When it snowed in the snow on New Year’s Eve, the Irish Times was unable to publish a Christmas story.
Instead, it posted a video of the dogs who took to the streets in the capital to celebrate the New Year.
It was the first time a local publication had ever featured a video by a dog in its story, and the video was seen as a huge victory for dog owners.
As the temperature dipped below zero in the city, dog owners were out in force to take their pooches out for a walk.
The video has since gone viral and garnered more than 6,000 views, and it has been shared more than 12,000 times.
However, it wasn’t all good news for dog lovers.
Although the dogs were out enjoying the winter weather, there was one dog that did not seem to get the best of the wind and snow, as he was knocked out cold.
In the video, one dog is seen being hit with a snowplow.
After the dog wakes up, it is shown how the driver managed to leave him with a swollen lip and sore ribs.
His owner says that the driver was lucky to escape the incident unscathed, and said that the dog was lucky not to have been killed.
Despite the unfortunate outcome, dog lovers have been celebrating New Year with good humour, sharing their stories on social media.
One of them, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote: “You can’t be a good person if you’re too scared to take a step out into the cold.
If you do get hit by a snow plow, just do it anyway.
You can get away with a bite or two if you get out of your home in the middle of the night, but it won’t get you a cold. “
Your first instinct will be to run away, but if you can stay calm and not panic, you’ll be okay.
You can get away with a bite or two if you get out of your home in the middle of the night, but it won’t get you a cold.
In fact, I think the snow plough driver got away with it because he was scared and didn’t want to hurt the dog.”
A spokesman for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) confirmed to The Irish Press that the plough was not fitted with a safety harness and that the drivers licence plate of the driver of the plow was not visible.
The DAF said that in its training, the driver received a written training from the department, and that he would be subject to a police search if the dog wasn’t found within 24 hours.
However, the Department did not say how the ploughed out of the area, or what had caused it to fall.
A spokesperson said: “The dog was not injured but he did get knocked out of his chair and fell on to the ground.
He had some frostbite on his face, so the paramedics were there but were not able to save him.
The dog is doing well now but will be given treatment by a vet in the near future.”