When David and Charlotte decided it was time for more children, they turned to the SPCA and brought home an adorable blonde Labrador cross puppy. The old, scraggly dog ended up in the car by mistake, and the third pup adopted us by turning up on our doorstep one day with no microchip and a friendly smile.
Subsequently, it has emerged that Tali is part Labrador, part horse; as this eternal teenager is all gangly legs, waggy tail, and stands tall enough to rest her head on the desk. She has been known to randomly walk into electrical fences and chase her own shadow.
Balu was recently entered into a ‘recognise the animal by its eye’ competition, and was identified as a Wild Dog. This once proud, free-roaming master of stealth has well and truly found his home and is happiest when lying still, farting and snoring under his Dad’s desk.
Leia is a true little Princess and full of attitude, often to be found paddling in the office water feature, raiding the bins or chasing birds on the lawn. She’s also quite partial to eating her own basket and playing tug of war with her blankets.
Balu, what meal could you eat everyday: Anything that I can reach, and eat before I’m caught.
Tali, what do you like to get up to in your spare time: I enjoy barking at tree mice, chasing my own tail and annoying the guinea pigs.
Leia, tell us about your hobbies: I like to see how many sprinkler pipes I can eat before I’m sick. I also love to play hide and seek by lying as still as possible on the children’s bedroom rug, and curling myself up into a ball so that I won’t be seen when it’s time to go outside at bedtime.