You probably know the old saying. Conventional wisdom holds that “curiosity killed the cat.”
It’s basically a warning about being a wee bit too inquisitive. Excessive snooping around can lead to all sorts of unfortunate scrapes.
But maybe it’s time to coin another turn of phrase because one hapless Texas hound recently demonstrated that “curiosity confounds the canine.”
As Scooby-Doo might say, “ruh-roh.” It’s not even clear why the animal opted to explore this unusual area in the first place.
The canine’s worried human pulled up to Fire Station 6 with the unlucky pooch in the back of a pickup. Sure enough, the pet’s noggin was firmly wedged inside an old wheel rim.
Fortunately, the firefighters on duty jumped straight into action.
Pulling on the dog’s head and neck was definitely not an option. It seems the animal had some loose skin around this region, and injury was a concern.
According to the station’s Facebook post, a small saw was used to carefully cut the rim itself. Certainly, this required some patience and courage on the part of the pooch.
After about an hour of painstaking paring away, extra space was created, the poor canine was finally able to pull her head free.
The good news is that she was completely unharmed. A bit shook up, presumably, but in doggone decent shape otherwise.
Grand Prairie Fire Department reports that both the pup and the owner were extremely appreciative.
The firefighters’ new furry friend “thanked them with plenty of doggy kisses,” according to the fire department’s post. And many on social media are singing the station’s praises, too.
“GPFD is awesome,” Michelle Brundrett said. “My dog got hit by a car in 2015, and they moved his body out of the road and stayed there with me until my parents got there.”
Apparently, for the fine folks at Grand Prairie Fire Department, heroism is all in a day’s work.
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