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Meg the Toothless

今週のテーマ: ちょっと笑える、人間と動物のふれあいストーリー

2020年10月23日

A “HEDONIST” is someone who believes that the purpose of life is to have FUN and so they are always trying to have as much pleasure as they can at any moment...and if you look up the word “HEDONIST” (say = HE-de-nist) in the dictionary, you should find a picture of this dog.


Her name is “Meg”, she is a 5 year old Staffordshire terrier or “Staffie” and the only thing she cares about is having fun, so much so that she sometimes hurts herself in the process…


One day at a friend’s barbeque we were playing a game similar to “ローンボウル” (lawn bowls), which uses heavy, metal balls. As my friend played their turn (rolling the ball forward on the grass), Meg suddenly jumped forward before we could stop her and tried to catch the ball with her mouth!!!


Of course, this was a very bad situation because the ball was very heavy and hard and she instantly broke 2 of her front teeth...so we had to rush her to the vet (my poor baby)!


Unfortunately the 2 teeth that broke were, as we say, “permanent teeth”...which sadly meant that she permanently lost them...never to grow back again.


If you look closely at the picture you will see that she has a big GAP between her 2 front teeth...you can’t imagine how much worse her snoring is now as a result! LOL :)


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