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Puppy rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in reclining sofa
A CURIOUS puppy got more than she bargained for when she got stuck while exploring her owner’s sofa.
Trouble, the ten-week-old Jack Russell cross Border Terrier bred by York hairdresser Vicki Westerman, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting her head stuck in the mechanism of a reclining sofa.
Vicki, of Easingwold, said: “I was upstairs folding washing and my son Oscar, who is four years old, started screaming and crying ‘mummy, quick’, then I heard the puppy crying too.
“Trouble had gone underneath and get her head stuck in the hinge, and was stuck fast. She was panicking and trying to get out, so much she was strangling herself and she passed out from doing that.
“I got Oscar to stroke her and keep her calm while I tried to get her out, then I called the fire brigade.”
A crew was sent to Vicki’s home after the call, and managed to free the distressed, but aptly-named puppy from the sofa within about 15 minutes.
This weekend, Trouble will be collected by her new owners, a couple from Tollerton, and Vicki said she hoped the pup had learned its lesson.
She said: “She was the first one of the litter to jump out of the pen, the first to manage stairs, and the first to find her voice.
“She’s going to break my heart when she goes, out of all six puppies, she’s the one I would have kept. I hope the rest aren’t getting in as much trouble.
“My other half, Scott, was at karate when it happened, and he didn’t believe me when I told him what had happened – I had to show him pictures of the firemen holding her.”