Craving peace in a lifetime of conflict

Craving peace in a lifetime of conflict

I must thank Paul Evans (Country Diary , 24 February) for summing up so well my feelings about life under our government: “a perpetual autumn in the realm of rot”.Maybe it’s time to dig out your old CDs, 23 February ).

Three-legged Golden Retriever living her best life thanks to new bionic leg

Three-legged Golden Retriever living her best life thanks to new bionic leg

They stay in touch, along with other members of Frankie’s litter and one of Frankie’s fellow Golden Retriever buddies, Mia. Joey said: ‘The bionic leg has improved her quality of life so much, she loves it’ (Picture: Mercury Press & Media) Joey and Jodie had lost Tucker, one of their Golden Retrievers, to cancer just three days before Frankie was born, and were looking to get another puppy to keep their other dog, 11-year-old Gabby, company.

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Frankie Tipton with Victoria and his previous guide dog Bentley (Picture: Thames Water / SWNS)But the news that’s definitely good is that the dog has now found a loving home where she doesn’t need to stress about doing a job that wasn’t right for her.

Best of Crufts: Dog warned trainer about her breast cancer

Best of Crufts: Dog warned trainer about her breast cancer

However, it was also time for the working dogs ’ to shine, with a trainer revealing that one of the dogs she worked alongside actually detected her early-stage breast cancer.

Dog born with hair growing through eyes gets saved from being put down

Dog born with hair growing through eyes gets saved from being put down

‘The man picked him up and he was a little dog with big fluff coming out of his eyes and I was told that because he was blind and he couldn’t be used on the farm or be sold as a pet.

Crufts Best in Show winner celebrates by pooing on floor during victory lap

Crufts Best in Show winner celebrates by pooing on floor during victory lap

Maisie went to the toilet during her victory lap (Picture: Getty Images) Owner Kim McCalmont was forced to pick the poo up (Picture: BackGrid)Ms McCalmont said of her success: ‘I have to say wow, it’s not very believable at this moment.

Stray Staffie with a glorious smile finds her forever home

Stray Staffie with a glorious smile finds her forever home

She was adopted by a family just a few days after arriving at the shelter (Picture: All Dogs Matter)‘We saw her lovely little smile and couldn’t resist,’ said Frankie, 18.

Puppy who was abandoned in a bin bag gets his forever home for Christmas

Puppy who was abandoned in a bin bag gets his forever home for Christmas

Percy is adorable (Picture: Laura Walters)Christmas has come early for one little puppy.Laura tells : ‘As soon as I heard what happened I felt like he deserved the best, and I knew he would love walking all day and sleeping on the sofa all night!

Frankie the beagle wears super cool doggles to go cycling with his human

Frankie the beagle wears super cool doggles to go cycling with his human

Frankie is definitely one of the coolest dogs out there (Picture: Garry Mullins / SWNS)Garry, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, said Frankie now stops traffic as passers-by attempt to capture photos of him in his striking cycling gear.

We’re big fans of these two-legged dogs who absolutely love each other

We’re big fans of these two-legged dogs who absolutely love each other

In a video taken by Theresa, Nessie can be seen nudging and touching Frankie Lou in an encouraging way, as Frankie Lou kicks her legs and rolls on the floor.

Tributes to boy, 9, mauled to death by dog during caravan holiday

Tributes to boy, 9, mauled to death by dog during caravan holiday

Tributes have been flooding in for Frankie Macritchie after he was killed by a ‘bulldog-type’ breed while alone in a caravan (Picture: SWNS) Relatives leave flowers at the entrance to Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall (Picture: SWNS)In a tribute issued through Devon and Cornwall Police, his family said the schoolboy had a ‘special heart’.

First picture of woman arrested after dog attack that killed boy, 9

First picture of woman arrested after dog attack that killed boy, 9

Sadie Totterdell was named as the woman arrested after Frankie was mauled to death (Picture: Facebook) The boy is believed to have been killed while he was in a caravan with the dog (Picture: SWNS)It was reported earlier on Monday that the boy had been left alone with the dog, named Winston – despite him already having carried out four less serious attacks, one of which happened just weeks before the fatal incident.

Boy, 9, mauled to death by dog is pictured as tributes pour in

Boy, 9, mauled to death by dog is pictured as tributes pour in

Frankie Willis was staying at the Tencreek Holiday Park in Cornwall (Picture: Facebook) Tributes have begun pouring in for the youngster (Picture: Facebook)It is thought the dog owner was staying next to them in a neighbouring caravan.

Woman in debt after spending £53,000 on dying dog says she doesn't regret it

Woman in debt after spending £53,000 on dying dog says she doesn't regret it

Jodi Ekberg, from New York, US, was so desperate to help her nine-year-old Siberian Husky Frankie, who was diagnosed with multicentric lymphoma in 2015, that she racked up £20,000 in credit card and loan debts.