The link between missing socks and her dog Bailey was not as clear as it could have been for Nicola Perrett, whose pet took on the mantle of a character from a popular film.
Bailey mimicked the nominal dog from Marley & Me by showing off his insatiable hunger... for socks
Mother-of-two Nicola was originally told that it could be a tumour, causing a lot of distress for her - though things weren't quite as they seemed.
She told the Bournemouth Echo: "I was absolutely devastated and spent all morning crying at work.
"Later I got a call saying they had found socks
, gloves and a stocking. I was so relieved although I knew it was still touch and go."
According to Tell Me How, people should ensure their dog always has a toy in order to avert any possibility of socks
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