A woman lived with the wrong dog for four months after groomer’s mistake
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A woman lived with the wrong dog for four months after groomer’s mistake

A woman accidentally picked up the wrong dog from the groomers and ended up living with her for four months!

You know when you get your dog groomed and you say ‘Wow, this looks like a totally different dog’? Well as it turns out, sometimes it’s because it IS a totally different dog.

A woman shared her story on Reddit of how she ended up living with a dog she didn’t know and she was understandably pretty pissed.

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Ok, so in early June [2014] my dog Emma (an all black Sheppard/Newf mutt) was taken to my local dog groomer to get her hair cut. When we got her back from her hair cut she began to act very strange.” the woman wrote.

Physically, she was identical but mentally she was not there. She began to get more aggressive (She bit my hand when I would feed her scraps, or she wanted my attention), ignore people whom she knew and was acquainted with (this dog bonded to me and ignored my father, brother, and neighbors), and she changed her entire routine with the family.

“See, my dog Emma was attached at the hip to my father, she would follow him around day and would even express anxiety whenever he would be away for long periods of time. But it just so happens that at the beginning of June My Father had to temporarily live on the opposite side of my state for work. And this dog that we had gotten back from the groomers was expressing all of my dog Emma’s mannerisms of anxiety of begin away from my father. Or so we thought.

“For Four months. For Four months I’ve been taking care of and loving this dog I was calling Emma who looked exactly like my dog but somehow different from the Emma I once knew.”

The Redditor was not wrong. It’s times like these that really confirm the idea of trusting one’s instincts.

“This morning my mother got a call from her groomer, a woman whom is a customer of my mothers at the dentist office that she works at. My mother after not seeing her since we got our dog back from her in June made an off hand comment about how Emma had been acting almost traumatized since we got her back in June. 

“The woman played it off like it was no big deal, the next day she called my mother. The call consisted of her asking my mother to bring Emma to a meeting at her shop immediately. Because another dog owner asked her the same question just the other day. 

“An hour ago my parents came home with my actual dog. The dog that I had been caring for was named Bear, 

“Their dog is my dogs almost identical twin sister from the same litter.”

After all of that the Redditor wrote an update on the post to say that the groomers had dropped off a gift basked as an apology with a written note,  one hundred dollar gift card, a number of dog treats and toys and also assorted snacks for the humans.

The writer did mention that despite the apology, they still weren’t very pleased with the whole ordeal.