Dog hit in eye by glass up for unusual award

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A potential catastrophe for a local dog has ended up resulting in an unusually positive twist.

The Lindenmans adopted Cheddar when he was 6 months old. Now 7 years old, he has been the victim of a few accidents.

Last summer when Cheddar was visiting Marc Lindenman's sister in New York, a piece of glass from a chandelier fell and hit him right above his eye.

Cheddar went to a nearby vet and was able to make a full recovery.

Now, the family's pet insurance provider, Nationwide, has nominated Cheddar for its Hambone of the Year award. If Cheddar wins, the animal hospital that treated him will receive $10,000.

He already won Nationwide's "Most Unusual Claim of the Month."

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