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Dog re-homed after it ate part of owner's Aston Martin

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

  • Royston Grimstead with his Aston Martin which was eaten by his dog Luce

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A builder was forced to re-home his dog - after it ate the side of his prized £80,000 Aston Martin.

Royston Grimstead, 42, was distraught when he came home to find border collie spaniel cross Luce had chewed through the fibreglass wheel arch of his luxury motor.

He thinks the four-year-old pooch had heard him talking about potentially finding her a new home - and decided to leave a parting gift he could not forget.

Royston - who kicked her out the following day - said: "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.

"She had chewed out a huge chunk. I just laughed. I mean, what else could I do?

"I'm not a crier and she knew she had done something wrong because she had this guilty look on her face."

Divorced Royston, from Chedzoy, Somerset, got Luce three years ago and she had never snacked on any of his possessions before she chewed on his car last Wednesday.

Luce does not get on with his other dog and he was considering re-homing her before the incident - which was the last straw.

"She avoided me after she did it and she was gone the next day," he said.

"I didn't tell the new owners what she had done - I expect when they hear I'll find Luce back on my doorstep."

Royston, who bought his beloved Aston Martin DB9 Volante 15 months ago, added: "She does not get on with my other dog.

"She must have overheard me talking about re-homing her because she's normally friendly and never really chewed on anything before."

Thankfully Royston's car is insured against the £3,000 damage and is due to be repaired next week.

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  • Jonny38  |  February 05 2014, 1:06PM

    look at the rust on the brake disks,, that car hasn't been driven in a while,, hmmm lol

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  • ndjtom  |  February 05 2014, 11:29AM

    You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals (and also waiting staff in restaurants). What an awful person for thinking of a car over a dog. If that's his attitude, then good for the dog that she is being rehomed, hopefully to someone who loves her and does not treat her like a possession such as a car.

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  • Jonny38  |  February 05 2014, 10:13AM

    a dog is for life, not for 3 years and an astin martin wheel arch ? this really happened ? really ? looks like a scam ? and then to have the storey in the journal ? sorry if this is genuine, but who on earth would buy this storey lol ?

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