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  • Feb 5th 2014 at 3:46PM
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When is Man's Best Friend not really Man's Best Friend? As a Somerset, England man found out, it's when she's taking a few bites out of your $130,000 Aston Martin. Royston Grimstead left his home one morning, only to return to find the wheel arch of his British convertible chewed to bits, courtesy of one of his dogs.

Luce, the four-year-old Border Collie/Spaniel mix guilty of the damage, may have had motive, according to Grimstead. According to the 42-year-old man, he was already trying to find a new home for the adorable dog, claiming it didn't get along with his other canines. "She must have overheard me because she's normally friendly and never really chewed on anything before," Grimstead said.

Luce has found a new home, and according to the Bridgwater Mercury, Grimstead's insurance will cover the damage. Hopefully, Grimstead has now learned a valuable lesson from all of this: Always take the Aston Martin to work.


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      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd start looking for the ex-wife carrying a jar of bacon fat....
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      The dog was trying to protect the owner from the counterfeit Chinese accelerator pedal.
      Mario Chávez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe it was a bacon-flavored Aston Martin?
      Nancy M. Reis
      • 1 Year Ago
      When you own that breed of dog, you have to keep it extremely busy. Obviously it was bored! Glad she found a new home!
      Rob8
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too much cheap fiberglass...
      Don Wesley
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bored Dog! Take him for walk once in a while!
      Tom63010
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it was a Bigfoot not a dog, that damage looks pretty Squatchy!
      humnoy90
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would have that dog for lunch n dinner !!!!!👨
      pete
      • 1 Year Ago
      It doesn't appear as if the guy went ballistic. He already said he was looking for a new home for the dog because it didn't get along with his others. That seems reasonable and the best solution for all. Pets are not one size fits all and at least he was searching out a good alternative; many would have dropped the dog off in a shopping center somewhere.
      distraction
      • 1 Year Ago
      All he wanted was to go for a ride ! A dog becomes part of your life as I found out after he ate the hash out of my leather jacket pocket that he would fetch when he needed to go for a walk. Smart dog and very loyal though.
      Gene G
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seen this before in my 50 years in the body repair business , seen both dogs and wolfs do this kind of damage to fenders and hood and grill areas several times and its comes when the are after a cat or some kind of smaller animal that tries to hind when and from attacks . Seen metal fender taken completely of on newer cars where the metal it thin and light weight. So if it happen to you remember there was a reason
      Edgar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Border collies (pure or mix) are not dogs to be kept bored. They are among the smartest dogs and they were bred to herd animals. The dog needs attention, tasks, training, playtime. He likely provided none of it, the dog got bored, suffered from anxiety, and ended up chewing the car. I bet he saw a trained border collie doing tricks and thought that was great, but then never invested any time to his dog. The best thing he did was to likely give it to a loving family. Lesson learned, don't get a border collie if you think the dog will just stay at home lying around doing nothing.
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