Great Pyrenees escapes hospital

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Houdini dog escapes from animal hospital using nothing but his nose

This is impressive by any measure.

Apr 12, 2017, 5:18 pm*

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Monica Riese

If you think your dog is an escape artist, you haven’t met General.

The adorable Great Pyrenees cleverly found his way out of the Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital in Virginia by opening a series of doors with his snout. He manages to get out of his kennel, out of the room, into a hallway, through the office, and back out to the parking lot, including through some push doors and some pull ones, which is no mean feat. He even looks both ways when he gets out of his kennel, as if looking for snitches.

Of course, if you’re watching the timestamps closely, you’ll also realize this perfectly planned escape took General approximately three hours to execute, with a pretty sizable chunk of time missing while he no doubt wandered the hallways looking for a midnight snack.

GOOD NEWS: General was found a short distance away taking a nap in someone's yard! ———————————————————————WATCH: A 10-year-old Great Pyrenees named General escaped from Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital in Stafford while the family was vacationing. The family is now asking for the public's help in finding their beloved pet.FULL STORY –>

Posted by ABC 7 News – WJLA on Monday, April 10, 2017

As with so many elaborate escapes, this one came to an end not so very far away, as 10-year-old General was found napping in someone’s backyard. Poor guy probably wore himself out with all the doors! He’s now back with his family, who have returned from vacation and are most likely praying no one tells their pet about the phrase “when God closes a door, he opens a window.”

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*First Published: Apr 12, 2017, 5:17 pm