Colorado woman stabbed by her knife-loving dog

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Sept. 23, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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HUDSON, Colo., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Colorado woman hospitalized with a cut on her arm told authorities she was accidentally stabbed -- by her dog.

Celinda Haynes of Hudson was rushed to Platte Valley Medical Center on Wednesday with a four-inch-long gash in her arm. Suspicious hospital workers contacted authorities when Haynes told them she was stabbed by her dog, Mia.

"She's lovable," Haynes told KDVR-TV. "She'll kill you with kindness."

Haynes said the incident began when Mia grabbed a freshly sharpened paring knife in her mouth with the blade pointed outward and down.

Haynes said she attempted to use treats to entice Mia to drop the knife, but the canine decided to bring her "new toy" along for the ride.

"When [Mia] went over to eat the treat, she ran the knife across my arm and cut a big old gash about four inches long," Haynes said.

Deputy Zach Johnson of Hudson's Marshal Service said he was stumped when the call came in from the dispatcher.

"When dispatch said that there was a person who was stabbed by a dog, I had to make sure I heard that correctly," Johnson said. "Of course, my initial thought was, 'What's really going on here?'"

Johnson said deputies investigated the suspected domestic violence, but settled on Mia as their sole suspect in the case.

"Obviously, we're not charging Mia with anything because she's a dog," Johnson said.

Haynes said her arm is healing while she tries to figure out a way to deal with Mia's fascination with knives.

"[Mia] even pulls them out of the knife block," Haynes said. "Anything for me to chase her, she'll do it."

Haynes may have gotten off lucky with a stab wound: Curious canines have been known to crash vehicles and even accidentally shoot their owners with guns.

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