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Somerset man gives dog away after it chews through fiberglass wheel of car

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Royston Grimstead, 42, of Chedzoy, Somerset gave away his border collie and spaniel cross this past week because she chewed through the fiberglass wheel arch of Grimstead's expensive Aston Martin sports car reports Wednesday mornning's YahooNews.

The four-year-old pooch named Luce was covered in white powder when Grimstead returned home. At first Luce's owner thought the dog had caught a bird, but when he looked closer, he realized the dust was chewed up fiberglass from his Aston Martin DBg Volante valued at $130,000. Grimstead stated:

"She had chewed out a huge chunk. I just laughed. I mean, what else could I do? I'm not a crier and she knew she had done something wrong because she had this guilty look on her face."

Luce had been part of Grimstead's family for the last three years and had never been destructive in the past. The dog did have access to where the car was parked.

Grimstead told reporters that Luce was a friendly dog, however she didn't get along with his older dog.

Kathleen Smith, a dog trainer from Philadelphia, told the it is very strange that a dog who has never chewed nor shown such anxiety in the past, to be so destructive.

"It's more than likely some kind of acute anxiety struck Luce for her to chew that much. I have seen dogs chew couches, tables, beds, and other household belongings when they are stressed. Many times something in particular happened to create that stress. Had Luce been ignored more or did something happen to her? Only Mr. Grimstead can answer that question," stated Kathleen.

Luce now has a new home in Somerset.

Grimstead's car insurance will pay for the damage.

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