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Mushy P really is man’s best friend

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 08, 2013

Mushy P and her owner Alex Wilson

Mushy P and her owner Alex Wilson

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SIX-YEAR-OLD Mushy P is a Weimaraner breed and is very much loved by her human ‘dad’.

Owner Alex Wilson had always wanted a Weimaraner dog after looking after such a dog when he was a child.

He explained: “I was off school for a while due to illness and friends of our family had two Weimaraners. Sadly one died and the remaining one, which was called Mushy, kept on getting out because she was so upset.

“So I looked after her for six months. Ever since then, I said that I wanted my own Weimaraner called Mushy.”

Alex’s initial career of being in the RAF as a technician stopped him from being able to have a pet dog. But after leaving the forces and becoming an aircraft engineer, Alex was then able to go in search for his own ‘Mushy’.

He said: “I heard about a litter of Weimaraners in Grantham and went to have a look. Mushy wasn’t the runt of the litter, but wasn’t the biggest of the three left.

“There were two males and Mushy P left.

“The two dogs came up to me first as if to say ‘pick me, pick me’. And then it was Mushy P’s turn. She got on her mum’s back to say hello to me.

“One of her brothers tried to push her off but she growled at him – she certainly put him in his place.

“I liked her attitude; sweet but determined.” Alex describes Mushy P as very loving. He said: “She has to be with people. She does get on okay with other dogs, but she just loves being with people.”

Mushy P can do all sorts of tricks from sitting on command to doing a ‘high five’.

Alex, aged 37, said: “She also now does a ‘high 10’ with both of her front paws.

“She is a good guard dog as she barks at people, but she wouldn't hurt a fly.

“She is a great companion for me.”

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