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Please, someone, help me out here.

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DogsBestFriend Wed 27-Jul-11 15:07:00

Make me a gallon of brandy cup of tea and calm me doen please.

First I get an email from a council officer telling me that the way he's going to investigate a suspected (i.e. I can prove it!) crossbreed puppy farmers is by contacting the KC and seeing how many litters the breeders have registered. hmm

FFS, they're crossbreeds! I told you that! Several times! They won't be registered with the KC, they can't be registered with the KC! Dork!

Then I had someone unpleasant - whom I know, sadly - trespassing onto my property and making demands. When I told them to go away and shut the door they repeatedly hammered on doors and, I found when they'd left, left my garden gate open so that my dogs could get into the street or onto the railway. They KNOW the routine of securing that gate and they know why it's done, there is NO WAY on hell, heaven or earth that was an accident. angry

*NB, dogs are only allowed in garden, which they access via a door in the kitchen, when I am in the garden or in the kitchen and can see and hear them at all times. I normally open the back door and just let them run, safe in the knowledge that the gate is secured in such a way that they cannot get out of it.

I've had enough sad , I'm going to call the rescue and ask if we can stay in their caravan and help out for a few days. Now I need someone to feed the bloody cats... and haven't anyone to ask! Great!

munstersmum Wed 27-Jul-11 15:12:39

and that is why we love our dogs ....because they do not act like exasperating prats wink

DogsBestFriend Wed 27-Jul-11 16:06:36

You're not wrong there!

Add to that my goldfish impression when I learned of a couple's approach to rescue asking them to take on their 17 week old Jack Russell pup because their baby had arrived and they "can't cope with both". hmm

So the nasty cow would have been what, 7 months pregnant when she bought the puppy? Having a baby was hardly something she didn't know was going to happen, was it?

Rescue couldn't jump to her demands as fast as she wanted so the stupid waste of space sold the puppy "to a farmer in [East Anglia large TOWN]".... via Gumtree! angry angry

Scuttlebutter Wed 27-Jul-11 16:21:50

And, breathe......

It sounds like you need to get away.

Right, Council officer first. Much easier if you assume all are twonks, then you wont' be disappointed. Bear in mind they probably have minimal interaction with licensed premises, may not know one end of a dog from another and could well spend the rest of their time dealing with taxi licensing. If you need any help, give me a shout. If he's still being a twonk after a few days, then escalate firmly to Chief Officer and Portfolio holder.

Report local idiot to police - insist on them noting details - this is ASB, and they should be taking it seriously.

And yes, couple who can't cope with dog and with baby - number one reason for rehoming .

Get yourself off for some nice stress free mucking out/walking/general assisting and it will help clear the mind.

If it helps, I'm doing my annual battle with FOI stats on stray dogs in Wales - keep having this vision of a shimmering crystal glass of Plymouth's finest, ice clinking and with a gurt big slice of lime in it.

DooinMeCleanin Wed 27-Jul-11 17:06:04

Shoot them all. It will be very cathartic [helpful]

DogsBestFriend Wed 27-Jul-11 20:41:17

"Right, Council officer first. Much easier if you assume all are twonks, then you wont' be disappointed."

PMSL. grin

I should have been prepared for twonkiness, shouldn't I?

Thank you for the advice ScuttleButter. I'll happily take it wrt the council but as to the other matter.... I'm taking Dooins! grin

I tell ya Dooin, I'm SOOOO fecking tempted right now.

<<goes off in search of AK47 glass of wine>>

chickchickchicken Wed 27-Jul-11 20:51:52

bloody people with the jack russell. i would like five minutes with them the irresponsible money grabbing cruel ....angry

MotherJack Wed 27-Jul-11 20:52:37

Good day then? confused

Shoite aside, I'm pleased you and D are all good again. Now I know that the sun will rise and the cock will crow and the cows with the big fcukoff horns will chase me up that footpath if I take that flipping really otherwise nice route with the dog. And thus all is well with the world (apart from the twonks grin)

chickchickchicken Wed 27-Jul-11 20:59:00

ds says M16A14 is better than AK47. it has 45 mag clip, easy to reload sickle magazines, underslung granade launcher with a chamber with room for 4 A4 HE granades, AGOC scope with night vision and EMP filters

ds says that if i list any more of its spec i will sound like a psychopath. me?? i am not the one with all this information stored in my head!

<wonders if ex colleagues will offer me a discount for future therapy>

QuietTiger Wed 27-Jul-11 21:12:45

Personally, chickchickchicken, I think an M16A14 is too good for them. I think a rusty pitchfork into a very delicate place, then twisted slowly, would be far more effective, because they could be reminded of their stupid actions, and why they were stupid, whilst you did it. At least then you could also claim that it was an "educational" experience for them! grin

DogsBestFriend Wed 27-Jul-11 21:14:25

My day's just got worse... seriously worse.

