Jenni glad to welcome Leah home
By TAMARA KEMP firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY dog has its day. And for Staffordshire terrier Leah, the day she was reunited with her owner Jenni Simpson was a day to remember.
Mrs Simpson smothered her 11-year-old friend in kisses and hugs on Thursday after a family who picked Leah up from the pound more than a week ago recognised her face in Tuesday's Morning Bulletin.
She said the family had picked Leah up from the pound a day before she was to be put down.
"The gentleman was able to make out Leah's name, which was engraved on her collar,'' she said.
"They had bought Leah home from the pound to replace their late Staffy who passed away not long ago.''
Mrs Simpson said Leah was picked up by the pound at Depot Hill.
Since Leah's reunion, she said her four-legged friend has not left her sight.
"She has been treated like a queen since coming back,'' she said.
"It's a mutual feeling for us both to be back together.'' Mrs Simpson said she would like to thank the family for looking after Leah.
"She was the loving companion of my late husband Don, who died on May 14, 2004,'' she said.
This weekend marks the anniversary of his death.