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Years to find Sea Legs
TOOK Jackie the Jack Russell 16 years to find his sea legs.
when the old seadog finally did, he caused a fair panic.
in spite of being almost blind, very deaf and a bit shaky
on his pins, he crossed two busy main roads, wandered down
to Stranraer Harbour and meandered on board the high speed
catamaran Stena Voyager.
he settled down for a non-lander to Belfast, oblivious to
the search being mounted for him.
Jackie was in Stranraer for a weekend break at the home of
local vet Alan Cochrane in London Road.
Sunday morning, he found enough of a gap under the back gate
to begin the big adventure.
told the "Free Press"
we discovered he was missing, I reported it to the police
and the SSPCA. "So they knew exactly who the little white
dog was when he turned up on the HSS and they phoned me.
policeman told me ‘The good news us we have found him; the
bad news is he is on his way to Belfast’. "I could not believe