Backpacking dog taking to the high road
CODY will have a small backpack strapped to him next month and with his owner set out on an arduous 95 mile walk across the West Highlands Way in Scotland to raise funds for an animal charity. The collie was a stray in Ireland and taken to the Heathlands
CODY will have a small backpack strapped to him next month and with his owner set out on an arduous 95 mile walk across the West Highlands Way in Scotland to raise funds for an animal charity.
The collie was a stray in Ireland and taken to the Heathlands Animal Sanctuary in Royston six months ago.
After being looked after by a family in Baldock, the dog was spotted on the centre's website and caught the attention of veterinary surgeon Mhairi Fleming.
Now a much loved companion for her and her partner Harry Huyton, 29, at their home in Highbury Road, Hitchin, Miss Fleming is sure Cody will complete the great walk from Glasgow to Fort William that will also take in the banks of Loch Lomond.
You may also want to watch:
"It was love at first sight," said Miss Fleming, 28, a vet at Letchworth Veterinary Centre in Norton Way North.
"Cody is now a year old and will carry his own food and water during the seven-day march in a special rucksack on his back. Cody, Harry and I will be sleeping in tents and by the end of the walk we will hopefully have raised a lot of money for The Blue Cross animal charity.
- 1 5 haunted locations that will give you a Halloween fright
- 2 'We were lied to' - Residents' dismay as development prompts privacy concerns
- 3 No Time To Die is 'a bloated but entertaining slice of spy action'
- 4 Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly star in 'a theatrical gem' at Cambridge Arts Theatre
- 5 Tributes paid to 'greatly respected' coach operator
- 6 Signs on A505 to discourage littering after stretch becomes 'eyesore'
- 7 Guitar once owned by Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett to be sold at Cambridge auction
- 8 Opinion: Shock tactics needed for retirement saving
- 9 Mission Impossible and Top Gun star Tom Cruise spotted flying at Duxford
- 10 Riverdance's 25th anniversary show lifts the roof off Cambridge Corn Exchange
"We have been doing regular walks so Cody is fit and ready for the greatest walk of his life."
If you want to sponsor Cody, contact the surgery on 01462 685882.