Animals

By Catherine Reid


A Golden Retriever SMILED for the camera as he came round from a dose of sedatives.

The dog, called Oscar, had gone to the vets to have some fatty tumours removed – but didn’t have a care in the world when this post-surgery photo was taken.

The 11-year-old pooch smiled on his journey home as the sedatives wore off, with his owner tweeting: “Doggo went under for surgery and now he is DRUGGO”.

Sarah Mack, from Adelaide, Australia, said the viral snap was a ‘fluke’ taken by her sister Erin.

Sarah, a 24-year-old student, said: “He had gone in for an operation to remove some fatty tumours, so it wasn’t anything too serious.

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“He was quite excited before the surgery – he loves going to the vets because he gets loads of extra attention.

“My sister Erin took the picture on the way back home to send to our family chat.

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“It was a fluke he ended up smiling for it and the reaction has been crazy.”

Sarah – who shared the picture on March 27 just hours after his operation – has had Oscar since he was a puppy.

She added: “We got him as a puppy. He was the runt of the litter and the last one left.

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“I was about 12 at the time and I cried until my Dad let me keep him.

“It’s been really lovely to see people love him like we do too.”