A couple from Warwick were shocked to discover that their pedigree Shih Tzu was in fact a dog and not a child at all. The dog, who has a full name of ‘Ch I’m not a child substitute honest’ or ‘Kiddy’ for short was diagnosed as an animal by the family doctor who suggested that Kiddy might be better off seeing a vet. Mr and Mrs Walker, who describe themselves as Kiddy’s ‘Mummy and Daddy’ were distraught at the news.
‘For years we have doted on him bought him birthday and Christmas presents.’ The couple explained. ‘We were taking the council to court because they wouldn’t give him a place at the local primary school. Now we’re rather in the doghouse. Luckily, that’s where we live anyway.’