Dog ate his homework — candidate's voter petitions

Terry Thomas won't be able to run for school board in November because his dog ate his homework.

No, really, it did.

The signatures the Lady's Island resident collected to appear on the ballot were lying on the counter the night before they were due to the county elections board. Thomas then stepped outside to check the mail.

When he returned, Thomas discovered his 8-month-old puppy, Spencer, with a mouthful of paper. Spencer is a mastador, a mix between a Labrador and bull mastiff.

"He goes after the darndest things," Thomas said Thursday, and paper is among his most common targets.

He said Spencer ruined about 200 signatures -- most of what had been collected.

"I'm rather disappointed, but I can't do anything about it," Thomas said. "That's the luck of the draw."

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