Story one: our "million paws" walk to raise money for the RSPCA this last weekend was disastrous for one young woman, who was confronted at her car and had her valuable beloved pooch stolen by a couple who unbuckled the dog's collar and bundled him (her?) into a car which was then driven away by a third person.
The value of the dog is irrelevant, I know, any dog at all being stolen at such an event, or anywhere else for that matter, is bad news.
The woman found her car tyre had been deflated as well, so she couldn't chase after the car that was taking away her dog. Number plates on that car had been obscured with duct tape.
The woman was in tears as she spoke to Channel Seven, saying that perhaps the thieves would try to have her dog desexed and that she had alerted all vets in the area.
I hope the bastards get caught and the dog rescued and returned to the owner. Unharmed.
Story two: an upset young mother left a hairdressing salon with her hair half cut and still damp after being refused further service when she began breast feeding her baby. (I'm unclear whether service was actually refused or simply put on hold)
Things have progressed to the point where she is no longer welcome at that salon, ever.
This seems a little harsh and I disagree with their statement to that effect.
On the other hand, there have been several phone calls back and forth and perhaps the 'harassment" has been too much for the salon owner who no longer wants to be involved in the whole affair.
BUT....I agree with the stylist not continuing with the cutting while the woman was breast feeding.
She stated that she was worried about hair snippets falling into the baby's face and I think that is fair. I've felt those hair snippets myself when they fall onto my face near my eyes or down my collar and they are sharp. If one or two was to get into the baby's eyes, imagine the distress to all concerned.
And another thing, if your damp hair dries out too much during styling, the stylist will get her spray bottle of water and damp it down. Again, there is the possibility of over spray landing on the baby's face.
And what about hot air and noise from a dryer?
In my opinion, the mother should not have started breast feeding while having her hair cut.
Have a friend there to comfort the baby if necessary, or if the baby really does need feeding, then go ahead and feed, but let the stylist step away and finish the cutting when the feeding has finished.
I saw the child on TV and she is not newborn, so I'd think feeding schedules are fairly regular and an appointment for hairdressing could be organised around them.
I've had haircuts in the past and not even taken my babies to the salon. I left them with a neighbour I knew and trusted or with their father if he was home at the time of the appointment.
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