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Sharing the Dog

30 January 2016

9:00 AM

30 January 2016

9:00 AM

The Dog share didn’t work out well in the end.
For a start, Dog — no mean manipulator —
cadged extra rations in Home A, so that Home B
was obliged to act the disciplinarian.
Then there was the quasi-polite dispute about
the missed flea drops and the bitten house-guest.

Goodwill flagged, and it was decided to scrap the
whole idea, and arrange for Dog to live in
Home A or Home B. But which? The arrangement —
something like an episode of adultery —
had begun with elements of euphoria
but later suffered painful side-effects.


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