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Royal visit to New Zealand – the dog connection

Today was the last day in New Zealand for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Will and Kate).  And finally, we have something dog-related from this visit!

The Duke and Duchess visited the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua this morning.  There, they met puppies, dogs in training, and fully-fledged police dogs.

William and Kate cuddle with police dog puppies (photo by Getty)

William and Kate cuddle with police dog puppies (photo by Getty)

A soft toy police dog was a gift to Kate, presumably for Prince George (photo by Getty)

A soft toy police dog was a gift to Kate, presumably for Prince George (photo by Getty)

And after this doggy (and soggy) visit, the Royals are now off to their next stop on the Royal Tour – Australia.   I hope Australia’s dogs will also be able to participate in their visit!

 

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And baby makes four…

Today, new photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with baby Prince George were released.  The family dog, Lupo, also featured.

Royal Family photo with dogsI’d like to salute the royals for proving that the addition of a new baby isn’t a reason for ditching the family dog.  Every day, here in New Zealand, there are ads in Trade Me which read ‘Free to a good home – we have a baby now and don’t have the time…’

Bringing  a dog into the family should be a life commitment, as is bringing a child into the world.    Please be a good example to your children and do not treat the family dog as disposable.  And remember – the dog was there first!