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The article says that Clara Peters was a housewife, which seems unlikely given the nature of her public offer. But who knows.

Alberni Valley Times - Aug 13, 1974

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 09, 2023
     Category: Dogs | 1970s | Love & Romance

She certainly fits the bill for the numerous porn movies that were made about her story.
Posted by Yudith on 10/09/23 at 11:55 AM
Excerpt from a Reuter report in The Scotsman, 30 July 1974: “A West German woman who promised an ‘ecstatic night of lovemaking’ to the man who found her lost Yorkshire terrier had the dog returned today – by the Cologne Fire Brigade. The firemen refused to take the 30-year-old blonde up on her offer and accepted drinks instead, the Cologne Express newspaper reported.” The terrier was supposedly called Monki. By the time the story – which may have been made up in the first place by a German tabloid – was picked up by the Canadian Press, many details had changed.
Posted by Brian Chapman on 10/09/23 at 01:29 PM
Brian -- good find! Assuming the story wasn't made up in its entirety, it seems that a) the woman lived in Cologne, not London, b) her name wasn't Clara Peters, and c) her dog wasn't named Arnold. But apparently she was indeed a housewife, with a husband and two kids.
Posted by Alex on 10/09/23 at 02:58 PM
@Alex: it was made up in its entirety. In those days, both woman and fire department would have been in legal trouble in both locations, and they'd all have known it. Of course such matters happened, but they weren't advertised in the papers like this.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/14/23 at 08:03 AM
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