Billy soaks up the harbour life

Billy soaks up the harbour life
Brendan Rees

Meet Billy, the 15-year-old border collie, who has adapted remarkably well to his new surroundings after moving from the UK a year ago.

While he may be slow these days, it doesn’t stop Billy from enjoying his daily walks along the waterfront and visiting the many cafes in the area including Cocobei Docklands which is “very pet friendly”.

His owner Kerrin Chapple said Billy loved the chance to meet new people and dogs while soaking up the bustling atmosphere and sea air.

“He’s really happy for an old boy. It’s nice and easy to get around and though he can’t really climb stairs anymore, all the buildings have ramps which certainly helps,” she said.

Despite his age and having lived in the UK for four years, Kerrin, who is pictured with her daughter Ashleigh, said Billy had a zest for life and enjoyed every moment in Docklands.

“You don’t have a backyard, so you’re always out and about and it’s a great way of meeting people, which is really nice.” •


Photography by Hanna Komissarova. 

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