One of the dandiest things about dogs is that they are always looking out for our survival – even if that means eating our toes.
Several dog owners have had the pleasure of finding this out firsthand, with the most recent being an Oregon man whose dog chewed off three of his toes last week.
James Little, 61, suffers from diabetes, a condition that makes his hands and feet numb, and he awoke up to find three of his toes gone, according to the Associated Press. The report notes his dog, a Shiba Inu, was acting on its instinct to do away with diseased flesh.
Evidently Little’s toes must not have been looking too good if his dog felt they were diseased enough to amputate. Although such a munch seems like it should be a healthy improvement, Little decided to show his appreciation by getting rid of the dog.
While dogs eating off parts of our bodies might sound gross – because it is – we have to realize the dogs are, in fact, performing a vital service and saving us thousands of dollars in hospital bills.