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Toby's Diary

Mum learned a valuable lesson

February 18th 2013 10:37 pm
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When mum came home from work I noticed mud on her skirt. She brushed at it but into the laundry it had to go. She works in an office - how did she get mud on her? I asked.

"It was in my lunch break when I went up to the park," she explained. "I saw a small dog I hadn't seen before and I was petting him only he jumped up at me and his paws were all muddy."

"What do you mean you were petting other animals?" I demanded.

I could see panic as she thought how to answer that one.

"I miss you and Josie so much in the day I have to go to the park and pet the friendly dogs," - she had thought quickly.

"Your answer is acceptable. How do you know they are friendly? I would hate you to get bitten." I was worried that she might not be able to open our food with a bandaged hand.

"There's a gang, the same every day, and they all know each other and are happy well-loved dogs. Anyway there's more. The dog's owner came over to me to apologise and remove her dog and to my surprise it was someone that I know. I remembered her telling me when she got that dog as it was a sad story."

"It's always sad when someone adopts a dog not a cat," I agreed.

"No this was really sad. He was a rescue dog and when he arrived when they raised a hand to pat him he would flinch. The poor thing had been beaten and expected more of the same. It was very lovely to see that a few years of a very loving, caring home had turned him into a happy little dog. I thought that was so beautiful I didn't mind the muddy clothes although I did think I had got all the mud off."

So it's a happy ending for the dog although hopefully my mum will think twice before petting dogs again.

In the night Josie was snuggle puss with mum, curled up in her arm next to her. Mum said she dreamed that she was taking Josie to work with her today to attend the training she is delvering.

"What's the training?"

"Letter Writing and Report Writing."

"Josie will not be attending that training. She already writes exemplery reports. You should read her analysis of hunting opprtunities within our home. It's fascinating stuff!"


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Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

February 18th 2013 at 11:03 pm

Be careful with that petting dogs stuff - it might lead to a doggie brother or sister!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

February 19th 2013 at 1:21 am

Humans can be so cruel sometimes. How can person be so cruel to an animal even a dog. We are so very lucky to live in loving forever homes. We know nothing but love and no cruelty. Just make sure your Mum doesn't feel really sorry for one of these dogs and brings one home.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

February 19th 2013 at 5:16 pm

Every office needs an office cat..... to keep the mice away...... and to keep the humans happy.
I don't like dogs, NOT AT ALL. My Mom is not allowed to pet them, but she does it anyway sometimes. Traitor :(
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

February 19th 2013 at 10:35 pm

My Mom's niece has a service dog that she likes very much, so when she comes back from her sister's house she smells like her. Not acceptable, especially when her hands smell like dog saliva.

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