Deciding their 18-year-old pooch was more trouble than he was worth, a pair of dog owners took him to the local vet clinic for what they thought would be the last time. There, they told staff the little poodle was “stupid” and that they’d had their fill of him. But the animal medics weren’t so heartless; they reckoned there was life in the old dog yet.
Given the poodle’s advanced years, it’s not really surprising that his life was on the wane. The poor old pooch was blind and had lost all his teeth. Moreover, arthritis had gotten a grip on his frail old legs and he’d begun to suffer the odd accident back home. But was that really reason enough to cast him adrift?