the beagle ate them? what?

Canada
August 30, 2008 6:14pm CST
So, my neighbour, Gary, is one of those people that bad things are always happening to. So he borrows his Mom's car, and takes his Beagle dog with him to the bank machine, in town. Even though his Mom's last words to him, were not to take the Beagle in her car. So he comes back in the car after having done his banking business and NO SEATBELTS!!! The Beagle had chewed clean through EVERY seatbelt in the car! If this had been your car he borrowed, what would you do? How would you react? If you don't want to answer those questions, just say whatever comes to your mind then.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
31 Aug 08
LOL - is this beagle's name Queenie by any chance? Remember when she ate through my upper plate? ROFL If it was my dog I rather think I'd start feeding it cat food and hope that it'd get the message and keep the mouse population down instead of eating the seatbelts! LOL
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
I know, I remember how much you loved that Beagle, too. She was very endearing and cute. But a bit of a brainless tool, too. I guess Beagles are just like that. Follow their nose, chew and eat anything, eh? The dog has done it before, too. Chewed all the seatbelts in his van, so he shoulda known better than to take him in ANY VEHICLE. I wish you could meet him. He is a constant source of amusement, due to his stupidity. But hilarious, too! XXXXXX
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
31 Aug 08
Yeah, I have to agree with you there - beagles are pretty clueless! LOL But they are a hoot if you can keep them at home and not following their noses all the time! ROFL
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• Canada
1 Sep 08
Everybody is telling him to put the dog down, but he really loves the little guy. He is very cute and very friendly, I must admit.
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@Elixiress (3887)
31 Aug 08
No wonder bad things happen to him, if his dog is a fan of chewing everything in site. If it had been my car, one I would have reminded him that I said to not take the dog and secondly for disobeying my wishes he could pay the damage as I am sure I would need my back seatbelts. I think that also covers how I would react, but what I want to know is how did his Mam react?
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
Well, I didn't get to see her reaction, but apparently he didn't even tell her when he brought the car back home. She took it, came here, and then went with us to another friend's place to look at a trailer to buy. She didn't notice until she was driving back to here from there. I was told that she freaked out, was really mad, dropped them off here, and went home to 'give him hell. She was doubly peeved becuase he didn't even confess and tell her. Just let her find out on her own.
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@Elixiress (3887)
31 Aug 08
I hope she did give him hell, what would have happened if she had to pick people up, who had to sit in the back and then she couldn't drive, because she had no seatbelts or drove them, because she didn't know she had no seatbelts and they didn't inform her and she got into a crash and a huge accident happened.
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@Hatley (164229)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Aug 08
hi Annie Oakley I would have been furious as he took the beagle against her wishes so I would make him buy me new seat belts' for my car. she knew what she was talking about and he should 'have listened and obeyed. I would really be angry at him, and wou ld suggest if he listened and obeyed he would have much better luck in his life.
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
Yep, I agree 100%. It is his fault. He knew the beagle was like that and had done it before. Most of his troubles I think are caused this way, as you said.
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@Hatley (164229)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Sep 08
thanks for best response I think I related as myu own adult son is a bit this way to, he needs to listen at times instead of doing all the talking, his old mom knows a thing or two lol
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@4aps777 (1528)
• United States
31 Aug 08
i was kind enough to loan him my car,i would have totally beat his but and made him pay for my seat belts and my bond.
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
Right on, 4aps, right on! He deserves a beating for sure. Oh, yeah, he has to get her new seatbelts all right.
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@4aps777 (1528)
• United States
1 Sep 08
and then i will never trust him againg with anythig.
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@skinnychick (6906)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Oooooh I'd be p1ssed!!
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• Canada
4 Sep 08
Yep, she was really pissed. Especially since she told him not to let the beagle in her car. She insisted that he fix it asap. Without seatbelts, the car is not legal for the road.
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
That's really strange, how could a dog have an appetite for something that isn't very much of the same quality as food and all seat belts you say?! That's quite weird, what happened to the metal locks with the seat belts? I doubt he could eat all, for a small bodied animal, I doubt he could swallow all? Plus, it's but a few minutes alone to go through banking business, is it not? How could a dog chew all the belts with it's tough quality? Anyhow, if it were my car, I would be very angry of course and insist that he pay for the repairs of the belts. Plus, since I told him to be careful, he should have been cautious enough not to bring the dog because it wasn't his car, and any damage or dirt brought about by the dog would render permanent damage.
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
Well, he chewed THROUGH the seatbelts, and ate part of each of them, not the buckles though. He is going to make restitution. I think he found a parts car that is the same to get the seatbelts from. Apparently the scrapyards won't sell them. Something about safety requirements. I dunno.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
30 Aug 08
He'd be paying to have the seatbelts replaced. If I was his Mom, I'd tan his hide for not listening too!!!
• Canada
30 Aug 08
Oh, I agree he needs or deserves a hide tanning for sure. That is also why I don't lend my vehicles to anybody either. You see, I was an only child and I don't always share well. I was told once, not to lend anything you couldn't do without. So that's how I play it now.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
I think Gary would be paying a repair bill ASAP. I would not be very happy with him for sure. If he is old enough to borrow the car he is old enough to follow the rules That were set before he took the car.
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
Yep, he has to fix it for sure. He is 33 yrs old. Plently old enough to know better. Bit of an idiot, him. But his Mom does admit that he comes by it honest. lol.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
LOL.
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@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
30 Aug 08
WOw, that's strange. I've never heard of a dog eating safety balts before. My dog has chewed a little hole in one before. Are the safety belts fixable? If so I woul suggest he go ahead and arrange for them to be fixed and pay for it. Otherwise he ought to offer the money to get them replaced. He was wrong to let the dog in the car when the person specifically asked him not to do that. It was nice enough for the person to lend their car out, and then to have the car damaged upon return is not good. The person who borrowed the car, while it was a mistake, is still totally responsible to pay for the damages. If I lent my car out and it was returned damaged I would be mad but I would understand and tell them they need to pay for the damages. (I doubt I would lend my car out to anyone except my boyfriend anyway, because we have switched cars before...)
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• Canada
30 Aug 08
Apparently, he had already eaten the seatbelts out of his own van before, so I feel since he knew the dog had a propensity for it, it was definitely his fault and he has to pay for it. Yep. He kept saying, but I was only gone for 5 minutes. How could he do so much damage in only 5 minutes? But apparently seatbelts cost alot of money to replace. The quote for his van was $170 each. WOW! Multiply that times 4. Yep, when his Mom finds out she will absolutely flip. I know I would.
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
Nope, Frank, nothing like that. The beagle has eaten seatbelts before. His own van.
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• Philippines
31 Aug 08
Good day.. I guess there's nothing to do, I mean the damage had been done except to monitor the dog in case something bad might happen to him. I can snap at my son's for his indiscretion and hard headedness and that would be his final warning. If another mishap is to happen because he ignores my warnings I would let him pay the damages next time around.
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
He knows he did wrong, and he intends to replace the seatbelts caused by his own stupidity. He admits that. He tried to blame the dog, but I told him it was his fault, especially since he knew the beagle has done it before to his own van.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Well that's strange that a dog would eat the seat belts but my sister's dog ate one of my ten dollar bills too! Well I would probably put in a request for them to be replaced and not at my expense. I would be just a bit upset because I wouldn't want the big price they get for not wearing a seatbelt either!
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
Well, that's just it. It kinda makes the car undrivable legally. Since it is a certification issue. And I think it will likely cost him around $800+++ for them.
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