I was dismayed to see your pic of the ravaged DS, but glad things seem to be resolving themselves OK.
(no compensation for the weeks you'll have been deprived of kiting though!)
Most responsible dog owners seem to have insurance these days, which is a help. But you may have been lucky that your particular dog owner was insured against damage claims as well as vets' fees.
And of course, it's the b*gg*rs who don't bother to insure that usually cause the most damage, isn't it?
Brian. (Past it, but reaching back!)
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