Dog eats beehive and wins award

Has your pet had a weird insurance claim?

The Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (VPI) actually gives out an award for the most unusual pet insurance claim.

The winner of the second annual VPI Hambone Award is Ellie, the curious Labrador retriever who ate an entire beehive and its thousands of bees.

The voting from 3,000 people took place from August 2 to August 16, 2010 at the website: Ellie is owned by Robert and Sandra Coe of Santee, California. Ellie received a personalized bronze trophy in the shape of a ham.

This got started when a dog that had VPI Pet Insurance got stuck in a refrigerator and ate an entire Thanksgiving ham before being found with a licked-clean hambone and a mild case of hypothermia.

Our pets can get themselves into some tough situations and it is not all "America's Funniest Home Video" footage!