“EVERY morning when I wake up I realise that days seem brighter since my five-year-old Alaskan malamute came into my life.
“Maggie is a wonderfully gentle and caring dog. She knows when to cuddle and when to play. It is lovely to be able to care for something that gives me so much joy.
“Maggie is a loyal friend and our house (and garden) just wouldn’t be the same without her.
“My partner John asked me recently if I could say one thing to Maggie that she could understand what would it be?
“I didn’t hesitate in saying the words would be ‘I love you’. I know she knows but it would still be good to tell her as she definitely deserves my love and I am honoured to have hers.”