Depressed Pet Mauls Former French Prez

Pills can't keep Maltese from attacking Chirac 'for no apparent reason'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 22, 2009 10:39 AM CST
Chirac and his wife vote in 2007 French elections. Bernadette Chirac says the dog bit her husband for no apparent reason.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Former French President Jacques Chirac is recovering after his depressed poodle mauled him, the Daily Mail reports. Sumo, a white Maltese, takes anti-depressants and is prone to making “vicious, unprovoked attacks,” said Bernadette Chirac, who wouldn’t say where her 76-year-old husband had been bitten. “The dog went for him for no apparent reason … but he is certain to make a full recovery.”