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Russian prime minister Putin's dog in the doghouse after food theft

April 3, 2009 |  9:49 pm

Vladimir Putin's dog Koni ate a food spread intended for leaders of his United Russia party If Vladimir Putin's black Labrador retriever, Koni, can teach us one thing, it's that dogs will be dogs -- even if they belong to the Russian prime minister.

Before a scheduled meeting with leaders of Putin's United Russia party on Wednesday, Koni sneaked into the room in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence containing the food prepared for the meeting.

Dog owners should be able to guess what happened next.

Putin's beloved pet devoured the assembled pastries, biscuits and jellied desserts.  "Koni ate everything," said one of the prime minister's bodyguards.

No word on if Koni had any stomach trouble after her big meal (but if so, we can rest assured Putin's dog has access to the best veterinary care Russia has to offer). 

Koni previously made headlines for taking Russia's satellite navigation system for a test-drive.  Putin has also been quoted as saying that Koni "gives me good advice."

--Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Alexey Nikolsky / AFP/Getty Images

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