Wednesday, November 4, 2009
LuLu the Pacifier-Eating Bulldog Wins Hambone Award
By Chad Garrison
on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:27 PM
for the most bizarre pet injury of the year.
As reported here in Daily RFT
, the bulldog named LuLu went to the veterinarian last December where surgeons removed a bottle cap, a piece of basketball and 15 pacifiers from the canine's belly. (See an X-ray of LuLu's belly
For the six months prior to the operation, LuLu's owners -- Jennifer and David Zwart
-- thought their child's pacifiers had simply disappeared under furniture or fallen from the stroller during walks. That is, until she saw LuLu licking a pacifier that later went missing.
LuLu beat out another dozen curious animal injuries
in winning the Hambone Award. As the winner, LuLu and her owners received a bronze trophy in the shape of a ham, a gift basket and an upcoming appearance on the the Rachael Ray Show
, in which Ray will presumably teach the family how best to prepare a scrumptious pacifier dish.
An English bulldog from the St. Louis 'burb of Warson Woods has won Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.'s