Robyn Condrick and Aussie the long haired chihuahua share a special bond.
Robyn bought Aussie for her mum, the late Laura May Holley, from the old pet shop at Beaudesert Fair nearly 12 years ago when he was just a puppy.
Mrs Holley was very patriotic – her husband was a prisoner of war in Changi – and took three days to think of a good Australian name, before she finally settled on ‘Aussie’.
Here’s what Robyn has to say about Aussie:
“He’s supposed to be a full blooded long haired chihuahua, but we reckon he’s got a bit of red kelpie in him – his colouring and his nature as well. He sat on mum’s knee for six years – mum lived out the back for 27 years – and when she went into the nursing home, we took him to see her right up until she died in June this year. He’d sit on her bed the whole time and she could still remember his name. He’s one step behind me most of the time and the neighbours love him. My husband Stephen has even come to love him.”
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