Dog brings home hand grenade from World War II

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    by Darren on April 16, 2009

    Most dog owners have found that their beloved dogs have brought home things they’d rather they didn’t. Usually these extend to dirty looking bones, the occasional pigeon and in rare cases, a squirrel (if your dog is fast enough to catch one).
    A family in Inverness-shire found that their dog brought home something a little more unexpected, and unwanted. The collie puppy brought a WWII hand grenade home, and dangled it from her mouth, holding it by the pin.
    The dangerous dog’s owner, Mylene MacDonald, stated:

    Only rust and mud were keeping the pin in place.
    Had it worked loose hanging from Rox’s mouth, she and my two wee boys could have been blown to bits.

    The police waited in the family’s garden all night, ensuring no one came near, as they awaiting the arrival of the bomb disposal unit. The area the family live in, Roy Bridge in Inverness-shire, was previously used a training site for commandos.
    When Mylene MacDonald saw the dog with the grenade she didn’t think anything of it at first.

    Lewis waved it at me through the kitchen window. I didn’t pay much attention, I just shouted for Lewis to take it next door to show his grandpa.

    Luckily the grandfather, 81 year old Dan MacDonald, recognised the grenade for what it was and phoned the police.
    Dan stated:

    Trust Rox to have found it. She is a formidable non-stop digger of holes.

    What strange things has your dog brought home recently?
     
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    :lol: What a dog!
     
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    They were very fortunate.
     
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    Ya' know, my dog is so useless when it comes to retrieving, that if she brought home a hand grenage, it would be the first thing she ever brought home.

    Good at barking at the neighbors, wonderful from cleaning up things I've dropped. After that, nuttin'.
     
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    Is your dog a liberal?
     
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    Can't be. He said she cleans up after him.
     
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    The dog is getting a free hand out.
     
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    She is now. She was a Republican but on Tuesday she switched parties. She did a photo op with Spector. He was smiling, she was pooping. Probable a metaphor for her political views.
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    The dog who bit the hand that fed her!!
     
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    I can't believe they were drafting dogs!

    Was it court-martialled? Maybe it had a tough tour and just wanted a memento...
     
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    Pretty scary story, I had better watch what my dog has in his mouth.

    I think where we live, there isn't many old hand grenades around, hopefully.
     
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    Ok, that was funny as hell.
     
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