Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

LuLu the Pacifier-Eating Bulldog Wins Hambone Award

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:27 PM

The Hambone Award
  • The Hambone Award
An English bulldog from the St. Louis 'burb of Warson Woods has won Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.'s Hambone Award 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.
 

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation