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Pet’s Corner - December 2013 - January 2014

05 Dec 2013

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There's always time for a tummy rub

Chances are you have seen Gidget walking along the promenade at Docklands with her owner Monique. And quite possibly Gidget has rolled over on her back so that you can give her a tummy rub.

She loves those tummy rubs almost as much as she loves roast chicken and vegemite.

Gidget, a five-year-old Chow Chow is originally a Canadian native who emigrated to Docklands from Toronto.

On secondment in Toronto for four years, Monique decided that if she was to stay in Toronto then she needed to get herself a loyal companion. And so she chose Gidget. Or did she? Maybe

Gidget chose Monique. Gaze into those soulful Chow Chow eyes and you fall in love with this gorgeous dog.

“She is a very friendly, sociable dog who absolutely loves people but she can be stubborn sometimes,” Monique said.

Monique said, when she was on her twice-daily walks and didn’t want to go home, Gidget would “just sit on the ground and not budge”.

Also a lover of the beach, Gidget hasn’t yet figured out that she can swim or that cats are supposed to be her enemy. Rabbits, on the hand, well that’s another story.

History tells us that the Chow Chows were apparently bred in China to protect the Emperor. Given Gidget’s gentle nature, Monique doesn’t see a guard dog in her future.

By Lori Boys

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