Yes, poor little Milo the sausage dog was left wedged between the railings outside his home in Glasgow for half an hour this week – and he had to be saved by firefighters.

The chubby dachshund was running around in the garden while waiting for owner Sarah Jane Thompson, when his long body got stuck in the garden gate.

Looking at the pictures taken after the incident, Milo seemed to go through a number of emotions… ranging from ‘Oh no, I’m in trouble’ to ‘I’m an absolute lad’.

However Sarah initially failed to see the funny side – and became concerned that any attempt to pull Milo free would damage his back.

With the dog stuck for nearly half an hour, Sarah called a local fire station to see if someone could come round to help.Eventually, the rescuers freed Milo by turning him onto his side.

Sarah said: ‘I was pretty worried as dachshunds have very delicate backs because they’re so long, so if he had started to panic to wriggle out it could have been very serious.

‘I usually close the gate to the front garden and leave him in there while I put my daughter in the car.

‘Milo usually waits patiently but this time when I turned around he was just looking at me and then I realised his front half was all the way through the bars.

‘I never called 999 but asked my nearest fire station at Knightswood to see if they could help out. ‘They said that they’d send someone round but I didn’t expect them to arrive within minutes or with a full fire engine.

‘It was all over in about half an hour and thankfully Milo is fine though at the time he did look a bit mortified. ‘He’s not as thin as he used to be so I think that he may have underestimated his own size.’

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