Thieving Retriever Steals Bread for Owner

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For reasons known only to her, a golden retriever in Camden Australia has been stealing and hoarding loaves of bread for her puzzled owner.

Owner Michael Shaw cannot explain the strange phenomenon: but since Sunday morning, the eight-year-old dog has been returning home with unopened loaves of bread, dropping them on his front step like trophies and proudly waiting to be discovered.

Her total take thus far includes two packs of muffins and 12 loaves of bread, and nobody can figure out where she is taking them from. The nearest store is a ten minute drive away.

Gillie on the run.

“She brings back things quite often, but normally it’s an old gumboot or something like that,” said Shaw. “She has a bit of an insecurity problem so she always has things in her mouth.”

Until someone can figure out what the motivation is for her crime spree, Gillie continues  to deliver the loaves one-by-one with a happy wag of her tail.

“It’s like she’s bringing us gifts – she just lies around all of them,” Shaw said. “She’s on a mission.”

69 thoughts on “Thieving Retriever Steals Bread for Owner”

  1. my boxer/bullmastiff hoards things too, but just random things. He piles them nicely outside and waits for me to come get them. He doesn’t chew them up, my other dog does.

  2. RETRIEVER. It is a job description. Living with a Lab I can tell you NEVER throw something that you don’t want returned.

  3. Why is she allowed to roam in the streets? I mean, the story is cute but she’s going to get hit by a car, shot or something equally horrible.


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