Comic and broadcaster PJ Gallagher had three canine till final November when Lylo, his collie cross, died. He shares custody along with his ex of Stella, a Staffordshire Terrier and Wendy, a Weimaraner. PJ is an envoy for Canines Belief.
What’s the very best factor about being a canine proprietor, and what’s the worst?
The factor I like least it the accountability. You’ve bought to do a whole lot of train and coaching however the very best factor is that you just get all of it again. They educate you to understand the straightforward issues in life.
How did you give you the names?
So long as the primary letter matches the breed, I’m glad. I like human names on canine.
What’s their favorite spot for a stroll?
We go to Bull Island, St Anne’s Park and Fairview Park however I believe Howth is their favorite as a result of it’s a uncommon deal with and I believe they just like the view greater than I do.
How do they get on collectively?
Wendy may be very laid again. She is the queen, she needs you to do her bidding, and depart her alone whereas Stella, who’s youthful, loves the eye. They only have totally different ranges of ‘demandingness’.
The place do Stella and Wendy sleep?
Within the mattress with me. You know how they are saying ‘for those who lie down with canine, you rise up with fleas’ however I believe it’s really ‘for those who lie down with canine, you rise up with ease’. There’s nothing worse than the sound of an individual loud night breathing however there’s actually nothing nicer than the sound of a canine loud night breathing. It’s the nicest sound in the entire world.
Canine vogue — yay or nay?
Wendy has implausible Christmas jumpers and Halloween gear, she doesn’t thoughts getting dressed up… however Stella doesn’t like sporting garments in any respect.
What’s the one place you want you may take them however can’t?
I’d like to take them to work each single day however, sadly, I can’t. For holidays, I can solely think about the craic of sitting in top quality on a airplane and them getting the doggie equal of champagne in a fantastic crystal bowl. I would like them to stay like rockstars.
If they might change one factor about you, what do suppose it will be?
Although I stroll them for hours, I’m certain they want me to stroll them extra.
What bought you and your canine via lockdown?
We have been very fortunate that we have been inside 5K of two parks and a seashore.
Which fictional character are your canine most like?
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. The 2 of them are precisely like that, they even appear to be them. One is a giant hen, afraid of every little thing and toddler is the one with all the boldness and the braveness.
Who would they prefer to share a water bowl with?
I’d say Bród and Misneach, President Higgins’ canine.
What’s their most treasured possession?
Stella has an enormous tennis ball and for Wendy, it’s the largest stick she will be able to discover.
What do you suppose is their greatest worry?
Stella’s greatest worry is being left on her personal and Wendy’s greatest worry is getting an excessive amount of consideration.
What one piece of recommendation would you give to Eire’s 1000’s of latest canine homeowners?
Put the time in and put money into good coaching. Don’t suppose you are able to do all of it your self and in addition, make sure that your canine are neutered.
Other than listening to you each morning on radio, what music do they like?
They love Bob Marley. You may see it in them. They relax.
What’s the naughtiest/most embarrassing factor they’ve ever executed?
When Wendy was younger, we have been on the seafront in Clontarf. A person had purchased a pizza and he or she jumped up on his lap and began consuming it. I provided to purchase him a brand new pizza. He wasn’t impressed in any respect.
Do they like watching telly?
Wendy used to get upset by the opening credit on Breaking Dangerous and Stella is just not too keen on the information, no matter it’s concerning the music, it actually upsets her. It have to be the finance markets she is upset about.
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