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Shy, distrustful, semi-trainable and irresistibly lovable, Teddy taught us the virtues of patience. And now he’s gone

4th September, 2016
Teddy: a dog who would respond to his name within seconds and come running, smiling, happy

In most ways, he was a pain in the arse.

He ruined countless mats and rugs by peeing on them and worse. He was horribly prone to stomach upsets. His favourite trick was snacking on dead shellfish on the beach and then chucking it all up overnight in the kitchen.

He wasn’t even all that affectionate, as it goes. Sure, he wagged his tail and jumped up for treats. But unless there was something significant...

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