JOHN LYNCH, from Woodcote, says: “I would like to nominate our dog Lottie.
“She is an eight-year-old working cocker spaniel with a very engaging personality and a tail that never stops wagging.
“Passers-by will stop to speak to her on the street and, as she is used to playing with our three-year old grandson, she is more than happy when parents introduce their children to her for a quick pat.
“She will collect mail from our letter box and provide a delivery service and chase tennis balls all day if she gets a chance. Her favourite game is retrieving a ball deliberately thrown into the hedge by a mischievous small person! She enjoys watching children’s TV but stomps out of the room when football is on and does the same when the vacuum cleaner appears.
“When sniffing (as usual) in some woodland, Lottie found a wallet containing cards and cash. The owner was delighted to get it back. Over the last year she has suffered cancer in her paw and had to have a toe removed. This meant wearing a buster collar and bandage for weeks without complaint.