I don’t know if anyone else out there watches A Christmas Story, but if you do you’ll know the scene when Flick’s tongue gets stuck to the flagpole. The fire department comes and pours hot water on it to get it unstuck. When I read the following story that was the first thing that came to mind.
A dog in Sheboygan, WI was left outside overnight where it froze to the sidewalk. Luckily, the dog was a little on the heavy side and this protected him from freezing to death.
The Sheboygan County Humane Society says the “morbidly obese” dog, an aging border collie mix named Jiffy, froze to the sidewalk when he was left out overnight Wednesday. Shelter manager Carey Payne says few dogs could survive the single-digit temperatures, and it was probably the fat that made the difference.
Jiffy’s 59-year-old owner was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of animal neglect, Sheboygan Police Lt. Tim Eirich said. She told police she tried to get the dog inside but couldn’t, and instead checked on him every few hours.
I’m thinking Jiffy needs a new home, and an exercise regimen.
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