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    Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    This made me laugh very hard.

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    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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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    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?
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    It's a good thing they didn't have Elvis's slippers.
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland
    It's a good thing they didn't have Elvis's slippers.
    wooo. I read strippers there.
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    Yeah.

    Like someone would loan out Elvis's strippers.

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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    “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.
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    “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?
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    Hillarious, I was going to post this story myself, but you beat me to it.
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    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.
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    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.
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    Well, now they can display them as "Elvis's teddy bears horribly maimed by a mean ole dog"

    $$$$
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    Re: Elvis' Teddy Bear Chewed Up By Dog

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
    ...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.
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