Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Dog chews £80,000 Aston Martin

An Aston Martin owner from from Somerset, is having a bit of a ruff time at the moment as his border collie spaniel cross Luce has just chewed through the fibreglass wheelarch of his prized Aston Martin DB9 Volante.
Builder Royston Grimstead, 42, revealed that he had already considered re-homing the wayward pooch - which had previously caused friction with his other dog – and the damage to his beloved British sports car was the last straw.

Mr Grimstead said "'I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers – but it was the fibreglass from the car."

"She knew she had done wrong because she had this guilty look on her face."

Luckily, insurance for the 15-month-old DB9 Volante will cover the £3,000 repair fee but things aren't looking so rosy for little Luce  "She avoided me after she did it and she was gone the next day," Mr Grimstead said

"I didn't tell the new owners what she had done - I expect when they hear I'll find Luce back on my doorstep."

A dog behaviour expert said that this was an unusual case as Luce hadn't chewed anything before but suspected the border collie spaniel cross had issues with being left alone.

Dog behaviour expert Helen Stone said "If she's normally fine to be left alone it seems like something will have happened to her, some stress or something, when he was out.

"We always say it is important that owners give their dogs something that they are happy to chew on when on their own and things to do to keep them busy when their owners are out."

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