Dog gone after Aston Martin turned into chew toy

Last updated 13:15 05/02/2014
Luce (left) was given away by her owner after he came home to find his prized Aston Martin had been turned into a chew toy.
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CHEW TOY: Luce (left) was given away by her owner after he came home to find his prized Aston Martin had been turned into a chew toy.

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A car fanatic has given away pet pooch after it made a dog's breakfast of his $160,000 Aston Martin.

English builder Royston Grimstead came home to find his border collie spaniel cross, Luce, had chewed through the fibre glass of his 15-month-old luxury car.

The newfound chew-toy amounted to almost $6000 of damage, The Daily Mail reported.

"I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers - but it was the fibreglass from the car," Grimstead said.

"She had chewed out a huge chunk. I just laughed. I mean, what else could I do? I'm not a crier and she knew she had done something wrong because she had this guilty look on her face."

Grimstead had already been considering re-homing Luce as she didn't get on with his other dog.

He believed it may have been an act of revenge.

"She must have overheard me talking about re-homing her because she's normally friendly and never really chewed on anything before."

He gave Luce away the day after the incident.

"I didn't tell the new owners what she had done - I expect when they hear I'll find Luce back on my doorstep."

The car was insured against the damage and is expected to be repaired next week.

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