Friends remain reunited

AFTER more than a year at the RSPCA animal centre in Martlesham, this odd pair are finally settled in their new home.Flash, a four-year-old greyhound, and Daisy, a two-year-old terrier, arrived at the centre last year and have been inseparable ever since.

AFTER more than a year at the RSPCA animal centre in Martlesham, this odd pair are finally settled in their new home.

Flash, a four-year-old greyhound, and Daisy, a two-year-old terrier, arrived at the centre last year and have been inseparable ever since.

RSPCA staff had to wait several months for legal proceedings to finish before searching for a new home for the dogs and when an appeal was launched, it was on the condition that they were homed together.

When Shirley Hooton, of Broom Knoll, East Bergholt, first clapped eyes on the pair, she knew she was the right owner for them.


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The 72-year-old said: “I had a dog that died nearly two years ago so I was looking for another one.

“From a young age, I have always had dogs and I normally go to the RSPCA for its open day to support them.

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“When I saw Flash I thought he was exactly what I was looking for. He even came up and gave me a kiss. I didn't mind taking Daisy as well although I have never had two dogs before.”

After a few visits both at the centre and in her home, she was allowed to take them permanently and now couldn't imagine life without the troublesome twosome.

Daisy was just five months when she first went into kennels so has not had much experience of a real home before, and Flash has also not had many owners.

She added: “It took them a while to adjust to things like the central heating coming on, because they are not use to the noise. They also go mad when the telephone rings.

“They love to play together and they each have their own characters. They like to run like lunatics round the garden and then at night

they sleep in baskets next to each other.

“I am very pleased I have got them now. I wouldn't have wanted to separate them for the world.”

Have you homed a pet in need? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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