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

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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This is a Reuters story but the fact has not even mentioned by the article "author". What's the shame!


The dog ate my party..

Thu Apr 2, 2009 11:34am EDT

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's pet dog gobbled up a special tea prepared for bosses of Russia's ruling party Wednesday.

While Putin discussed ways to help the local food industry, his favorite black Labrador Koni slinked into a room at his residence and tucked into delicacies prepared for leaders of his United Russia party.

"Koni ate everything," said one of Putin's astounded bodyguards.

Putin's spokesman said Koni, who has the run of Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, had eaten some pastries, biscuits and jellied desserts.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin, writing by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Charles Dick)

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