Not many back gardens can boast having their own life safer. But then not many gardeners have a special Buddy in their lives.
Buddy is 15—which for a Jack Russell terrier means he’s an centenarian.
His owner, Sue, is a keen gardener. Not long ago, she, her husband and Buddy moved from a large property with lots of room for a big vegetable and herb patch to a townhouse where she’s niftily incorporating edibles—including a vertical vegetable garden—among the tropical greenery.
She wanted a water feature so now has an elegant 4 ft high terracotta pot with its own plants and two gold fish.
One day recently, she was inside when Buddy charged in, barking and insisting she follow him outside.
Buddy led her to the pot and barked at a squirming tiny gold body lying on the grass beside it. A gold fish had been a tad too exuberant in his swimming that day!
Sue soon had him back in the water with his friend thanks to the quick action of Buddy the Wonder Dog.
Not bad work for an old fella bred to hunt foxes!