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Cleaning then taking dog out

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AnotherNightCooking Sat 30-Mar-19 14:19:18

I was at a regular clients house this week cleaning. I have never met them (it’s through an agency) but I have a key & let myself in.
At the end of the clean their dog was really whining at the back door - it was mid afternoon & I had no idea what time the home owners would be back.
I couldn’t let it out in the garden because it is a beautiful communal garden & I had no idea what the rules are.
I couldn’t leave the poor dog so I took it for a walk. Within 2-3 minutes the poor thing obviously had an upset stomach which I cleared up.
I left the client a note - kinda jokey explaining what I’d done & signed off ‘ just to warn you in case you come home to a mess !’
Obviously this is completely outside my job description but as a dog lover I couldn’t leave the dog whining.
I did expect a thank you text but I’ve not heard a thing !
AIBU to have expected a quick message ?

donajimena Sat 30-Mar-19 14:22:45

How rude. I'd have been grateful. You do realise Rover will be looking forward to his walk next week don't you? wink

Myoldtable Sat 30-Mar-19 15:26:57

That was such a kind thing to do. I always feel sorry for dogs left on their own although sometimes there is no choice. Some people are just not that nice not to thank you in any way.

GreatDuckCookery Sat 30-Mar-19 15:35:12

Maybe they will leave you a note saying thanks next time you clean?

FineFanks Sat 30-Mar-19 16:32:45

That was nice of you. Maybe next time you go there will be a nice tip waiting for you

TheDarkPassenger Sat 30-Mar-19 18:43:18

They might be cleaning up a shit load of turd 🙈

I do my texts later at night when I get chance to sit down I don’t raally have time during the day tbh, I’ve give it til tonight or tomorrow

RoseGoldEagle Sun 31-Mar-19 14:41:29

I would have been so grateful if you’d done that for my dog (and apologetic and definitely given you a big tip!!)

DisplayPurposesOnly Sun 31-Mar-19 14:55:04

They are rude, but don't let that put you off being kind. The dog appreciated you flowers

bridgetreilly Sun 31-Mar-19 15:15:44

YABU. You don't do a nice thing in order to be thanked for it. You do it because it's the right thing to do.

And as others have said, it's most likely that any thank you would be left for you next time you go, in the way that you left them a note rather than sending a text.

AdultHuman Sun 31-Mar-19 15:20:18

They may be embarrassed, busy or they may want to thank you by leaving you a gift on your next visit, we are all different.

I agree with others what you did was a good deed, the dog was fortunate to have you.

AnotherNightCooking Sun 31-Mar-19 15:31:36

Maybe we are all different but if the roles had been reversed I would have sent a quick message. It’s called politeness.
This was last Tuesday.
I’ll see if there’s any acknowledgment when I go this week.

AdultHuman Sun 31-Mar-19 15:36:00

You can't control others.

The dog was lucky to have you.

MRex Sun 31-Mar-19 16:59:29

Even if they want to leave you something as thanks, it's rude not to say thank you by text. I can only imagine that they missed the message.

MardyMavis Sun 31-Mar-19 17:13:00

I'm going to be in the minority here...but you shouldn't have took the dog out what if something would have happened? If it shit on the floor in the house not your problem. I would have been majorly pissed off if that was my dog.

yearinyearout Sun 31-Mar-19 17:21:30

If it's through an agency do they have your number?

AnotherNightCooking Sun 31-Mar-19 17:58:19

@MardyMavis - what could have possibly have happened? I put it on a lead a didn’t let it off.
If they were/are pissed off then they should have communicated that to me & then I would tell them I’m not working for them anymore.
World gone fucking crazy if you’d be pissed off because you’d rather have shit everywhere.

@yearinyearout - they have my number because they’ve sent previous messages regarding keys etc.

Alfiesmom15 Sun 31-Mar-19 20:23:46

Well I would of been grateful personally dogs need to be able to get out during the day... I would of sent you a message to thank you as well that's just rude imo but then again I'm a firm believer that dogs need access to the outdoors during the day if your going to work... I'm a human and I cant hold my pee in that long never mind a dog...

Littlechocola Sun 31-Mar-19 20:26:18

You were really kind.
I would absolutely have sent a quick text to say thank you.

AnotherNightCooking Tue 02-Apr-19 17:26:33

So went to clean today & nothing - no note or anything except very bizarrely a poo bag right where I left the note last week 😂. I’m going to assume it’s just coincidence & accept some people are just strange!
I’d do it again it’s not the dogs fault & I’m happy I’m a nice person 🐶🐶

TheGrey1houndSpeaks Tue 02-Apr-19 17:29:34

If I was a cleaner I’d find it quite odd that the people were out and the dog was left at home. Do they leave him all day? You were very kind to take him out, btw.

TheGrey1houndSpeaks Tue 02-Apr-19 17:30:39

shock. Did they leave the poo bag in case you’re nice enough to take him for a walk again?? Bit of a cheek.

mclaleli Tue 02-Apr-19 17:33:24

They should have acknowledged you taking the dog out. Some people just don't think unfortunately.

kaitlinktm Tue 02-Apr-19 17:41:03

Did you take the dog out again today OP?

FuriousCheekyFucker Tue 02-Apr-19 17:42:28

Please tell me it was an empty poo bag!

I'm in stitches here thinking they've left you a nice big doggy surprise!

SamBaileys Tue 02-Apr-19 17:45:08

They should have acknowledged what you did of course but the dog would have been grateful and that's what matters.
Maybe you could ask if they want you to add on a walk for the dog when you're finished..if you want to of course and at the going rate!

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