Albert lives alone with his beloved dog.
In the evenings they collect lost golf balls from the local course, which fetch a few pence from the pawn shop.
When Albert meets a woman in the pub, it looks as if his life is about to change.
The dog, however, has other ideas.
It looks as if Albert's life is about to change.
His dog, however, has other ideas.
Perhaps challenging the notion that a dog is man's best friend, this is a touching story of a dog so set in its ways that nothing will persuade it to alter its routine - not even moving house.
Philip Jackson reads another story taken from Alan Sillitoe's collected works.
Abridged by Fiona McAlpine.
Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.