Panty-pilfering pooch gets thong removed from stomach

Kaye Banks' dog, Brian, underwent surgery to have a pair of panties removed from his stomach, but the ordeal has not curbed the canine's hunger for unmentionables.
By Ben Hooper  |  Sept. 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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ROTHERHAM, England, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A British dog who had a pair of panties surgically removed from his stomach failed to learn his lesson and is still snacking on thongs, his owner said.

Kaye Banks of Rotherham, England, said Brian, a 4-year-old Samoyed, is notorious in her home for stealing her underwear and those of her daughter, Charlotte, and he is especially fond of black and bright pink thongs made of silk and lace.

Banks said Brian was previously able to pass underwear on his own without incident, but he recently underwent a two-hour emergency operation at Abbey Vets in Barnsley when a pair of pilfered panties clogged his intestines.

Banks said Brian returned from his four-day stay at the veterinary hospital and almost immediately consumed another thong.

Veterinarians were able to make Brian regurgitate the most recent pair of unmentionables without surgery, Banks said.

"We just couldn't believe that after an operation and four days at the vets he comes home and does it again. From now on all underwear is put straight into the washing machine. He's a lovely dog but he's into everything," Banks told the Belfast Telegraph.

Veterinarian Tony Duffy of Abbey Vets said Brian is a remarkable canine.

"It never fails to amaze me what dogs will swallow, but swallowing three thongs in such a short space of time must beat them all," Duffy said.

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