Skipper 1967 - 1982
We bought this puppy home from Shepherds Bush market, having been told that he was part Labrador and part Irish wolfhound. We had been sold a pup! Nevertheless, he was to give us enormous pleasure for nearly 15 years.
We named him Skipper (sailing days) and he was our introduction into the wonderful world of hounds. He had the deep chest and long legs of a running dog and he used these to full advantage, for he was an escapologist and should have been called Houdini. No matter how many times he was taken for walks, if anyone left the door or gate open, even for a second, he was off! He was well known at the local butchers!
Intelligent and loyal by nature, he was also telepathic and if Michael's parents were saving any left-overs for him, they would hear him bark at their door within 20 minutes. Fortunately they only lived at the other end of the village!
This dog was irreplaceable . . .