Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dog custody case

In the case of Whitmore v. Whitmore, decided today, a panel of the Court of Appeals including Judges McClanahan and Haley and Senior Judge Willis addressed the thirteen assignments of error raised by the ex-husband protesting the Circuit Court's award of all right and title to the couple's Welsh Corgi to the ex-wife, without even providing for visitation. The appellant claimed among other things that the Circuit Court failed to consider "the best interests of the dog." The appellee didn't want to share the dog because she didn't want to have anything more to do with her ex-husband.

The dog is not named in the opinion.

I can't give advice to Mr. Whitmore, but in my own case I rooted around Petfinder until I found another who looked about like the last two, and she's had a pretty good life these past twelve months.

1 comment:

J. Tyler Ballance said...

When I lived in Inchon, this dog would have been considered a good meal by local families.

Having lived where dog is considered, just another food source, makes me understand why so many Asians see Americans' propensity for cohabiting with animals with a mixture of bewilderment and disgust.

Perhaps even more bizarre, is the recent phenomena of "dog rescue." Given the environmental impact of all of that untreated shit on the landscape (hundreds of tons per year, in America) a logical thinking person would advocate for increased euthanasia of these mostly worthless, four-legged, shit dispensers.