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Dog With Phone Cord Wrapped Around Neck Dials 999

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How can this be true?

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/dog-strangled-by-phone-cord-saves-his-own-life-by-dialing-emergency-number?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_7418158

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[quote name='inflating' timestamp='1334488633' post='909014061']
How can this be true?

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/dog-strangled-by-phone-cord-saves-his-own-life-by-dialing-emergency-number?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_7418158
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Surprisingly easily done. I have dialled 999 twice by accident.

On the first occassion, I was fitting a phone to a wall, and did not bother to unplug it. During the process I must have held the 9 key down.

A few minutes later I had a call from emergency services checking I was all right.

On the second, I dialed a normal number but a fault connected me to emergency services.

All the dog had to do was keep pressing the 9 (obviously) but if something was pressing on that particular button it would be only a matter of time before 999 is dialled.

Also, dogs have their own secret emergency number.

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[quote name='happy_renting' timestamp='1334489317' post='909014077']
Surprisingly easily done. I have dialled 999 twice by accident.

On the first occassion, I was fitting a phone to a wall, and did not bother to unplug it. During the process I must have held the 9 key down.

A few minutes later I had a call from emergency services checking I was all right.

On the second, I dialed a normal number but a fault connected me to emergency services.

All the dog had to do was keep pressing the 9 (obviously) but if something was pressing on that particular button it would be only a matter of time before 999 is dialled.

Also, dogs have their own secret emergency number.
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:) Oh but a big paw on a dog pressing accurately enough to hit 112 or 999? It's a bit unlikely. I tried to train a dog to press anything with his paw some years ago, it was impossible for him to be nimble enough to press less than 2 buttons at a time. There is just a slight chance, IMO, the dog dialled 112, but I really can't believe it

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[quote name='inflating' timestamp='1334489572' post='909014080']
:) Oh but a big paw on a dog pressing accurately enough to hit 112 or 999? It's a bit unlikely. I tried to train a dog to press anything with his paw some years ago, it was impossible for him to be nimble enough to press less than 2 buttons at a time. There is just a slight chance, IMO, the dog dialled 112, but I really can't believe it
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Reminds me of the Simpsons - Homer puts on weight to qualify for workplace disability, but he has a heart attack at home and tries to ring 911 - his fingers are so fat he keeps mashing the keypad and ends up with the talking clock service.

911 is also an emergency number in the UK - dialled it a few months ago by mistake when accessing my answer service.

Anyway, funny quote from the article: "Lydia Brown, the daughter of George's owner, expressed equal amazement at the Basset's lifesaving feat, telling [i]The Sun[/i], "He's really dopey and just likes to chew socks.""

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[quote name='okaycuckoo' timestamp='1334491298' post='909014096']

911 is also an emergency number in the UK - dialled it a few months ago by mistake when accessing my answer service.

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I never knew that - so the UK has now adopted the US's SOS number! In Poland, 999 also gets you all the emergency services - but you can reach an individual emergency service by dialling 997 etc. Edited by inflating

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[quote name='inflating' timestamp='1334489572' post='909014080']
I tried to train a dog to press anything with his paw some years ago
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Why?

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[quote name='Errol' timestamp='1334494913' post='909014145']
Why?
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Because he preferred it to bark-activated dialling.

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Just to say the title of this thread alone had me laughing out loud in the coffee shop this morning

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[quote name='thecrashingisles' timestamp='1334594376' post='909015030']
I always thought that any digit repeated 3 times will dial the emergency services - 111, 222, 333 etc.
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That's not the case.

It's just 999 and 112 (possibly 911 now too) this is the reason you dial 9 for an outside line from your office.... 9999, 99999 or 99999999 etc etc if it's really serious and your just hitting that button in panick :D

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[quote name='inflating' timestamp='1334489572' post='909014080']
:) Oh but a big paw on a dog pressing accurately enough to hit 112 or 999? It's a bit unlikely. I tried to train a dog to press anything with his paw some years ago, it was impossible for him to be nimble enough to press less than 2 buttons at a time. There is just a slight chance, IMO, the dog dialled 112, but I really can't believe it
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Believe it or not my dog text me 3 times a day ;)

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[quote name='thecrashingisles' timestamp='1334594376' post='909015030']
I always thought that any digit repeated 3 times will dial the emergency services - 111, 222, 333 etc.
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111 is the NHS non-emergency number. The others are potentially the first three digits of a local phone number.

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[quote name='nmarks' timestamp='1334593048' post='909015016']
Can he predict this weeks lottery numbers too?
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Nah that's Paul the Octopus. He's dead.

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