I dont know how it is in the US, but generally in Britain when you lose a pet, you advertise on trees in the area, and slowly work on getting your children used to the idea that Spot “has had to go away for a while.”
But not in Ireland. (I know that Ireland isnt technically British, but its close by, OK?) The BBC is reporting a remarkable story from Dublin:
Brock the Jack Russell goes missing. Several days pass. Dog considered gone. Kids told “Brock has had to go away for a while.” They cry (probably the BBC was a little light in the detail). Dad sits down to watch major sporting event on TV (with a beer, I imagine), sees Brock running around on the pitch. Family re-united with dog. Depression lifted. The end.
Its a great story. Worthy of a film even. And if I were in advertising, I would so sign that dog up. Think of the brands he could work for! Nike. Budweiser. Paxil. The family are sitting on a gold mine!
— Barry Shaverin