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Dog undergoes surgery after eating coins

April 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A mischievous dog named Penny may be taking her name too literally.Penny recently scarfed down 75 pennies, a quarter, two dimes, and a nickel. The beagle from Berks County, Pa., had to undergo surgery to remove the 79 coins that she ate.

Apparently, it isn't the first time.

"She's got in my purse and ate two dollar bills and money. She likes money, so maybe she should get a job," said Penny's owner Nancy Davis.

Davis says it is getting especially tough to deter Penny.

"I think she will keep doing this. She hunted these out of a box, took the wrappers off and everything."

The veterinarian says Penny will be just fine, even though her habit is turning out to be very costly for her owner.


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