Sometimes, you just have to click on that AP link in the NYT sidebar. (Unrelatedly, what on earth is the NYT thinking in trying to get me to pay to read Maureen Dowd? And isn't some anonymous blogger just going to become the Krugman republishing site, thus disintermediating the whole shebang?) Anyway, Puppy Swallows 13-inch Knife, Survives:
Jane Scarola's veterinarian thought the X-ray was a joke. He's seen strange items get into the stomachs of dogs before, things like kebab skewers and small utensils. But a 13-inch serrated knife that somehow was swallowed by a 6-month-old puppy?...
Scarola used the knife to carve a turkey, and placed the blade on the counter -- far from the edge.
She thinks one of her six other dogs -- four Saint Bernards, a German shepherd and a Labrador -- somehow got the knife, which eventually made its way to Elsie.
''She wants to eat everything and anything,'' Scarola said.
UPDATE: Gary Farber tells us all how we can read all the NYT select wonderfulness---for free! Gary's awesome like that. Don't you sometimes wonder how come, if Gary Farber knows everything in the whole world at least 12 hours before everyone else, he's not all lionized and famous and stuff? I mean, sure, I lionize him. I want to see more widespread lionization, though.