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Ian O'Doherty: Seriously, when will people learn that a dog's not just for Christmas?

Published 07/01/2011 | 05:00

Putty in their paws: Ian with Sam the Cairn terrier (front) and Molly, a King Charles
Putty in their paws: Ian with Sam the Cairn terrier (front) and Molly, a King Charles

'This is the time of the year I dread. I can't believe that so many people still think it's a good idea to get a dog for Christmas and then decide by the start of January that the novelty has gone and they don't want them any more."

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These were the depressing words of a woman I know who works in a dog shelter.

Incredibly, despite the fact that anyone with a brain knows otherwise, people still insist on getting a dog -- usually a puppy -- for Christmas.

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