Politicians and their pets: Liam McArthur and Gerry
The MSP for Orkney introduces us to his spaniel, Gerry
Liam McArthur and Gerry - Image credit: Liam McArthur
How long have you had him?
Where did you get him?
What can he do?
About 0-30 in five seconds
What do you love about him?
What special talents does he have?
Vertical lift off that puts NASA to shame
What’s his best trick?
Extracting food from a ‘kong’ by dropping it down the stairs
What are his most annoying habits?
Getting on a scent and not coming back
What’s the worst thing he’s done?
Apart from shit on the sitting room floor?
Do you think of yourself as a pet parent or pet owner?
Seriously? Spaniel retriever
What’s the most exorbitant thing you’ve ever purchased for your pet?
Fencing of the fields round the house to try to stop Gerry running away
What’s the most ridiculous thing you have bought or done for your pet?
Paid for fencing in the vain hope of stopping Gerry running away
What was the first pet you ever had?
A mongrel called Maggie
What would be your dream pet?
A dog that didn’t keep running off
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