Holly’s happy end­ing

The Cobram Courier - - COBRAM SHOW 2017 - By Lach­lan Durl­ing

After see­ing Holly in the Co­bram Courier, Jill Sheedy de­cided it was time for a new pet.

Holly was a stray res­cue dog who stole Ms Sheedy’s heart the mo­ment she set eyes on her.

A fan of Mal­tese shih tzu dogs, Ms Sheedy de­cided to adopt the dog.

When she found out that no-one had in­quired about Holly, Ms Sheedy knew she could give Holly a good home.

‘‘I had a Mal­tese shih tzu but she went blind, and liv­ing in a house with brick walls, she kept bang­ing into ev­ery­thing,’’ she said.

‘‘Holly was ad­ver­tised in the Courier as a shih tzu, but she’s ac­tu­ally a grif­fon ter­rier.

‘‘She has sep­a­ra­tion anx­i­ety which means she has a hard time be­ing alone, ev­ery time I leave she’s wait­ing at the door for me when I get back home.’’

One time Holly had de­cided enough was enough and dug un­der a fence in search of Ms Sheedy, who at the time was play­ing golf with friends.

Just over a year on from her adop­tion, Holly is still just as mis­chievous as ever.

‘‘She’s got a great per­son­al­ity and she rarely barks, but she rips apart ev­ery soft toy I get her,’’ Ms Sheedy said.

‘‘Now I only buy the hard ones so that she can’t get through them.’’

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