Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Hattie the Staffie loves her prize bed

HOME comforts mean everything to a winner of last year’s Top Dog competition, writes Phil Simms.

HOME comforts mean everything to a winner of last year’s Top Dog competition, writes Phil Simms.

Hattie, a two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, won the Tails of the Brave and Bold category and one of her prizes was a new dog bed which she loves.

Owner Ann Cowdery, from Nicholas Hill Farm, Henley, says: “The prizes were fabulous. Hattie loved all of them but I think the best one was her bed.

“She was in a similar sort of bed before but this one is more luxurious and she really nestles down in it. It can be difficult getting her up in the morning.”

Hattie was six months old when Mrs Cowdery picked her up from Battersea Dogs Home.

She had been found wandering the streets of Hounslow and was taken into a dog pound but hadn’t been claimed so was sent to the home.

Hattie was quite bald, had no confidence and didn’t bark or know how to play.Now, thanks to the love and care of her owner, she is a happy dog.

Hattie’s prizes included the pillow bed from Hugo & Hennie, worth £94, an organic trial box of Lily’s Kitchen dog food, traditional afternoon tea at Hotel du Vin and a hydrotherapy session at Doggy Dips in Sonning Common.

Mrs Cowdery said: “She loved the fantastic organic food and I have carried on with it but with dogs you have to mix it up a bit because they can go off things if they have too much of it.

“I took her to the vets recently and the vet said she is in superb condition.”

Mrs Cowdery says Hattie won’t be entering this year’s competition but she will be supporting a friend who is taking part.

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