Dog chews hole through wheel arch of owner’s treasured £80,000 Aston Martin
According to http://www.mirror.co.uk
A car buff came home to find his prized motor looking a like a dog’s dinner after his pet pooch chewed through the £80,000 Aston Martin.
Luce, a four-year-old border collie spaniel cross, waited until builder Royston Grimstead had left for work before she started chomping her way through the DB9 Volante’s wheel arch, doing £3,000 worth of damage.
Devastated Royston, of Chedzoy, near Bridgwater, Somerset, told the Bridgwater Mercury: “When I got back in the evening she’d had a right go at it.”
Royston, 42, has a theory as to why Luce decided to turn against him.
He said: “I advertised to try to rehome her because she does not get on with my other dog.
“She must have overheard me because she’s normally friendly and never really chewed on anything before.
“‘I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers – but it was the fibreglass from the car.”
Dog behaviour expert Helen Stone told MailOnline that she was surprised to see the damage done to the Aston Martin.
Helen, who works as a canine welfare trainer at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, said: “It’s quite an extensive amount of damage. I think, however, it looks a lot worse because it is the wheel arch of a car.
“A lot of the time, dogs that have issues being left alone will chew door frames and cabinets and things like that – I think we have seen a lot worse damage when people have brought dogs into us, but not a car like that.”
Luce has now found a new owner and Royston’s car is insured against the damage.