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Dog stabs owner with knife in Colorado, family in disbelief

Deputies didn't believe the story at first
Posted: 2:49 PM, Sep 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-23 23:03:20Z

HUDSON, Colo. — They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but a young dog in Hudson may have accidentally learned something new after stabbing her owner with a knife on Wednesday. 

No, you're not reading that wrong. 

Celinda Haynes, the owner of a one-and-a-half-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever dog named "Mia," was rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after Mia reached over her and stabbed her left forearm with a paring knife.

"[Mia] likes to grab whatever she can to get people to play with her," explained Haynes' daughter, Chanda Stroup. 

As it turns out, Mia is rather large for her age and was able to climb to the kitchen counter, where she found her new sharp toy.

Trying to get Mia to let go of the knife, Haynes reportedly put treats on the ground and in her excitement, Mia reached over her arm and stabbed the owner when she went for the treats. 

"I need to go to the hospital," Haynes told her daughter. "Mia just cut my arm with a knife!"

The wound -- a gash approximately 4-to-5-inches long and a quarter-of-an-inch-wide -- surprised medical staff at Platte Valley Medical Center, who did not believe the story at first. But they were not the only ones.

"I had to make sure I heard that right," said Brent Flot, the town Marshal. 

Deputies were dispatched to the hospital as well as Haynes' home to investigate a case of possible domestic violence. At the hospital, officials did not believe the story. Back at the family's home, Flot found blood everywhere, which prompted suspicion. 

Deputies contacted Haynes' husband to flesh out any suspicions of domestic violence, but he had been at the DMV renewing his license when the stabbing unfolded.  

By the end of the day, Haynes had several stitches on her arm and the family was laughing about the situation.

As for Mia? "She felt pretty bad," Stroup said.