We kept our neighbor's dog when they went on vacation and we really enjoyed having her here. Apparently she enjoyed being here too, because every morning they let her out and she comes to my door. They don't have a fenced yard or electric fence so there's nothing stopping her. The parents have decided that they're too busy with travel baseball and swimming and four kids to give this dog the attention she deserves so they'd like to give her to us, but they don't know how to tell the kids.
They are considering not telling them anything, and just seeing how long it takes for them to notice she's gone. Thoughts??? Is it a dirty trick, or is it a good way to illustrate to the kids how little they focus on the dog?