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Landlord finds lost watch inside dog when alarm sounds as reminder to call last orders

By Mirror | July 28th 2014

Terry Morgan had searched high and low for the £500 timepiece, not realising dopey Newfoundland Charlie had decided it was chime for a snack

Pub landlord Terry Morgan finally found his lost beloved wristwatch – when its alarm went off inside his dog.

Terry had searched high and low for the £500 timepiece without success.

Little did he know his dopey Newfoundland Charlie had decided it was chime for a snack, and had swallowed it whole.

But his suspicions that the mutt had something to do with the untimely disappearance were confirmed when heard its familiar ring.

Terry, 66, said: “At first I thought he was lying on it. Only when I rolled him over did I realise it was inside him.

"The watch was set to go off at 10:55pm to remind me to call last orders. I rushed him to the vet for an emergency operation and was a bit ticked off because that would have cost me about £1,000.

“But when Charlie saw the anaesthetic needle he howled with fright and coughed the watch up.”

Terry, who lives next door to his Anchor pub at Cockwood, near Exeter, Devon, added: “It still cost over £200 because they had to do X-rays to see if he had anything else in his stomach. I’ve also had to put up with the endless ‘Time’ jokes from the regulars.

“But I’ve forgiven him. He’s always hiding my socks and anything else left lying around.”

A spokesman for the St Davids Veterinary group in Exeter said: “It was the talk of the surgery.”

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