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Owning a dog is the healthiest decision I've ever made

Molly Lally
Molly Lally

This summer I fell head over heels in love with a floppy haired blonde with brown eyes, who loves long Sunday afternoon walks followed by a trip to the local pub. But my husband needn’t worry, because the blonde in question is a 6-month-old cockapoo puppy named Molly. 

I grew up with a dog, a scrappy rescue named Sooty who was abandoned at our local vets and wouldn’t have looked out of place in the film Oliver!, and I wanted my own children to experience it as well. 

From the outside looking in, adding a dog to an already busy family looks questionable: alongside the juggle of work, school and family, you’re committing yourself to 15 years of daily walks, vets bills and scooping up poo (just...

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