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My Pet: Dogs must take advantage of humans says Abbie Hunter

PUBLISHED: 13:33 25 October 2014

Abbie Hunter

Abbie Hunter

Archant

The lengths human beings will go to!

I just cannot believe it. Sitting here this week in my fluffed quilted bed, I read The Guardian. Usually I’m a Dogs Time lady but I decided to give the investigative paper a go and what did I find out!

As I’m sure you know, the Swedish navy has been all at sea (I am working on these) and been trying to find a mystery submarine.

There are fears Vladimir Putin’s expansive-thinking Russia is playing Battleship in the Baltic Sea.

Careerist journalists hell-bent on a scoop (my human person Matt could learn a lot from them) are trying to track down the vessel. According to The Guardian, local fishermen are charging £100 an hour so the hacks can pursue the story by hiring their craft.

Personally I think it’s nothing more than a continental Nessie but with less tartan.

Despite this, all these enterprising anglers gave me a thought. No, not to make another desperate plea for walkies but about making money.

As human beings are so gullible − Matt should know − myself and chums Margot the dalmatian from Milden and Frank the labrador from Leiston set ourselves a task.

Humans love their pets − especially, and rightfully, dogs. So wouldn’t they do anything to find their lost pooches? We decided to do daily rounds to find dogs willing to get in on the scheme – for a small sum they let us take them from their homes and keep them warm, fed and watered for 24 hours.

But, of course, for a substantial fee we help the frantic owners, too − by providing searching dogs. That’s just capitalism, isn’t it?

As told to Matt Hunter

The Orwell Bridge has reopened this morning after 80mph winds battered Suffolk and brought its closure.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

Across Suffolk, dozens of bands, singers, solo acts, choirs and orchestras ply their trade on evenings and weekends as part of the county’s eclectic night time economy.

High winds have led to rail service cancellations including on the mainline from Suffolk and Essex to London and local routes between Sudbury and Marks Tey.

High winds have brought down overhead power cables leaving homes in many Suffolk and Essex communities without electricity.

A well known west Suffolk pub has suddenly closed its doors after the district council received a licence review application from police, stating the premises was ‘associated with serious crimes and disorder’.

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