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    Default New Dog!

    My aunt has been in hospital, was set to come home next week as she was in rehab and everything was fine. We have been watching her dog Jackson. This morning she passed away from a heart attack and after a lot of confusion, wtf's and I can't believe its, we've somehow ended up keeping Jackson.

    He's registered as a staffy but I've seen photos of those breeds and he's either a really bad line or mixed.

    I know I need to ring the council and also the national register to change his microchip details. He's been with us for about 8 weeks so there's not going to be any settling in problems.

    My dad loves him and was going to have trouble giving him back so keeping him is logical. He's a fantastic boy, listens to every command immediately, loves cuddles and is friendly to every dog and person he meets. He does get anxiety if we leave him home alone and he will try to escape, but I've been taking Roxie to obedience school so he can come along. He needs lessons in loose lead walking for sure.

    Here are some very recent photos of him. They are all I have but he does have ears!!




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    What a great looking dog & glad to hear he has a great new home where he's already settled.

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    Hi,

    I am sorry for your loss. Jackson is a great looking dog and I am very happy to hear that he stays with you.
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    My condolences for your loss, and Jackson is a lucky boy in a very good new home.

    I would suggest to embark any evidence of dog from your aunt’s place before the trustee comes for an inventory.
    The trustee may confiscate the keys and lock and seal the place after its coming.
    Any dog accessories will be lost unless you take them now.

    There’s no risk of complication because the trustee only makes an inventory of what there is when it comes.
    Don’t leave any valuables in the place, the trustee will write them down and asses their value to slap its fat commission onto them.
    Trustee employees can’t be trusted, I’ve seen employees of the public trustee steal a jar full of coins.

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    The trustee is only a problem if the aunt forgot to write a will (or tell anyone where it is). Ie the public trustee is what you get if you don't have a will when you die, and they take 25% of any remaining asset value after debts have been paid.

    So it's good to have a will even if it all says "I leave everything to my nearest surviving relative to distribute as s/he sees fit." And then you have to get it witnessed ... Usually the executor of the estate sorts out who gets what and there isn't usually a fight over the dog - unless it is the main beneficiary of the will.

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    Sorry for your loss.....he has an adorable face, such sweet eyes. And is very lucky to be loved by you and your Dad
    Pets are forever

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    Thanks guys

    She didn't have a will, but she also had nothing else so there is no problem. We contacted the bank and they wrote us a cheque from her account to cover the funeral cost. She had some jewelery that we now have that will go to her boys and that's all. It was all very simple which was lucky.

    It's funny how things have changed with Jackson now. I said to him before, 'Holiday's over. Time to start learning the rules'. We've been slack because we thought he was going home. He's very good anyway so there's not much to refine him with.

    Thanks for the comments, advice and condolences Have a Happy New Year.

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    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Your Aunt would be so pleased her dog will be so well looked after.

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