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Surprise award for ‘special dog’

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 07, 2014

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A DOG which has been a constant companion for her partially-deaf owner has been rewarded for her devotion.

Willow and her owner Loretta Salisbury were surprised to receive word from the PDSA telling them that the Cardigan Welsh Corgi was being given a commendation for animal bravery for devotion.

Mrs Salisbury, 31, who lives in Blackfordby, told the Mail: “We knew nothing about it. I didn’t even know the award existed.

“I’m over the moon, and still shocked that she won it. She deserves it for all the things that she does.

“She’s definitely a special little dog.”

Willow helps her ‘mum’ cross the road, and tells her when someone is at the door and when the phone rings.

It is not the first time award-winning Willow has been recognised for her special skills.

Last year, the five-year-old pooch made the final cut in a national pet model competition, and prior to that she won an accolade for the special bond she shares with her owner.

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