Meet Roy --:
Roy loved playing outside in the garden
I do not have a pet at the moment but I
had a dog once. This is an old picture of him when he was alive.It was taken in the snow.
I scanned it on the school scanner. I called him Roy, after Roy Keane, the famous
footballer with Manchester United and Ireland. The real Roy Keane is from Cork city in
Ireland. My Roy was a Jack Russell. He had a white body and a black face. My Dad bought
him for us. I say he was because I do not have him anymore. He was a great pet
when I had him and I miss him terribly. I got him when he was ten weeks old. My Dad bought
him from a farmer. He paid sixty pounds for him. We had him for about a year. My Dad made
a kennel for him in our back garden. We put down some straw and an old blanket for him.I
gave him a bowl of fresh water every day.
My Mum bought tins of Pedigree
Chum dog food for him. He eats from a plastic bowl. I feed him myself, twice a day
at dinnertime. When I was going out to play with him
he used to get very excited. He used to jump around the place, jump on me any get on my
nerves. I am a little chap, as well, so he could knock me down easily. One day my Mum went
to our back garden and to her horror there was my dog swinging
out of her good sheets. She was hopping mad, as they were her new sheets. She had to throw
them away. She kept saying he would have to go as he was driving her mad. This was one of his bad habits. Sometimes Roy would bite our
toes if we had no socks on. He didnt really hurt us. He was just being
playful. My Dad trained him on a lead. He did not like it at first but he got used to it.
Mum bought him a nice collar and lead. Roy needed a lot of exercise. Dad used
to bring him out into the fields. My brother and myself used to walk him around the block.
One day my Mum went to let him out but he wasnt in his kennel. Somehow he had got
out. We searched everywhere for him. We rang the dog pound but he hadnt been picked
up. He was missing for four days. One morning my uncle Nicky spotted him in Kennedy Park,
which is just around the corner from the school. He picked him up and brought him home. We
were all excited and delighted to see him safe and well. Roy won first prize in a dog show
in Limerick. Sadly we had to give Roy away as my Mum got a new baby and Roy didnt really like her because he used to up on
her. I really miss him but I am sure my mother is glad that he is gone. She can now hang
the washing out and not worry about them getting ruined. Maybe I will get another pet
Our teacher says that
a pet stone is a perfect pet as it costs nothing to buy or look after and will not mess up
the house. Maybe I will get my own pet stone.