I just found this hysterical

  1. Over at PurseBlog, we started a new series called Closet Confessionals in which we examine how readers and TPFers afford their bag addictions. Read about it in this intro article and submit your own confessional here. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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  1. Hey, lets turn a big ol' security dog loose on a bunch of potential dog toys! Sounds like a great idea to me!

    Hound dog mauls Elvis's teddy bear

    Thu Aug 3, 8:04 AM ET

    Barney the guard dog went berserk at a teddy bear exhibition in England and ripped the stuffing out of Elvis Presley's beloved bear Mabel, exhibitors said on Thursday.
    Wookey Hole Caves, a popular holiday destination in Somerset, southern England, was drawing children with its display of 1,000 precious teddy bears, including Mabel, beloved bear of the King of Rock and Roll.
    But, said General Manager Daniel Medley, it all went horribly wrong.
    The collection was so valuable that the insurance company insisted the exhibitors guard it with dogs. Barney, a sleek and handsome Dobermann, was dutifully dispatched.
    "The security guard was doing his normal patrols at the site. He let the dog in, and the dog went on a rampage," Medley told Reuters.
    "He started with Mabel, took a very large chunk out of Mabel almost severing her head, and then went mad. It took about 20 minutes to bring him out."
    Dozens of other bears were shredded too.
    Mabel is the property of Sir Benjamin Slade, a local aristocrat, who says he paid 40,000 pounds ($75,000) at auction for the bear.
    Sir Benjamin is "hopping mad," confessed Medley.
    As for Barney, "he's going to be retired to a farm where he can chase chickens," Medley said. "We've told the security company we don't want anything nasty to happen to Barney, but we don't want him back."

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  2. And they say there is no good news!
  3. That is hilarious! I especially like this part:
    "He started with Mabel, took a very large chunk out of Mabel almost severing her head, and then went mad. It took about 20 minutes to bring him out."
  4. I'm guessing Mabel smelled alot like peanut butter.
  5. You make me laugh out loud, seriously!
  6. I'm a little nervous about the whole "sending the dog to a farm" bit. Isn't that what people say to children when they have the dog put down? That he's been sent to a farm where he can chase chickens?

  7. NOOOOOOO! I certainly hope not. We'll have to start a Save Barney campaign.
  8. A $75K teddy bear??? And they say we're superficial for liking purses? :lol:
  9. yeah, and our purses don't have dog slobber all over them either!
  10. Poor teddies, so helpless !
  11. yes it was a blood....er...a..."cotton bath'"!
  12. IMO, Sir Benjamin Slade may need to have his head examined for paying 40,000 pounds for a teddy bear.
  13. Oooooh! Ouch to the owner of the bear and to the bear itself!
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