QUOTE(TheAbyss13 @ Apr 17 2006, 01:47 PM)
I finally got past this stupid glitch. I finished the quest and got that damn dog statue removed! It only took me 30 some odd tries.
This is what I did: I went to the shrine and gave him the sword, and right after he stopped talking, I waited for three hours. Right after that, I waited for three more hours. Again, and again, and again, I waited for three hours. I think I did it around 5 or 6 times. Then right after that, I fast travelled to the imperial temple district (I think). The dog finally started talking and was removed. I didn't move or breathe for a minute. It didn't freeze. That's how I got around this glitch. God that sucked.
i can verify that this method works. i just tried it and it worked the first time. i rested for 3 hours 6 different times and then fast traveled to the waterfront and everything was fine. now when i go back to the shrine, the dog statue is there like normal.
every other method i tried did nothing for me so cheers.