Saturday, April 24, 2010

Introducing The Newest Addition To Our Family

I'd like to introduce the newest addition to our family. I'd like to, but I can't. We found a 12-18 mth old Maltese x Shih Tzu at the pound. He'd been found the previous day and if the owner didn't claim him within seven days he was ours.

Newest addition to our family.

Yesterday I spoke to the ranger. Nobody had claimed him. The ranger rang us this morning to arrange for us to collect him. The ranger rang again at 2:30pm to ensure that we came to collect him and told us how much money was required. They had muddled the figures a little bit. We were due to arrive at 4:15~4:30. At 4:08 the ranger rang. We were less than 10 minutes from the pound. Apparently the owner had come forward to claim the dog. Nothing like leaving it until the last minute. In fact the ranger had never experienced someone collecting a dog at the last moment when another person was there to purchase it.

We could have made it uncomfortable for the owner but the ranger gave him a decent telling off. He made it known that some other people were coming to buy the dog and if he didn't care for the dog properly that he should give it to someone who would. When I saw the dog leaving with its owners it was quite obviously in the right hands. He was pretty happy to see them.

The Boy was most upset. Can't blame him. The dog seemed remarkably placid. Now I've just got a heap of doggie goodies and food therefore gotta get hold of a dog sometime in the next twelve months or so.


Anonymous said...

That is sad but, you just tell him you will find another one. There are tons put to sleep all the time. Thanks for saving a sweet cudly friend. Good luck on your search.

Lost in Seoul said...

Don't rush. 12 months is plenty of time. The toys and dry food will last heaps longer than that.