A hungry dog finds a home: A winter tale to warm the heart
I HOPE you think, as I do, that during this spell of inclement weather, a happy letter to warm the hearts of pet lovers everywhere is welcome. Here goes...
Many years ago the daily 'pinta' was delivered 365 days a year, as traditional as our 'cuppa' tea.
The milk, pasteurised and sterilised, was bottled in the Great Thornton Street building and distributed from smaller depots around the City.
One such depot was situated behind the Co-op shop on the corner of De La Pole Avenue.
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Our milk floats were parked in a yard next to the public house in Boothferry Road and put on charge overnight, being powered by a set of large batteries.
One day a foreman milkman returned with a half-starved dog.
He told me he had bought a tin of dog food from one of the many corner shops around our city, nearly all gone now thanks to supermarkets everywhere.
When the foreman returned to the depot while I was counting the cash and milk tokens I'd taken that day, he had the most bedraggled and half-starved dog one could imagine. He said it had come up to him snuggled into his legs and he decided to take it home, despite his wife hating dogs.
The next day I asked how he had got on.
"Well," he said, "when I told her what I had done, she was none too pleased to say the least. She asked where it was I said it was in the back yard but when she went to look at it with its doleful eyes, she said 'Come on in then'."
Mr BW Buchan, Askew Avenue, Hull.