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Triangle puppy recovering after falling onto knitting needle

Posted January 3, 2015

A 17-week old puppy spent New Year's Eve in a local veterinary hospital after falling onto a knitting needle and piercing her heart.

— A 17-week old puppy spent New Year's Eve in a local veterinary hospital after falling onto a knitting needle and piercing her heart.

According to officials at the Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital in Durham, Tutti, a white, black and brown Papillon, fell onto the needle New Year's Eve after the needle fell off a table in her home.

The needle, which was longer than an ink pen, entered the dog's chest and pierced her heart.

Doctors at the hospital put Tutti to sleep and removed the needle, and she was kept for one night to make sure she wouldn't bleed.

Tutti went home New Year's Day, and her owners told hospital officials that she is resting comfortably and making progress in her recovery.

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  • IBnormal Jan 5, 2015

    @ IMMAANNOID, The more people I meet - the more I like my dog!

  • Imma Annoid Jan 5, 2015
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    Well, I think that's the point. You should try relating to humans more.

  • Imma Annoid Jan 5, 2015
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    Parents? I didn't realize dogs had money.

    I'm guessing the owner ponied up the money after being guilted by the vet.

  • jmoxley2010 Jan 5, 2015

    WHY IS THIS NEWS!!!!

  • fanoflogic Jan 5, 2015

    So glad this cute little pup is OK!

  • Simply Hans Jan 5, 2015

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    ... or folks could have the attention span to read the rest of the sentence.

  • Erica Konopka Jan 5, 2015
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    Some of these comments are pretty off-putting. I'm glad Tutti is recovering, and even more glad her parents cared enough to provide proper medical attention after this horrible accident. Tutti sure is a cutie!

  • KTs Bitcoin B0wl Champs Jan 5, 2015

    I think WRAL should have chosen their words better on this one.

  • Donnie Dietrich Jan 5, 2015
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    Poor baby.

  • CherryDarling Jan 5, 2015

    Awwww! Poor baby! Glad she's okay!

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