Our little star

Suki entered our lives two years ago.

Stoke-on-Trent did seem an awfully long way to be going to see a dog we had some doubts about. True, she had the advantage of being a Springer Spaniel, but she was one short in the leg department (on account of running into a ditch a year earlier).

It took well under a minute for the three of us to be sufficiently charmed to take her on.

They said ‘she’s a little star’ – and indeed she is.

To avoid any possible confusion with our youngest, we renamed her from Louise to Suki.

I assumed that a 3-legged dog would spend all its time on the ground floor – a notion quickly dispelled by the fast-moving blur of her running up and down the stairs.

She differs from her predecessor in some key ways.

She likes her bed (this is one of several):

She is not entirely convinced of the merits of fruit:

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