Kerry Dockwra, a British woman from Plymouth, has two dogs, Ronnie and Reggie. They are a mix of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Shih Tzu and Mops mix. Surprisingly, one of the dogs, Reggie, has a few “human” traits that have been evident since childhood – big expressive eyes and pink lips. Both dogs, especially Reggie, constantly attract the attention of passersby during their walks.
“I got Reggie at 10 weeks old and Ronnie was 7 weeks old. It happened 10 months after I was violently attacked by my ex-boyfriend. This assault ended with me losing 28 teeth, a broken jaw, a heart attack, and 3 nervous breakdowns. My pets were great support for me and comforted me.”
“They are my fur babies, they have been my constant support companions, they are incredible dogs with incredible personalities and a great temper”
People usually walk up to Reggie and start taking pictures with him and smiling at him, and he’s just happy to get the attention. Carrie doesn’t mind her pets’ popularity, either, and she even keeps an Instagram account for them. According to her, the whole town already knows her fluffy pets, and they are written about them in the local newspapers.
“Both are 7 years old and not a day goes by without any comment about whether they look human or like an Ewok or the creature from the movie The NeverEnding Story. They say they look like anything but dogs,” said Kerry.
The woman says that her dogs once helped her through a difficult time.
“It seems that they love everything around them, especially children. The only time they are territorial is with the food. I don’t like it very much, but I think it’s animal instinct. I am happy to have with me these incredible creatures that manage to put a smile on people’s faces in the darkest moments, for sure their unconditional love is truly healing.”