5 of Norfolks most loved pets

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 February 2016

Susie Fowler-Watt & husband Alex Dunlop with their pets Tiggy the labrador and Katya the cat.

Susie Fowler-Watt & husband Alex Dunlop with their pets Tiggy the labrador and Katya the cat.


February isn’t just a month to show the people in your life some love. Local celebs and readers say why they love their pets so much

Susie and Alex's pet ducksSusie and Alex's pet ducks

DP Norfolk magazine columnist and BBC Look East presenter Susie Fowler-Watt says:

“What I love about all our pets is they are very sociable - even our ducks will come in the house if the door is left open. But unlike with the children, I do have a favourite: my golden retriever Tiggy. She’s a big bear of a dog, but the gentlest animal you could find. Despite being ridden, laid on and dressed up (by the kids!), she’s never once shown any frustration.

Ben Fogle with his newest labrador StormBen Fogle with his newest labrador Storm

My husband is more of a cat person. Katya is his little shadow – she would be quite happy to live permanently on his lap. He uses this as an excuse not to move from the sofa: ‘Please could you get me a refill, as I don’t want to disturb Katya’.”

Brian the AlpacaBrian the Alpaca

Broadcaster, adventurer and author Ben Fogle, loves walking his dogs on the beaches of north Norfolk, and has recently written the book Labrador:

The Story of the World’s Favourite Dog. He says:

Tigerlily the Border TerrierTigerlily the Border Terrier

“I’ve had three Labradors in my life, and what I love is their happy-go-lucky, bouncy, tail-wagging demeanour. They have a joie de vivre that is infectious. It’s refreshing and uplifting in a world that is often all about being cool or acting in a certain way and part of the reason I decided to write a book about these magnificent creatures.”

Buddy the lab loves puddlesBuddy the lab loves puddles

Baker-Attew Eventing,

“My border terrier Tigerlily is loyal, comical & my best friend”

Richard & Katharine Wolstenholme, 

“The best thing about #BrianTheAlpaca is he always makes me smile ❤”

Rhiannon Chisholm, 

“Buddy the Lab 1. loves puddles, 2. loves food & 3. loves sleeping. I love him cause he’s just like me!”

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