THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESOrla was just six years old when Trixie arrived into the family household: she can barely remember life before Trixie.
Riley lives with three cats, and there’s continual low grade conflict. It’s nothing serious, and up until now, nobody has every been injured. It’s more that they tend to avoid each other, where possible.
Like most dogs, Pixie has been fit and healthy for most of his life. It was only two years ago, when he was eleven years old, that things began to go wrong.
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Blue lives the normal life of an active young adult dog. He spends most of his time around the home with Lukas, resting or wandering around the house.
Emma chose Sherlock carefully as a puppy: she heard about a family in the countryside who had a litter of collie pups, and she made a point of meeting both parent dogs.
Maggie is a Lurcher, which is not so much a specific breed as a particular type of dog. Classically, a Lurcher was an Irish poacher’s dog: a cross between a Greyhound and a Deerhound.
Many Bulldogs have snuffly breathing: their noses are flattened, and you can sometimes hear them coming before you see them.
Zaida has had complicated health problems recently. When she was ten years old, she started to have accidents around the house, suddenly passing floods of urine on the floor.
Fionn is only three years old, but he has had more than his fair share of health issues as a young dog.
The three sisters and their parents had originally wanted a rescued dog, but they had then decided that they’d prefer a pedigree pup, because they felt the adult version might be more predictable th ..
At thirteen years of age, Honey is now an elderly dog, even though she’s still as fit and healthy as ever.
Sasha is a good example of how successful a rescued dog can be: there is no need to buy an expensive pedigree or designer breed puppy.
Brocious technically belongs to Brian’s son: she was a present to him from some friends for his twenty first birthday.
Marloe's saga started a few weeks ago, when Aisling noticed a strange looking area of skin on the underside of her neck.
Abigail lives at home with her parents, along with their family dog, an eight year old Springer Spaniel called Daisy.
Ian married his wife Valerie fifty two years ago, and for the entire duration of their married life, they have owned West Highland White Terriers (so-called “Westies”).
Evie, along with her younger brother Jack, had been pestering their Mum for ages to get a dog. So they were delighted when she finally agreed that they could manage the time and money for their first pet.