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Ziggy Stardog takes to the road again

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 August 2001 | UPDATED: 15:16 03 March 2010

INTREPID traveller Ziggy, a Jack Russell terrier, has disappeared again - leaving her frantic family fearing she's hitched a lift with a stranger again.

Four years ago the Suffolk pooch went on an unscheduled trip, and her latest disappearence has left owners Georgiana and Frances Cavendish fearing she's done it again.

By NICK RICHARDS

nick.richards@ecng.co.uk

SHE'S done it again!

Four years after Ziggy, a Jack Russell terrier, jumped into a stranger's car and was abandoned on the street, her family fears she may have tried the same trick again.

The curious canine has a very trusting nature and loves nothing better than to hop in to cars and vans or trot along with passing cyclists at her home in Butley, near Woodbridge.

Last Friday morning she went missing from her home and has not been seen since.

Frances Cavendish, whose daughter Georgiana is Ziggy's owner, said that recently the troublesome terrier has been up to her old tricks again.

"Last month she jumped into the back of delivery van which was at my house. The van driver got all the way back to Saxmundham before turning around to bring Ziggy home.

"She waits at the end of the drive and if she sees a cyclist going past she will trot along behind them – she is very friendly and too trusting."

Georgiana has had the dog since she was given it for Christmas in 1996 and is finding life without Ziggy very hard according to her mother.

"She is terribly upset – Ziggy is the love of her life and they do everything together."

Back in the summer of 1997, Ziggy, then just a few months old, was thrown out of a car which the fearless pooch had had jumped into by mistake.

She was reunited with her owner three days later and then given the Evening Star royalty treatment.

Dubbed Ziggy Star Dog, she was taken on a chauffeur driven tour of Ipswich and Felixstowe where she was treated to steak, ice cream and a walk on the hallowed turf of Portman Road.

It was not the first time Ziggy had appeared in the Evening Star – she was actually bought from an advert placed in the paper.

Ziggy is a white and tan Jack Russell terrier who is almost five years old. She was last seen on Friday afternoon in Butley. She was wearing a leather collar and tag, but this may have fallen off.

There is a substantial reward on offer for anyone who has can find Ziggy.

Please contact Frances Cavendish on 01394 450046.

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