Thursday, 15 May 2008

30 seconds in the life of Eurodog


I answered the phone this morning and this is how the conversation went : « Please you’ve got to help me with my Labrador. She’s getting out of hand. She is 10 months old and I got her from a very good breeder. She has a pedigree, you know. She has a tattoo and a microchip. My son whose good-for-nothing wife left him cannot come to the dog club with the dog because he has epilepsy and is prone to fits. He is such a good lad; I don’t know why she was so horrible to him. He has found himself a new girlfriend and I think she is a decent girl. Not pretty but that doesn’t matter does it? I can’t come either because I am 77 but that’s not the problem. See, I have just been diagnosed as having Meuniere disease and have dizzy spells. I have heart problems too something to do with the valves and the aorta. I have acute asthma and when it is this hot I can’t breathe properly so I can’t leave my house. I can’t use public transport because I might faint and my husband, ex-husband actually, still lives with me but he is an alcoholic. He is willing to drive me to your club but he’s always drunk and a real liability on the road. My son still lives with me. Just as well with his epilepsy. He has no car anymore because is good-for-nothing wife went off with it. You have to help me”
The whole conversation took 28 seconds so you can imagine how fast all this information was transmitted. My concern was the dog but I was unable to make myself understood.
Who gave this lady my name?

10 comments:

Susanne said...

What a comedy-like conversation! Poor dog, being left in this mad house... There are some people with this special talent to tell you their whole life within 1 minute. Amazing!

Could you please send me your email address again, cause I would like to invite you to sign a petition (have a look on Flori's blog).

Susanne

Flowerpot said...

I feel quite dizzy just reading that ED! Poor dog - do let us know what happens.

Eurodog said...

FP,
I am trying to help find transport. Car sharing perhaps.
I'll keep you posted.

jmb said...

I'm sure you would like to laugh about it but it is rather a sad tale of woe.

LittleBrownDog said...

I always find your posts fascinating, although I sometimes find it hard to read about dogs suffering at the hands of their mad, cruel and thoughtless owners (a couple of posts below). I wonder what kind of a life this labrador has with a woman who can't leave the house and her alcoholic husband.

Looking forward to reading about why dogs shouldn't sleep with their owners.

Rebecca Taunton said...

I quite often get those kind of calls when someone wants to tell me their life stories. What a sorry state to be in. I hope something is sorted out, for the dog's sake! RT

Winchester whisperer said...

Bravo Eurodogrescuer

Hannah Velten said...

Sounds like the dog is needing your help - no wonder it's a handful having to cope with that lot...but will you have to train the owners aswell? 'Cos that may be the tallest order...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Unbelievable! Hope the dog made it!

CJ xx

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Poor woman! But poor dog, too!