Woman Doesn't Know Whether To 'Laugh Or Cry' After Puppy Ate Her Savings
A mum-of-three didn't know whether to laugh or cry when her mischievous puppy ate her savings.
Arriving home from work to hear her boyfriend Allan Kinrade deliver the news that her 10-month-old miniature poodle Peggy had devoured the pot of money on her bedside, Jocelyn Horne thought he was playing a prank on her.
But after discovering the money to be gone, and a solitary £20 lying on the floor, the 35-year-old feared it may be true.
Jocelyn's worries were confirmed the next morning when the remainder of the cash was discovered in a pile of the pooch's sick on her kitchen floor.
While the beautician was gutted about losing £100 of her rainy day savings, her 41-year-old boyfriend Allan and three children Isla Horne, 7, Lola Parish, 11 and Rhys Parish, 15, have found Peggy's antic hilarious.
The Isle of Man-based mother said: "Peggy wants to chew everything and anything that hits the floor - I'm always picking up after her.
"I keep my bedroom door closed because of her and I came in and could just see a single piece of £20 on my bed.
"I searched high and low, couldn't find anything else and thought there's no way she's eaten £100 - she couldn't have.
"I actually thought it was my boyfriend playing a joke on me as he kept laughing and I was still adamant that I must've misplaced it.
"Normally when she gets hold of something like toilet roll holders or the post, she just shreds it to pieces - she doesn't actually swallow it.
"I don't know why she decided to swallow these £20 notes, and they mustn't have gone down very well.
"I thought I'd wash them to see if I can get the serial numbers because then you can possibly get your money back, but she'd just thrown up parts of each note as if to really take the mickey.
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"There was no hope of getting the serial numbers for the cash - not unless I wanted to go through what came out of her back end - and I won't be doing that."
At the time, it was too early of Jocelyn to see the funny side of losing the small fortune.
"I didn't find it funny at the time - it was £100, I was absolutely gutted," she said.
"I took pictures to send to my boyfriend to show him what had happened.
"Most people just find it hilarious, but know the pain that you're going through because it's a lot of money.
"My children also found it hilarious - they don't know what £100 means.
"I still don't know whether to laugh or cry - I look at her and I think I bloody love you, but you've swallowed £100."
Jocelyn has thankfully eventually learnt to laugh at Peggy's mischief, though vowed to always keep money out of reach from now on!
"That day I couldn't look at her, and she kept looking at me," said Jocelyn.
"She knew that she'd done something wrong and I think she was kind of laughing at me to be honest.
"She's always got a smile on her face, but you can't stay mad at her, I wish I could, but I can't.
"She is such a good dog - everybody comments on what a lovely natured and happy dog she is.
"She's brilliant and so gentle with my children - there's not an ounce of badness in her."
Dogs - you've got to love them!
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