DOG WITH A BONE

A puppy bit off more than he could chew when he stole a six inch Chinese spare rib from his owner and swallowed it WHOLE, Cheeky Staffordshire bull terrier Rossi had his life SPARED when he underwent a life-saving operation to remove the bone from his stomach after swiping part of the takeaway meal.Owner Steven Hawthorn, 44, said the pooch snatched the rib and downed it in one after he and his family had sat down to a meal on January 5.His wife Donna, 35, and sons Lewis, 13 and Samuel, 11, watched on in amazement as the 15-week-old dog jumped up to snatch the pork rib and devoured it in seconds.An x-ray revealed the large bone was scratching his stomach lining, which was starting to bleed and the pet was prepared for surgery

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