Politicians and their pets: Michelle Campbell
Breed? Bichon Frise cross Shih Tzu
Age? Around seven years old
How long have you had him?
Where did you get him?
Chewie is a rescue dog. I got him via the charity Any Dog Will Do Rescue. They are a fabulous charity run completely by volunteers who work Scotland wide to give dogs the best outcomes in life. (anydogildorescue.org)
What do you love about him?
Seeing him thrive as a normal dog. He has a trauma background and has become so confident in comparison to the boy I brought home.
What special talents does he have?
He knows exactly when you need a hug.
What are his most annoying habits?
He sits on the TV remote all the time! I think he looks for it…
What’s the worst thing he has done?
He managed to get on top of the kitchen counter once. To this day, I have never managed to work out how he achieved this! Thankfully he was ok. He was chuffed he got so close to the food!
Do you think of yourself as a pet parent or pet owner?
What’s the most ridiculous thing you have bought or done for your pet?
He gets all the treats – he deserves them.
What’s your first pet or animal-related memory?
My gran and papa’s dogs. I grew up around them.
What was the first pet you ever had?
What would be your dream pet?
I love all the pets I’ve had. I am lucky to be able to give them care and I cherish that.
If you could be any animal what would you be?
A hippo – they are strong, underestimated and are survivors!