Sylvania, Ohio – When Theo the Great Pyrenees “shoved his face into a pile of sticks and branches,” his dog walker thought Theo was emerging with the usual stick. He was wrong.
“My eye caught the glint of the metal, and it was instant panic,” dog walker Matt Paprocki told Storyful.
A video taken by Paprocki shows him begging Theo to drop what turned out to be a knife, but Theo casually refuses.
It turns out that the Great Pyrenees are known for keeping their finds.
“They need trades for something more important to them,” Paprocki said. “I tried swapping it for animal crackers, which I always take with me. It didn’t work. I tried a good stick. It didn’t work. My concern was that it was going to jump up and play with the knife.”
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Luckily for Theo and Paprocki, Theo’s landlord worked around the corner. Matt sent her the video and she rushed to the scene with something better to trade.
“The whipped cream didn’t. The salmon did,” Paprocki said.
Paprocki posted the video to Twitter with the caption, “Somehow I was totally unprepared for this moment.”
“Now we laugh about it. Kinda,” Paprocki told Storyful.