We had Bob and Prince when Tia arrived, and it was Bob who taught her to Arrrrooo! She loved Bob and followed him everywhere. Prince was a blind diabetic whom she would try to ambush in doorways if we didn’t stop her in time. Prince’s patience worn thin one day and he managed to ‘make contact’ with Tia one day and there were no more ambushes after that!!
After Bobby and Prince passed on, we adopted old Jack.
He was the ultimate Scottie gentleman and Tia fully welcomed
She and Jack would come with us to the Churnnet Valley Railway where David and I volunteered cleaning the heritage carriages. They would settle down and wait for us on a huge vet bed in the Guards van.
Tia and Jack accompanied us on many steam railways, and we compiled a large collection of photos entitled Jack and Tia’s railway adventures.
After Jack went to Rainbow Bridge we adopted the late Sandra Weir’s dog Alf, who came with a reputation as a biter, but he and Tia got along famously from the start. He was always relaxed in Tia’s company and never attempted to bite in the years we had him.