Thursday, 5 August 2010

Dog practices medicine without a license.

It's not quite as splashy as the headline-grabbing "Dog eats God" from Bene Diction Blogs On, but this caught my attention.
Jerry Douthett, the diabetic man whose terrier, Kiko, chewed off his infected toe while he lay in a drunken stupor, told the Grand Rapids Press that Kiko often sniffed his foot. [...]

His toe was infected to the bone, and surgeons amputated what was left of the digit.

Douthett credits his dog with saving his life.

That's a pic of Kiko without the "blood moustache" (Douthett's words). The variety of ways that various online news-disseminating (not so much news-gathering any more) headlined this event is interesting.


k'in said...

Ha! Not just a terrier, but a Jack Russell terrier. Is there nothing one of those dogs wont eat?

Some day, some smart person will figure out how to harness the perpetual energy that JRTs possess.

BTW, loved "Dog Eats God"...'twas a big hit with the Anglicans in the family!

deBeauxOs said...

Mmm. Toe jam.

That's probably what the JRT was thinking.

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