The dog that feasted on the pies of a pie-eating contest!December 14th, 2007 - 11:30 am ICT by admin
London, Dec 14 (ANI): A pie-eating contest was left in an utter muddle after a pooch ate all the pies.
On the night of Dec 12 the championship pies were left with 1995 champion Dave Williams, for safekeeping at his home in Preston, Lancashire.
Unfortunately Williams bichon frise Charlie couldnt resist the temptation and wolfed at least 10 of the pies.
After citing the crisis 57-year-old Williams was hoping that bakers could come up with replacements for the event starting at noon on Dec 13.
However, the pies must comply with strict contest rules on filling and wall angle.
“Charlie likes pies, being a Wigan dog, so he probably thought they were for him. I only turned my back for 10 minutes and they’d gone. I was horrified, Mirror quoted Williams, as saying.
The event is staged at Harry’s Bar, Wigan.
Owner Tony Callaghan said: “Former champs are given the pies for safekeeping and to ensure there is no tampering.
“Dave put them in the fridge, but the door did not close properly and he was distracted by a pigeon stuck in his chimney. When he came back that bloody dog had had the pies, Callaghan said.
Piemaster Rob Stewart, of makers Wigan Pies, said: “They were produced to very fine tolerances. Especially for the competition. We’ll be working through the night to replace them, of course.”
“This unfortunate incident won’t jeopardise the championships, Stewart added. (ANI)
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