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Dogs eat anything. Okay, maybe not anything, but we do know of one dog that ate 21 pacifiers and that should serve as a warning for pet owners everywhere. SEE ALSO: You can now have matching PJs with your dog A 4-year-old Shar-Pei named Dovey underwent surgery last week after his owners were concerned about how much weight he had lost over a short amount of time and brought him to see his long-time vet, KFOR-TV reported. Hs family, based in Oklahoma, also had noticed Dovey stealing one pacifier from a countertop and separately throwing one up. An X-ray revealed the pacifiers were in Dovey's stomach: Edmond veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's stomach https://t.co/6Z5lZKwfir pic.twitter.com/S6aQqWnx58 — KFOR (@kfor) December 8, 2017 But Dr. Chris Rispoli said he didn't expect there to be that many in there until he started the surgery. “In 20 years, this is the craziest surgery I’ve ever done,” Rispoli told KFOR-TV. “They were pretty stunned because we thought there were seven to nine in there, and I pulled out 21.” Rispoli shared the tale and images of the surgery in a post on Gentle Care Animal Hospital's Facebook Page. Beware: Some of those photos are not for the faint of heart. He ended with a short warning relevant to all dog owners: "Dog’s will eat anything, anytime and at any age so always be watching." Dovey is OK, KRON-TV reported. VIDEO: Dog OK after swallowing 21 pacifiers. https://t.co/PQdau4OFAb pic.twitter.com/T9u0uHWPKz — KRON4 News (@kron4news) December 9, 2017 WATCH: Is this the most dog-friendly car ever?
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One young girl bravely defended herself against the gentle forces of cute from seven furry puppies and their tiny wet kisses. But sadly, in the end, she lost the adorable battle. Proud mom Emily Rook shared an adorable photo of her 8-year-old daughter Sofia, cuddling with a band of precious pups at their local animal shelter. SEE ALSO: Rescue dog uses his smile to help find a forever home Rook, an animal care technician, told Mashable that the picture was taken at the Humane Society of Washington County in Maryland. “The shelter was founded in 1921 and continues to care for a wide variety of domestic animals to this day,” CEO Kim Intino told Mashable . “Ms. Rook, upon supervisor permission, brought Sofia to help out during a bring your daughter to work day.” According to Rook, little Sofia accompanied her to work at the shelter to help feed and offer company to the animals before they were adopted. "This is not typical since the official age to volunteer is 12," Rook told Mashable . "Sofia helps me with the fosters we take in." Image: emily rook Image: emily rookRook and Sofia have been fostering four-legged friends for more than four years and currently host 10 foster animals, many of which have come from neglectful and abusive homes or shelters. Image: emily rookSofia's love for animals prompted her to take on different roles in caring for her furry friends, including feeding kittens and playing with animals in need of socialization and rehabilitation. "She is truly an animal whisperer and connects with them in a way that still amazes me," said Rook. According to Rook, Sofia's plans for the future have animal care written all over it. "Sofia wants to always foster animals that need help and would like to work in the shelter environment when she gets older after getting a veterinarian degree," Rook said. We certainly have no doubt this little hero will do great things. Image: emily rook WATCH: Cesar Millan’s advice for working doggy parents
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There are two types of "lost pet" stories: The happy ones, where good Samaritans lend a helping hand and everything works out in the end, and the unhappy ones, which we don't talk about . Well. Here we are, talking. I'll let Portia Scovern, the non-canine hero of this story, explain (via her Facebook post): A subsequent update on Ms. Scovern's post confirms that the owner was located within a day. The little pup — whose name is Cheyenne — had been missing for just over two weeks, but her human caught wind of the Facebook post and stepped up to recover his furry friend. In comments on Ms. Scovern's Facebook post, owner Michael Captain expressed confusion over the idea that Cheyenne could have fallen down the abandoned mine shaft. As it turns out, she's an extreme hiking dog! "That dog's been in mines and caves all over the country," Captain wrote. "Climbed 14ers [and] 13ers, been thru the desert. Seriously doubt she just fell into a mine shaft." The comment about "14ers and 13ers" is apparently a reference to mountain climbing terms, and specifically a peak's highest point. So a "14er," for example, has an elevation of more than 14,000 feet. In short: Cheyenne has probably logged more climbing time than most of you. But that's not all. In a follow-up comment, Captain explained how Cheyenne operates when they're out hiking together. He also shared a little of his own experience of trying to find her. "She's trained to call. If she hears vehicles or people she will bark letting you know stuff is around," he wrote. "I stayed out there on the mountain for 3 days listening for her and calling. She was my long range dog radar. Dogs are sensors!" Good dog. And good people all around. Credit: Facebook/Portia Scovern via Storyful