The Craziest Dog Story You’ve Ever Heard, But with a Happy Ending


Lexie Sanders was reunited with her dog, Phineas, on Saturday.
Photo via nytimes.com

We have posted many times about dogs who have been unfairly deemed “vicious” and condemned to death. (Perhaps the saddest was that of Wicca.) But none of those stories have been as wildly strange and full of twists and turns as that of Phineas, the beloved pet of the Sanders family in Salem, Missouri.

It’s a tale of a mystery bite, several trials, dognapping, and a strange visitor wearing a fake beard who appears on a rainy night. Summarizing the plot twists would ruin it, so click below to read the New York Times account. I will tell you that it has a happy ending, so fear not.

Click here for the full, weird story.

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