“I was very scared”
Says former French President Jacques Chirac’s wife after announcing that she has sent Sumo to exhile.
The beloved Maltese terrier attacked Chirac for a third time. Sumo’s small drawing blood after a bite to the stomach.
A previous attack saw the president in hospital with bite wounds to an unnamed portion of the anatomy.
What was the cause of this once loved animal’s aggression? It appears that he did not leaving the spacious grounds of the Elysee Palace for an apartment in Paris.
Mrs Chirac, Bernadette, says Sumo was being treated for depression. Former President Chirac was not the only one finding it difficult to adapt to civilian life.
He was going wild. He wanted to jump up and bite again~ Bernadette Chirac
Three strikes and you are out. Despite Mrs Chirac never being on the receiving end of the terrier’s rage, she made the decision to have him removed for the safety of the former President. Sumo was given to a new home in the French countryside where he is said to be very happy.
The farm in Seine-et-Marne seems to be more to Sumo’s liking as he has not felt the need to savage his new hosts.