No matter how hale and hardy your pet may be, never underestimate his ability to get himself into a predicament requiring medical care.
Meet the nominees for this year's VPI Hambone Award, twelve healthy pets who played, ate, exercised or explored their way into big trouble. Read their tales then vote for your favorite.
The winner receives a bronze trophy in the shape of a ham bone and a guest appearance on the Rachel Ray show. The Hambone Award is named in honor of a VPI-insured dog who got stuck inside a refrigerator and devoured an entire Thanksgiving ham before being discovered. The dog suffered a mild case of hypothermia - which, no doubt, he probably considered a minor price to pay for the feast.