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What to say to lying dog walker?

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oobeedoiwannabelikeyou Wed 07-Feb-18 19:02:30

Sent home sick from work yesterday, still off sick today. DH messaged walker at 9am to say dog was fine (she had been ill last week)
Dog walker messaged back saying Perfect I'll be to take her out.
Comes to 12pm no walker, DH messaged again to say where are you?
She messaged back saying she'd been and gone from 8:45-9:45 and would be back at 2pm.
DH said that's not true and that I was at home.
Walker messaged back assuring him she'd been.
DH said he would be coming home to walk her as I was too sick to and not to bother coming back in the afternoon.
She maintains she had walked her.
Anyway the trust is gone, Therefor she is going. How do I word this?
I know she's lied and doesn't obviously give a shit but I would like to hold my head up high walking past her knowing I was right and handled it correctly without flying off the handle.
Please wise women if mumsnet help me with wording a message.

Snowysky20009 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:04:46

Wow I wonder how many times she has done this? Poor dog.

FlibbertyGiblets Wed 07-Feb-18 19:05:41

Were you in bed and didn't hear?

user1498854363 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:05:57

Op, I am sure others will be better but let’s have a go 😀

Your dog walking services are no longer required and have been terminated as of 7/2/18.

If u want u can say why, but u don’t have to. Do u have a written agreement or notice period? Have you paid in advance?

MyDogHasNoNose Wed 07-Feb-18 19:05:59

That’s awful! Poor dog. Do you think she has done it before?

Fekko Wed 07-Feb-18 19:06:19

There’s no wa she could’ve slipped in and taken the dog without you knowing? Maybe you were asleep or upstairs?

Thistlebelle Wed 07-Feb-18 19:06:28

Surely all you need to say is that her services are no longer required.

OutyMcOutface Wed 07-Feb-18 19:06:37

Is there someone you can report it to?

JaneEyre70 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:06:51

I'd be publicly naming and shaming - how many other dogs are left without a loo break thanks to her? That's appalling, and to outrightly lie about it too. I'd send a brief text saying you were at home so you know she's lying, and can only assume she's doing it to other clients too. And how many times in the past has she done the same?

RedHelenB Wed 07-Feb-18 19:07:46

I would say the dog was with you all day and therefore you know she didn't come and as it's imperative for your dog to get a daily walk you will be looking for someone more reliable. She s a bit thick not to have made up an excuse though as it was obvious your husband knew she hadn't been!

petbear Wed 07-Feb-18 19:08:08

Wow what a lying cunt.

Makes you wonder how many other people do stuff like this.

SACK her, and tell her why.

icelollycraving Wed 07-Feb-18 19:08:22

Is there a notice period or t &c in the contract. If it is a casual thing just text and say we are concerned that you are telling us you walked Rover when one of us was at home so impossible to miss the dog being gone for an hour. Due to this we are cancelling your —nonexistent— further appointments.

petbear Wed 07-Feb-18 19:09:03

And yeah, see if there IS anyone you can report her to. And see if you can name and shame (on FB or twitter or similar.)

Valerrie Wed 07-Feb-18 19:09:30

If there's no chance she could have slipped in, that's absolutely disgusting.

Tapandgo Wed 07-Feb-18 19:09:50

On Wed I was at home all day. You did not come to walk the dog. Both the dog and I were distressed by this. This is a serious breech of contract and trust, and as such I know you cannot be relied upon anymore. Take this as a termination of the arrangement we had. I will not be in a position to write you a positive reference or recommendation.

oobeedoiwannabelikeyou Wed 07-Feb-18 19:09:51

Nope I was up, had sent DD to nursery with a friend first thing. Was on the sofa with the dog lying with her head on me all morning.

I wondered that too but the bowls are usually dirty when I get home, she feeds them both but only walks one and lets the other out in the garden (he has elbow dysplasia and can't walk far)

hockityponktas Wed 07-Feb-18 19:10:31

Yes I would just say that her services are no longer required. That seems the most dignified way of doing it.

However if she questions why, I would be telling her (providing you're 100% sure she couldn't have come in whilst you were asleep or something?) straight that it's completely unacceptable to pretend she had been when she clearly hasn't! How many other times has she done that? Poor doggysad

Passmethecakeplease Wed 07-Feb-18 19:11:11

If there is no way she could have slipped in and got the dog without you knowing, as in your dog was with you the whole time, I would just send a short message reiterating that you were in the house the entire time and as there is a breach of trust their services are no longer required.

I would also name and shame publically as i would wonder how often this has happened before.

Chocolate1984 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:11:11

Does she have you mixed up with someone else? You husband called at 9am & she says s she had been from 8.45. Doesn't make sense

Screamingontheinside Wed 07-Feb-18 19:11:13

shock lazy, lying cow. Completely untrustworthy. Get rid and spread the word.

Mummaloves Wed 07-Feb-18 19:11:55

That's terrible !! I paid a girl to look after my horse 2 days a week a couple of years back - one day she text and said she had been and Ned was all mucked out and ridden. My reply was "Erm please don't lie to me - I've been at the stables all day and you have not been here !" she instantly blocked me on fb, what's app etc and never heard from her again ! I wondered how many times my poor pony had been left all day in forty stable with feed.

icelollycraving Wed 07-Feb-18 19:12:01

Also change your locks!

VacantExpression Wed 07-Feb-18 19:12:19

She couldn't have thought she was replying to a different family could she? clutching at straws here

Berrygoodteeth Wed 07-Feb-18 19:12:29

I’d play on being incredibly disappointed and how the trust has gone and you’d like her to explain her actions and behaviour so you can feel reassured this was a one off, or you’ll feel compelled to share your appalling experience on social media and with the local pet shops in the area.

Berrygoodteeth Wed 07-Feb-18 19:13:14

But irrespective get rid of her and terminate her services

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