Free to any Willing Home

by duncanr

Roanoke man posted this heart-rending ad on Craiglist . . .

mollyMY girlfriend does not like my beagle molly. SO i have to rehome her. She is a purebred from a wealthy area and I have had her 4 years. She likes to play games. Not totally trained. Has long hair so she’s a little high maintenance, especially the nails, but she loves having them done. Stays up all night yapping but sleeps while I work. Only eats the best, most expensive food. Will NEVER greet you at the door after a long day or give you unconditional love when you’re down. Does not bite but she can be mean as hell!
So . . . . .

anyone interested in my 30 year old, selfish, wicked, gold-digging girlfriend? Come and get her! Me and my dog want her re-homed ASAP!!

two UK newspapers carried a story about the above ad, the Mail http://tinyurl.com/ohcs6jk and the Mirror http://tinyurl.com/q8qk6kk

now far be it for me, a humble half-soaked blogger to criticise ‘proper’ journalist but I had one of these deja vu moments when reading this ad. Within a few minutes, a google search found this story published over a year ago http://tinyurl.com/p8e3j4l

change the picture, add the name Molly, and the Mirror and Mail story turns out to be not so original after all – an example, perhaps, of what happens when tabloid journalists rely on what is trending on Facebook or other social media for a story ? 🙄

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One Comment to “Free to any Willing Home”

  1. This is great. Thank you

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