Our newest member of the ‘YourPlace Pack’ is Betty Boo, a 6 year old, short-haired Dachshund and loyal companion to Audrey since November 2019.
Betty Boo was originally from New Zealand and was brought to SA as a breeding dog. She won numerous competitions and had 18 puppies during the early years of her life. Complications during the delivery of her last litter meant that Betty Boo was unable to have more puppies. Audrey took her in as she was no longer wanted by the breeder.
Betty Boo enjoys sitting in the trolley basket during their regular outing to Bunnings. She loves her vegies and believe it or not can consume up to 6 bags of carrots and 25 cucumbers a week, either by hand or with her regular meals. This is just as well as BettyBoo doesn’t care much for water.
At night, she snuggles up with Audrey in her matching dressing gown.
Audrey’s daily routine is now dictated by the charming but demanding BettyBoo. Luckily Audrey is retired and has plenty of time to devote to BettyBoo. Not that Audrey is complaining as she believes BettyBoo deserves the attention.
During COVID-19, Audrey and BettyBoo have been inseparable: “She saved me and in turn I saved her” says Audrey.
The story of Audrey and BettyBoo is a heartening example of the benefits of pet ownership.
TIP: Genuine meat bones may be tempting, but it’s best to stick to rawhide. Bones can chip and hurt your dog if sharp fragments are ingested. Rawhide is completely healthy and improves the teeth, and therefore is preferable to animal bones.
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Did You Know ?
No, it’s not just to make themselves look adorable. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.