So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog

National Service-my best April fool yet????



Can’t believe what arrived in the post this morning. Having got the dog sorted with chip, passport and Council, I get a notification from the Government. Apparently they need dogs to train as mountain rescue, sniffer dogs and so on as there is a shortage. Swingle is an Austrian dog and so they will take her for two weeks training and then she can be called at any time of national emergency. Unless I pay an opt out fee of 200 Euros. another nice little earner for Austrian burocracy. Who said dog ownership was easy?

Author: annarashbrook

English Ex-pat living in Austria, Christian, blogger (of course) writer, photographer, dog owner!

5 thoughts on “National Service-my best April fool yet????

  1. I was just going to write some harsh thinking here…but ooooooh, you really fooled me as well!


  2. Seriously? They can just take her for training even if you don’t want to participate (unless you pay, of course) – I don’t see how two weeks of training, and then calling her out in a national emergency would even work. Would she even remember the commands if she isn’t using them daily?


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