“We adopted Brandy through DAWGS about 10 years ago as a companion for our spaniel, Cassie (also from DAWGS, but sadly no more).
We met this very thin and worried-looking 12-month-old red working cocker at the Dawghouse, Lang Stracht and we were instantly smitten. Of course, this was before we learnt about his deplorable eating habits and that lead-walking gave a new meaning to the term “seagull on a wire”.
Some careful research and an improved diet helped to turn Brandy into the handsome and much- loved spaniel he is today. However, it also unleashed his high energy levels and we quickly realised that we had, in fact, taken on a pocket whirlwind who could not sit still for a second. Fortunately, he loved a mix of training and play time, especially with a favourite ball, and still does. Living in a rural area it has been great fun trying to keep up with him on walks and even if he disappeared occasionally (well nobody is perfect), he would return contritely looking for his usual muddy cuddle.
He has calmed down a fair amount these days, although he still loves to be out and about especially with the grandchildren and their dogs.
Brandy has been a true joy and we will always be grateful to DAWGS for having the opportunity to care for him.”