This mischievous puppy got more than he bargained for when he stuck his head in a giant urn.
Ten-week-old Charlie ended up creating his own DIY ‘cone of shame’ after he peered into the terracotta pot and couldn’t pull his head out again.
Owner Debbie Bond was forced to smash her beloved ornament so that the Collie and Springer Spaniel cross could breathe.
He was rushed to the vets and given a light sedation before the final portion of the urn was removed from around his neck.
These images show the pup gazing mournfully out of his accidental collar.
Debbie, from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, said that Charlie was subdued for the following day but now is back to his normal cheeky self.
She recalled how she was just a few feet away from Charlie, eating her breakfast on the patio, when trouble struck on Monday.
Debbie said: ‘It was quite a dangerous situation actually, because he’s only a few weeks old.
‘I heard this terrible noise of him screaming and turned around, rushed over and tried to pull his head out.
‘But it was so stuck that I knew he would suffocate if I didn’t do something quickly.
‘So I just ran in the house with him in my arms and the pot which was really heavy. I got a hammer and smashed it all around.
‘I hoped I didn’t hit his head obviously, but I knew I didn’t have much choice as we didn’t have long.’
I got a hammer and smashed it all around. ‘I hoped I didn’t hit his head obviously, but I knew I didn’t have much choice as we didn’t have long.’
Debbie took him to Abbey Green Vets and once she knew he would be OK, she took a picture.
‘Now I know he’s alright I think it’s quite funny but at the time it wasn’t.’
Debbie said that the urn incident was not the first time that Charlie had caused havoc.
She said: ‘I think he must have nine lives because he’s also chewed the cable lamp while it was on. I call him “Cheeky Charlie”.
‘He’s absolutely fine now. He was very quiet the next day but now he’s back to normal.’
Abbey Green Vets said his arrival on Monday ‘brightened their morning.’