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Depressed Poodle

No, it's not the Onion, it's the Daily Mail:

Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own 'clinically depressed' pet dog.

The 76-year-old statesman was savaged by his white Maltese dog - which suffers from frenzied fits and is being treated with anti-depressants.

That's really bad enough. But the Brits, being Brits, and the French being their blood enemies since, oh, the fall of the Roman Empire, they couldn't very well stop at that. The Daily Mail had to offer this headline:

Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle.

Yes, they pretty much had to go with "poodle."

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  1. Blogger Transplanted Lawyer Says:

    A standard poodle is a decent-sized dog, and if it's become psychotic then yeah, I can see it being kind of dangerous.

    But a Maltese? What, were Chirac's ankles in danger of infection?