Dog Tries to Fetch Wrong Stick
Tragedy struck the community of Williams Grove, VA yesterday when Wilbur, a border collie puppy, accidentally tried to retrieve the wrong stick during a game of fetch.
“We usually play fetch in the park every Sunday,” explained James Corrente. “Everything was going fine, but then I guess I got too playful. I pretended to throw the stick, but really held it behind my back.”
According to eyewitness reports, Wilbur was confused at first and at spent a few moments trying to find the stick. He whirled around a couple of times and then dashed off in the direction he thought it had been thrown.
What he tried to retrieve, however, turned out to be the stick they had been playing with, but an entire tree. By the time he realized his mistake, it was too late, and he was already clamped on.
The dog, who is at home resting his jaw, is expected to make a full recovery.