. 29th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
LOL! Oh my god!!!

If I came home to that I'd quit this dog-sitting thing ON THE SPOT! :D

"Ellie! No! Bad dog!"
mollyringle
Jan. 29th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
Heheh...no kidding. "Bad dog! How many times have I told you? Don't chew on dead people! Go lie down!"
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