Pet Owner Digs Up Potato That Looks Exactly Like Her Dog
Gardener Joanne Gudger, 47, was digging up spuds in her allotment last week, and one in particular looked exactly like her 13-year-old American bulldog Dave.
Mum-of-three Joanne, from Warwickshire, made sure she documented the incredible discovery, rushing to take a photo of the uncanny resemblance to her beloved pet.
She shared it with her family and friends, who all seemed to agree that there was a definite similarity.
Joanne, an operations manager, said: "As soon as I pulled it out of the soil I knew straight away that it looked like Dave and I took a picture to send to my other half, Mark - even he said it's the spitting image of him.
"Dave is really poorly at the moment with Cushing's disease which is incurable, so this really cheered us up."
Cushing's disease is a hormonal issue which can lead to skin infections, hair loss and an enlarged abdomen in dogs.
Joanne continued: "He's getting older now and is going a bit grey so he probably looks more like the potato than ever!
"It was just perfect how the potato had Dave's jowls and everything.
"We now call him 'potato head Dave'."
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She shared it in allotment groups on Facebook, where the comparison racked up hundreds of likes.
She said: "Everyone was joking in the comments and saying that they're going to be careful digging their potatoes up in the future in case they dig up a puppy.
"It has also been a breath of fresh air due to my job working for a care company and dealing with Covid - my colleagues all think it's hilarious!
"Our carers visit our vulnerable customers in their own homes providing crucial support. It's obviously been a very trying time but this has cheered us all up massively."
With it looking exactly like their pet, Joanne and her family decided it wouldn't be right to eat the potato she'd harvested, instead deciding to give it pride of place and display it on a windowsill.
She added: "We didn't want to eat the potato because it'd be hard to eat a masterpiece like that.
"It unfortunately rotted away in the end and got composted because it no longer resembled the dog.
"I still keep laughing about it because I'll probably never grow a potato that looks like my own dog again."
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