You’d be bark­ing to not want a cal­en­dar...

Pick Me Up! Special - - Real Life Lethal - Lisa Gar­ner, 36, Stud­ley, War­wick­shire

My Cav­a­lier King Charles Spaniel, Lucy, 7, hasn’t al­ways looked like a model mutt. In Fe­bru­ary 2013, I dis­cov­ered her on a res­cue cen­tre web­site and learned she’d sur­vived ap­palling con­di­tions, hav­ing been bred for profit on a puppy farm.

Skin and bone, just 8lb – about half what she should be – Lucy was cov­ered in bald patches, and was nearly blind in her left eye.

I had two dogs al­ready – a Lhasa Apso, Daisy, then 4, and a

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