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The dog we own but never see

Our ghost dog among the flowers

Our ghost dog among the flowers

In theory we own 4 dogs, although only 3 of them live with us.

The fourth dog lives several hours’ drive away and we never see him.

This fourth dog proved unsuitable for us and so we passed him back to the kennels where he came from once they’d found him a new home.

Immediately afterwards, I went into the office where dog ownership is registered, and signed the paperwork giving him up. This was 5 months ago.

The other family was supposed to fill out papers to accept him as theirs and they still haven’t done so.

In the meantime, his microchip leads to us and we’re responsible for anything he might do or unwittingly cause.

I have no access to the new family so I had a long phonecall with the kennels lady today urging her to organise things.

I thought she had been, but she’d actually forgotten all about it. I now have to send her an SMS on Monday morning to remind her …

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  1. June 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm

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