I may not own a dog, but I know how much people love their four-legged friends.
So I was moved to find out that a brown terrier called Phoenix has been missing since last Thursday evening from a house in Horndean Road, Emsworth.
Her owner, who only had her for two days before she disappeared, is really worried about Phoenix – not least because she’s a very nervous dog who is blind in one eye and has suffered a rather turbulent life.
She’s only two years old and was rescued by the Many Tears Animal Rescue Centre. A missing dog report has been registered with lostdogsuk.com and anyone who thinks they’ve seen her is urged to contact them immediately. I just hope there’s a happy ending to this story.