Someone has it in for me and is about to make my life hell.

Great. sad

QuietTiger Wed 27-Jul-11 21:18:08

The only thing I can say is that I'm thinking of you. sad And if I can help, PM me, because the help is offered.

DogsBestFriend Wed 27-Jul-11 21:20:06

Thanks QuietTiger... it's not dog (or animal) related, am trying to calm down and think what to do for the best now.

QuietTiger Wed 27-Jul-11 21:21:38

Rusty pitchfork. Works every time. wink

kid Wed 27-Jul-11 21:24:15

Hope whoever has it in for you doesn't succeed.
I also think you should report the person that was on your property to the police. If they do anything again, it would make it easier for the police to do something about it.

CoffeeIsMyFriend Wed 27-Jul-11 21:28:16

OMFG! Your day sounds horrendous.

CAn I do anything? Except bitch slap the woman who gave up the dog, stupid arse.

PM me if you want to. x

chickchickchicken Wed 27-Jul-11 22:07:25

quiettiger - yes a rusty pitchfork sounds ideal. prolong the pain and remind them of how the dog they sold on gumtree may be suffering

DBF - vent or pm whenever you like

nojustificationneeded Wed 27-Jul-11 22:19:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MotherJack Wed 27-Jul-11 22:27:47

Oh dear... sorry the twonks have launched another attack from another side, DBF. Hope you have a lot of real life support... and if not there are always ears round here(s) x

CoffeeIsMyFriend Thu 28-Jul-11 08:35:44

liking the idea of a rusty pitchfork!

Hope after a nights sleep you feel more positive. x

DogsBestFriend Thu 28-Jul-11 22:07:45

A sincere "thank you" to you all.

Now it's sorted I can explain, was too stressed to last night.The arsey door-banger was a teenage 'running wild' relative who a few of the family are not best pleased with atm. Apparently I had some stuff of theirs (discovered since I actually do have it, left here last time they were here).

They decided to go to the police - someone else let me know they were but not why so all last night I was worried what the feck I was being accused of, knowing I haven't done wrong but wondering what the latest attention seeking trick was.

A phone call from the police sorted it tonight, very nice PC (young but sympathetic to adult suffering teenage behaviour) is happy for me to drop stuff at someone else's house so they can hand it over and is going to warn twonk about harassment, trespass and breach of the peace if they cause me grief again.

Those of you who've wished me well and messaged me, thank you all so much. I'm genuinely touched by your kindness. <<gulp>>

Apologies that I haven't answered pms yet, was so bloody stressed and upset last night and all today. I'm going to chill with a glass of red tonight, will be out tomorrow but will answer tomorrow evening, promise.

THANK YOU. xx

Empusa Fri 29-Jul-11 00:29:37

Glad that's sorted!

Hope you are enjoying your wine, you deserve it after all of that!

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 29-Jul-11 00:43:55

Glad it's sorted, DBF. I too have had a frustrating couple of days with dog "owners"

First a young guy who apparently "rescued" a 6wk-old puppy hmm but wants to keep it, and will I vaccinate it etc for free. I explained to him that the SSPCA/rescue would be able to find the dog a good home (they are actually pretty good up here), but he wants to keep it. I gently point out to him that the cost of vaccines is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dog ownership costs, but he merrily wanders off to see if the long-suffering PDSA will accomodate his desire to have an animal he can't afford and has no intention of paying for anything for angry

then I had to PTS a young-ish dog for biting a child, and the owner rationalised that the dog had "brought it on itself. It's (its) own fault" angry But once a dog has bitten, and the owner wants PTS (apparently this wasn't the first time) I have no choice, really. Felt really shit sad

Add to that the fact that I can't persuade most of my cross-puppy owners to have their bitch spayed, despite reasoned talk of strain of pregnancy on bitch/ unwanted puppies/ responsibility of sensible breeding, because they all want "to take a litter off her", no doubt seeing £££ signs, and encouraged by the fact ridiculous and unregulated crosses are going for stupid money...

And don't tal to me about the local council......

DogsBestFriend Fri 29-Jul-11 01:14:39

I couldn't do your job Jooly, I'd thump people!

There should be the hypocratic oath for vets, to relieve them of this moral dilemma... First, do no harm...

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 29-Jul-11 01:22:54

Tis pants at times, DBF, that's for sure!

But you have to keep reminding yourself about the nice people (and animals grin) and keep going, don't you?

Ah well. Maybe it will all be good tomorrow, huh?

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