Disabled people are once again being forgotten about (Picture: Grace Elizabeth Photography) It’s 10am and I’m walking down the street to catch my next train for work with my guide dog, Ida. Despite it still being early, I’ve already been shoulder-barged twice, and a member of the public has stepped into my personal space to stroke Ida, irrespective of her wearing a harness that clearly displays the words: ‘Please do not distract me, I’m a working guide dog’.
Simon Lilley is walking to Downing Street to highlight the plight of families whose pets are stolen (Picture: BPM)‘We’ve had lots of hoax and scam calls, we’ve had children phone us up and say it’s about your dog, then giving us hope and then saying it’s dead.
It’s been a busy week for animals in the media spotlight, with Prince Harry taking time out from his explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey to feed the chickens and US president Joe Biden forced to banish his two German shepherds Champ and Major home to Delaware following a “biting incident” at the White House.
’Polar meant everything to us all, he made this family complete,’ owner Kristie Skinner said (Pictures: Triangle News)A four-month-old puppy has been put down after being savagely attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the street.
Jack Russell Dilyn was adopted by Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in September 2019 (Picture: Reuters/Downing Street)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is the star of the Prime Minister’s 2020 Christmas card.
Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian The charity has 1,060 active patients, which includes 397 staffordshire bull terriers like Poochie, 93 cats, two rabbits and one ferret – and these pets provide crucial companionship and a sense of responsibility to people experiencing homelessness in different ways, from people sleeping on a friend’s sofa or living in temporary accommodation to those having to bed down on the streets.
Carrie Symonds with her new pup (Picture: Twitter/@carriesymonds)For all the different news stories coming out of Downing Street this week, Boris Johnson adopting a new puppy for the famous residences is certainly the most light-hearted one, even if it isn’t welcome news for Larry the cat .
A momentary distraction from what is likely to be a hugely turbulent week in politics has arrived at Downing Street, in the form of a 15-week-old puppy.The arrival of the dog may come as a shock to 12-year-old Larry, the No 10 cat which has served three prime ministers.