Dog Digs Himself Into A Hole

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Story by: James Buechele

Tallahassee, Fla.

There are many ways to describe this eight year-old dachshund named Lafayette. Just hear it from his owner Lauren Lastowski.

"He's an attention lover," said Lastowski laughing. "He's a pain in the butt."

The latter might have been more accurate Thursday morning leading to quite the scene.

"He had found his way found [to ]an armadillo hole, made his way about ten feet into the porch under six inches of concrete."

After realizing what Lafayette had done to himself, Lauren could only laugh.

"My first initial thought was what the heck how in the world did he get there."

"So when we got up and actually made eye contact with the situation I was like, okay, we've got some work to do," said Jason Reese of the Tallahassee Fire Department.

Reese and other firefighters from the Urban Search and Rescue Unit used a specialized saw to get the pup out. It took three hours but the dog was safe and sound. Afterwards you would think he learned his lesson.

"We put him down so he could get some water and he ran right back to the hole," said Lauren.

Quite the tale for the dog days of summer.

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