Ever heard of a canine living on clothes? Meet Bailey. Appears weird, but the golden retriever has been eating garments for years.
Bailey's peculiar eating habits were revealed when vets who operated on the dog expecting to find a tumour pulled out enough clothes to fill a washing line -- two golf gloves, two rugby gloves, one mitten, one stocking and nine socks.
"It is amazing that he was not more unwell or sick but was still eating his food. This huge mass in his abdomen was picked up on a routine check-up for his epilepsy.
"Vets obviously do a fair number of foreign object removals but I doubt I will ever see anything like this again in my career. Even for us, from a vet's point of view, it was pretty amazing.
"It was like doing a magic trick. We were just pulling out one sock after another," vet Keith Moore, who led the team who carried out the operation at Hillside Veterinary Centre in Corfe Mullen, Dorset, told 'The Daily Telegraph'.
In fact, it all started when owner Nicola Perrett had taken her pet to the vets for his annual check-up and she was latter called from the surgery to say they thought Bailey had a tumour. Later in the day when she was informed that Bailey had no tumour, but had eaten 17 objects including a towel.
Now Bailey, seven, has made a full recovery.
"We've had Bailey for seven years since he was a puppy and he always go for his annual check. This year he had lost a bit of weight and the vet must have been able to feel a lump. They phoned me to say they thought he had a tumour and I cried all morning at work," she said.