DEX­TER’S own­ers pre­fer it if he stays away from ‘dec­o­rat­ing’.

People (South Africa) - - Animal News -

ADESTRUCTIVE dog was caught red­pawed af­ter trash­ing his owner’s sofa – and mak­ing a cosy bed out of the stuff­ing strewn across the con­ser­va­tory. Naughty pooch Dex­ter has caused £700 (about R13 000) worth of dam­age – forc­ing own­ers Me­lanie Ec­cle­ston, 30, and Will Sell­ers, 28, to take their sofa to the tip – af­ter maul­ing it and ‘dec­o­rat­ing’ the room with white stuff­ing. The lurcher-cross was left on his own for just two hours, and was peace­fully sleep­ing in the stuff­ing when Me­lanie re­turned to the car­nage. When wo­ken, one-year-old Dex­ter was far from shame­faced – bound­ing over to mom-of-three Me­lanie ‘as if proud of what he’d done’. “He’s just crazy,” says Me­lanie. “I looked through the door and thought ‘what on earth is that?’ He was asleep on the mess. I banged on the win­dow and made him jump. He looked at me with his ears pok­ing up. I opened the door and he came bound­ing over like he’d not done any­thing wrong – the lit­tle mon­key!”

One-year-old Dex­ter Own­ers Me­lan and Will

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