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Dog steals Dad’s dentures, amuses internet

White dog wearing dental teeth
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Canine dental hygiene is a serious business. But for one Shih Tzu-Chihuahua-Poodle crossbreed, the prospect of dog dentures was cause for levity

By G. John Cole Published on 15 Sep 2018

Maggie the shichi/shihpoo/shoodle stole a set of dentures belonging to the father of her owner, and they happened to fit quite nicely. The theft roused Dad from his nap, and the quick thinking New Yorker acted quickly – but rather than rescue his teeth, he reached for his camera and took a handful of terrifying snaps.

Dentures for dogs

“A few months ago my dog, Maggie, stole my dads dentures while he was napping (his gums had been hurting him so he took them out mid-afternoon) and he found her like this,” says Maggie's owner to People

Twitter user @eUniFIEd (aka Eunice), has had Maggie for just over a year. Eunice’s father, who woke to find Maggie grinning at him in the most terrible, terrible way, texted the photos to Eunice at work. "I was in tears,” Eunice told Buzzfeed, “laughing and showing all of my coworkers. At the time, I wasn’t very active on Twitter and never even thought to tweet it until recently.” The tweet has now received more than 51,000 likes and 21,000 retweets, with Maggie’s personal Instagram account amassing over 700 followers. Eunice, by contrast, has fewer than 200 followers on Twitter.

Eunice’s father now has the odd feeling of having had his dentures laughed at by tens of thousands of people. But he’s enjoying the limelight – and, although Maggie didn’t damage his teeth, he has a new set of dentures on the way. Dentures for dogs can cost thousands of dollars. While giving them second hand human dentures may seem a cheap alternative, they should only be used to give your dog a quick giggle.