Tuesday 22 October 2019

My Pet: Cute terrier Gibbs loves the park life

Gibbs the dog
Gibbs the dog

I grew up in the Mountains of Mourne in what was a caravan park but when my humans left they left me behind and I went on the run.

Children on bikes and men in hi-viz coats took six months to catch me before I spent my first birthday at the Corran Kennels. I am part Jack/part Parson Russell/part Fox Terrier - but most people think I am all cute.

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Then my human mummy and daddy came and took me from there in their car and forgave my motion sickness and a lot of things in the early days nearly six years ago.

They named me Gibbs - after the NCIS investigator on TV as I am always sticking my nose into things indoors and outdoors. I have a big sister Helen and brother Mark who love me and Helen has her own dog, a rescue greyhound Isy, who is my friend. We exercise a lot in Ormeau Park in Belfast now where there are lots of good dogs and a few I am not sure of - being a terrier.

Name: Gibbs

Finest hour: Chasing swifts and squirrels

Likes: Eating mummy and daddy's food

Dislikes: Most big dogs, squirrels and cats

Padraig Murphy, Ravenhill, Belfast

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