Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Me and My Pet

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Me and My Pet

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Catherine Marshall is a veterinary nurse for PDSA Middlesbrough branch. She qualified in 1997, passing her diploma in 2003. She lives in Redcar and has worked for the PDSA for five and half years.

What pets do you have?

I have a cat called Winnie and a horse called Joss.

Where and when did you get them?

Winnie was a stray that I took home from work after she had been involved in a road accident, from which she sustained a fractured pelvis. My husband said I could keep her as long as he could name her! I let him.

I bought Joss about a year ago.

What is the funniest thing your pet has ever done?

A previous horse I used to own loved water. I once found him standing with all four feet in his drinking trough (which was an old bath) looking very contented - although a little bit cramped.

Any yucky pet moments?

Not really, although I've had a few near misses with horse manure when cleaning out Joss's back feet. It's quite a mucky job. …

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