What have we here - a new type of Pied Piper of Hamelin? Somebody with?
SV Man ringing bell at gate of house.
CU Dog barks.
SV Dog out of gate. Meets other dogs.
SV Man walks away with the dogs.
SV Dogs wait outside house.
SV Man coming out of house with dog.
LV Man along street with dogs.
SV Woman with dog at window of house.
SV Dog being let out of house.
SV Man waiting to cross road.
SV Man and dogs cross roads.
PAN From lake to dogs and man.
CU Dog with stick.
SV Dogs running at edge of lake.
SV Man throws stick into lake. Dogs go after it.
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Background: What have we here - a new type of Pied Piper of Hamelin? Somebody with sinister intentions, who makes little dogs go to the way of all sausage-meat? Have no fear, Madam, and don't call your local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. For this man is about to create a new profession. He is the City of Berne's only "puppysitter".
Mr. X - his name is not revealed - has made it his business to look after other people's dogs. He will take Fido or Fifi for a stroll down the road if Master is down with the 'flu' or Mistress is busy with the Monday washing.
So every morning he makes his round of calls, collecting his "flock". Even though he can't get them to walk in orderly "crocodile" fashion, he has them well under control. And when they get down to the lakeside, every one of his four-footed friends has a go at fetching back the stick from the water. Who's complaining about a dog's life now?