Monday, 28 September 2009
The Bank, a Butcher and a Dog
Thanks everyone for your comments on my last post. I appreciate your support and help and have taken all your comments on board and will keep you updated.
Anyhow, it's time to get this blog back on track with a few laughs.
I just didn't expect the local Butcher, Tom,* to be the one who would give me my next post.
Tom's daughter Anthea is currently in the UK for the next year with her cousin Tania on a working holiday.
They befriended an elderly couple who live in London and who they visit often. As the couple were going to visit their daughter in Spain they asked the girls if they would look after their old dog for a couple of weeks while they were gone.
The girls agreed and were happy to help out. The dog was dropped off with pages of instructions. They followed them to the letter EXCEPT, two days before the elderly couple were due to come home the girls woke up to find the dog dead in his basket.
They contacted the couple who were understandably very upset. They asked the girls if they could bring the dog back to their house the next day.
This was easier than it sounded. The girls have no car and only travel by bus and train. So, after some careful planning, they put the dog in a suitcase and started on their trip.
As they were walking up the stairs at the tube station a young guy offered to help them carry the suitcase up the stairs. They were thankful, as it was heavy.
However, when they got to the top of the stairs, the guy started running .......away..... with the suitcase. AND THE DOG!!
The girls chased him but lost sight of him.
Tom said he wasn't sure how the girls explained this to the owners but they understood (would you believe that story?) but he did say he would have loved to see the look on that young guy's face when he opened the suitcase.
This may be the end of the girls' dog sitting days I think.....I know my dog sitting days are behind me too after looking after my brother's dog earlier in the year. Let's hope it might be the end of the robber's days too...the shock when opening the case might have bought him to his senses.
Has anything happened to you while caring for someone elses pets, kids, houses etc?
* Names changed to protect the innocent.