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So Guess Why This Pug Might Win An Award

Meet Harley. He's a pug from Rhode Island that's in the running to win the top prize at this year's Hambone Awards. The Hambone Awards honor the most extreme and odd claims from clients of the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company. Previous winners include a Labrador that ate a beehive and an English Bulldog that swallowed 15 baby pacifiers. Harley's accomplishment? Take it away, AP.

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  • LINCOLN, R.I. (AP)--A Rhode Island dog is in the running for an insurance prize after eating, then pooping, about 100 rocks.

    LINCOLN, R.I. (AP)--A Rhode Island dog is in the running for an insurance prize after eating, then pooping, about 100 rocks.

    Harley, aka "The Rock Tumbler," aka "Rock Slide," aka "Roughage." Owner Lori Laverdiere says she's happy that she purchased health insurance for her pug, Harley. Laverdiere tells WPRI-TV she used the policy recently after an X-Ray showed her dog had eaten about 100 small stones. The rocks came out without surgery and Harley has since recovered. The insurance company, VIP Pet Insurance, has nominated Harley for its "Hambone Award," which is given to the most unusual pet health insurance claim of the year. Harley's competition includes a Chihuahua from Illinois who survived being picked up by a great horned owl that was looking for a meal.