I am totally gobsmacked!
I am telling you the whole episode as my Mum put it in writing. She read it to her ‘It’s write Easy’ writing group on Friday.
I still can’t believe what happened after all we did for Jack and his owner! Shows you human nature: They are angry with themselves because they are in the wrong and we dogs have to bear the consequences.
These are my mum’s words as she explained it to me:
Dog problems started Saturday evening when Jack’s owner knocked on my door at about 10 pm. He was looking for Jack and thought I might have seen or heard him. Jack often runs away from home and comes over to knock on my door to tell me he is there. I usually let him in and then take him home. When it is late at night I’ll call his owner and he’ll come to pick him up. Not on Saturday night, I did not hear or see Jack. When Damian the owner was gone my phone rang. My next door neighbor – I pushed the wrong button and cut her off. I saw it was her!
Another ten minutes later – knock on the door again!
“ Not Damian again” I thought! No, not him but my neighbor with Jack in her arms. “Jack was with me on my bed” was her explanation. (I think she heard Damian and woke up with Jack next to her?) I took him in because she dumped him at my place. I called Damian’s home number, no answer, his mobile phone – no answer and left a message, I told him Jack was with me. Then again the home phone – no answer and gave the message:” I’m putting Jack outside and that’s it!” Off went Jack.
Monday morning I passed Jack’s place but nobody was outside and Damian’s van wasn’t there.
Tuesday morning I took Trompie for his walk and passed Jack’s place. Damian was mowing the lawn and Jack was sitting on the deck on the lead. Usually I let Trompie off his lead and Jack also and they will run around a bit. Then off I’ll go. Jack never follows me.
This time it did not happen. Damian was angry and shouted at me that Trompie wasn’t allowed to go near his place because every time Jack runs off he goes straight to my place(which is a lie, Jack visits everybody with an open gate even an open door!) Jack runs of because of Trompie!!( Jack is more interested in other dogs and people’s food lying around). I was very upset and also furious with all the accusations Damian made!
Anyway, he had to pay a $100 fine because somebody down my road called the dog catcher. I told him that it wasn’t me and it’s not my problem. Damian kept on arguing and accusing me of the way Jack is behaving.
Guess who called the dog catcher? Yes, of course, my dear neighbor. Jack must have gone back to her. She called and the dog catcher picked him up on Sunday!
I am innocent and I never even think of calling the SPCA. I thought just let Jack turn up here again and I’ll do it.
Jack isn’t the problem: no 1. his owner is supposed to fence his place in or keep him at the back which is fenced in, 2. nurture Jack – will keep him off the sniffs to every bitch! 3. have a fight with my neighbor and not with me!
now I can’t say hello to Jack anymore!