The Telegraph has reported this week that Queen Elizabeth II feeds her dogs in ‘order of seniority’ and that the dogs consume a range of herbal and homeopathic remedies.
The Queen of England couldn’t be more Establishment and yet – there she is – open-minded enough to recognise that herbals and homeopathics may help keep her Corgis in good health, for longer.
I respect her for that.
It’s long been reported and known that the Queen is an animal-lover. Dr Mugford, an animal psychologist who has worked with the Queen’s dogs says “The Queen has definite views about how dogs should be cared for: she doesn’t tolerate unkindness, and I remember she took a very dim view of President Lyndon B Johnson picking his dogs up by their ears.”
Queen Elizabeth has made the decision fairly recently not to replace her Corgis when they pass away, which has been a long-standing tradition in her household. This is surely a sign that the Queen is feeling the pressures of time and old age. She doesn’t want to bring dogs into the household when it’s highly likely they will out-live her.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand