Stuck In A Who Who
June 2 | 5 Comments
Have you ever gotten so excited over something that you forgot everything else around you? You know, like when you hear the word treat…all else ceases to exist except the placement of the cookie jar and the hand that dips into it. Well here’s a story about a little terrier that was focused on a mouse and the subsequent fallout from his inability to multi-task.
Hector the dog was left howling in frustration after he took an unfortunate turn during a mouse hunt.
The Norfolk terrier got his head wedged in an owl-shaped earthenware pot after chasing the creature into it.
Owner Molly Mapes couldn’t pull off the heavy ornament and had to call firefighters to rescue her pet.
They used hydraulic equipment – normally used to cut casualties from cars – to free her five-year-old pet, who was not hurt in his escapade.
The only casualty here was Hector’s reputation.
‘My grandson heard a noise in the garden and found Hector with the pot on his head,’ said Mrs Mapes, 65.’Hector was rushing around the garden, bumping into things. I don’t know whether he thought the mouse had gone in the pot but he went in after it. He is quite a chunky lad and got stuck.’
The terrier could breathe because the ornament had holes in it and the firefighters used a screwdriver to enlarge them.
‘Hector made some strange noises while we were cutting the pot off but as soon as he was free he seemed really happy and not in any distress at all,’ added Mrs Mapes, of Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex.
Strange noises that could be translated into, “Hey, my head is stuck in an owl. Get it off of me!” followed by, “How am I ever going to live this down at the dog park?”
Stephen Glover, the firefighter in charge, said: ‘It is one of the strangest sights I have ever seen – a little dog with a huge owl-shaped pot stuck over his head.’
But the sight was no stranger than seeing Lindsey Lohan saying no to a drink.