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A dog managed to give herself an unexpectedly extreme makeover, having dyed herself bright blue after finding an ink cartridge in the bin.
Bichon Frise Rosie snuck into the kitchen while owner Tracey Collin, 50, was sat in the living room relaxing.
The seven-year-old pooch had just been for a £40 cut and blow dry, but that didn't stop her from having a good rummage around in the bin, where she came across a discarded ink cartridge that took her fancy.
It wasn't until Tracey got up to make a coffee that she saw what Rosie had been up to, receiving a huge shock when she realised her four-legged pal had turned herself into a 'Smurf'.
After clocking the ink cartridge on the floor, it dawned on the former charity worker that Rosie's perfect white fur was covered in blue ink, and went to wash her in the bath while frantically calling her husband Robert, 42, to see if he could take her back to the groomers.
Photos show Rosie sheepishly looking up at the camera from the bath rub, with her face and paws completely blue.
Groomers were later forced to shave off parts of her fur to get rid of the dye, while her nails were stuck with the blueish hue for weeks.
Tracey, from Bo'ness, Falkirk, said: "I decided to go into the kitchen and make myself a cup of coffee.
"When I got to the glass kitchen door I had to do a double take. I remember thinking, 'Why is the dog blue?' She looked like a Smurf, and seemed very pleased with herself.
"I thought maybe it was a reflection in the glass, then I saw the ink cartridge on the kitchen floor and I thought, 'Oh my god, she's been into that.' She'd been in the kitchen bin and fished it out.
"It was mainly on her head but her wee nails were blue too.
"I didn't know what to do with her so I chucked her in the bath.
"I phoned my husband who was at work to come and get her and take her back down to the groomers where she'd been the day before.
"I then sent my friend a Whatsapp voice note - I was wetting myself laughing, shouting, 'The dog's blue, the dog's blue.'"
Rosie had to go in for another £40 grooming treatment just 24 hours after her last one, with mum-of-one Tracey adding: "Rosie goes to the groomers every six weeks, she has her haircut and a wash.
"She'd just been done the day before and she looked pristine, really beautiful."
Tracey, who also owns a three-year-old Poochon called Honey, said the family have now had to invest in some new bins to avoid the same thing happening again.
She added: "After this we had to buy different bins so she can't get in them.
"Rosie's a cheeky little lady and a well-loved member of the family, she's a wee star."
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