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Dom Heffner
08-02-2006, 04:26 PM
This made me laugh very hard.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14153449/

LONDON - A guard dog has ripped apart a collection of rare teddy bears, including one once owned by Elvis Presley, during a rampage at a children’s museum.

“He just went berserk,” said Daniel Medley, general manager of the Wookey Hole Caves near Wells, England, where hundreds of bears were chewed up Tuesday night by the 6-year-old Doberman pinscher named Barney.

Barney ripped the head off a brown stuffed bear once owned by the young Presley during the attack, leaving fluffy stuffing and bits of bears’ limbs and heads on the museum floor. The bear, named Mabel, was made in 1909 by the German manufacturer Steiff.

The collection, valued at more than $900,000, included a red bear made by Farnell in 1910 and a Bobby Bruin made by Merrythought in 1936.

The bear with Elvis connections was owned by English aristocrat Benjamin Slade, who bought it at an Elvis memorabilia auction in Memphis, Tenn., and had loaned it to the museum.

“I’ve spoken to the bear’s owner and he is not very pleased at all,” Medley said.

A security guard at the museum, Greg West, said he spent several minutes chasing Barney before wrestling the dog to the ground.

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RedFanAlways1966
08-02-2006, 04:37 PM
Barney ripped the head off a brown stuffed bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear... Fuzzy Wuzzy had no head.


6-year-old Doberman pinscher named Barney

Perhaps they should hire a purple dinosaur to take the doberman's job?

Redsland
08-02-2006, 04:51 PM
It's a good thing they didn't have Elvis's slippers.

ochre
08-02-2006, 08:12 PM
It's a good thing they didn't have Elvis's slippers.
wooo. I read strippers there.

Redsland
08-02-2006, 08:21 PM
Yeah.

Like someone would loan out Elvis's strippers.

:)

Dom Heffner
08-02-2006, 09:56 PM
“I’ve spoken to the bear’s owner and he is not very pleased at all,” Medley said.

And in other news, the earth is round, people are corrupt, and Ed Asner has no hair.

I read that story and thought that, in hindsight, that must have seen like the most stupid idea ever: Have a dog guard a bunch of valuable stuffed animals.

My pets claim any stuffed animal the moment it is introduced. I...just...can't imagine what these people were thinking.

This story will have to make Keith Olbermann tonight.

cumberlandreds
08-03-2006, 08:32 AM
“I’ve spoken to the bear’s owner and he is not very pleased at all,” Medley said.

I wonder if that owner was Elvis himself? :)

REDREAD
08-03-2006, 10:42 AM
Hillarious, I was going to post this story myself, but you beat me to it.

KronoRed
08-03-2006, 02:53 PM
It's a teddy bear...not anything important

Also, Elvis was just a guy, not royalty or a God.

If anyone tries to hurt this dog they should be thrown in jail.

That is all.

Dom Heffner
08-03-2006, 06:43 PM
Also, Elvis was just a guy, not royalty or a God.

I think the God they are worried about is money, not Elvis. :)

It may not be God, but it certainly rules the current world we live in, unfortunately.

KronoRed
08-03-2006, 06:51 PM
Well, now they can display them as "Elvis's teddy bears horribly maimed by a mean ole dog"

$$$$ ;)

Redsland
08-03-2006, 06:59 PM
...where hundreds of bears were chewed up Tuesday night by the 6-year-old Doberman pinscher named Barney.
Doberman pinscher?

He ain't nothing but a hound dog.