Pets & Other Animals

Racing pigeons

Birds are in Harry’s blood – his father bred canaries, and Harry has been racing his own pigeons for twenty eight years.

Taming a wild cat

A year ago, Justine’s parents were walking through Rathfarnham when they noticed a colony of feral cats at the back of a garage.

A swan story

Bray, the small town in Ireland that is my home, has its own resident flock of swans - around fifty of them live in the local harbour, and they are a popular draw to visitors.

A dog with a sore eye

Sasha is a Hungarian Vizla, a rare enough breed in Ireland, and she is a lovely good-natured dog. A few days ago, her owner noticed that her left eye was watering more than normal.