Unbelievably, the two pet Standard Poodles mentioned in my last post are still being held by the police. It's nearly a month since they were seized and sadly there's been no news on their current health and welfare due to "police staff shortages".
Owner Jill is near despair and on her third lawyer. None seem to have grasped the injustice of two dogs being detained in a very irregular fashion without anything other than purely circumstantial evidence to link them to any 'crime'.
And how exactly do these dogs pose a threat to society? And that's a society that isn't locking up even the most dangerous of human criminals because of overcrowding!
Terrorist suspects have been trusted to walk the streets - but two Poodles in Sussex are much more of a threat to our national security!
The two Poodles escaped from their garden after some naughty cows broke down their garden fence. The fence is now repaired and is standing 7 feet high - with electric fencing facing the cows to stop them repeating the offence (!)
Why can't the dogs now come home? And did the police take the cows in for questioning? Surely if we’ve going to start charging escaped dogs with offences shouldn’t we also start considering rampant cows as criminals? Why haven't they appeared on Crimewatch?
Perhaps the cows have got better lawyers.
The police say the dogs are being held as evidence - just as they would seize a knife or a crow bar.
I have to say you really couldn't make this up! Didn’t someone once hang a monkey as a traitor? I thought we’d moved on a bit – evolved slightly!
Other odd stories across my desk this week, did you know that the 'free' six weeks of pet insurance you get from the Kennel Club no longer pays out for death by illness!
In August of last year apparently there was a change to the small print, but no one seems to have noticed until now. I've heard from the owner of a puppy that died and had their claim refused. Had he known his cover was so flawed he says he'd have gone straight to full paid for pet insurance as the 'free' version left him completely exposed when he needed insurance most. He’s appealing to the ombudsman – but be warned. Apparently the PetPlan free 6 weeks from breeders still covers death by illness.
If you have any other stories to share please email me - firstname.lastname@example.org
It's raining here again. Oscar, my very pale brown Beardie looks like he’s wearing little black wellies.
What do you think of the new Dial-a-dog website?
If you are a good breeder who does all the tests please do claim your free adverts, as a special thank you we'll be giving you some free mags to give to your new puppy owners.
Thank you to everyone who sent cards, I’m starting to feel much better thank you.