PICTURE: Pet of the week - July 11, 2013

Angela Richardson and Andy Thompson with their Rhodesian Ridgebacks Winston (5)  and his niece Maalika (3). Picture : Adrian Murray. (1307028AM1)
Angela Richardson and Andy Thompson with their Rhodesian Ridgebacks Winston (5) and his niece Maalika (3). Picture : Adrian Murray. (1307028AM1)

This week’s Pet of the Week is a true family affair.

For five-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback Winston was hosting his three-year-old niece Maalika when the Harrogate Advertiser photographer arrived at his Killinghall Moor home to take a photograph.

Winston’s owners Angela Thompson and Andy Richardson say the rare breed are a joy to look after.

Angela said; “Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a less well known breed.

“We have had Winston since he was a puppy.

“He is really a very laid back dog.

“I think he would lie outside in the sunshine all day if he could, but he does like woodland walks. “

Andy said: “It is tough getting him up.

“He is just a really chilled out dude.”

Each week, we are giving readers the opportunity to have their photo taken with their pets by one of our photographers.

We have teamed up with Pretty Paws dog grooming and day care to feature a pet and their owner in every edition.

If you live in the Harrogate district, get a group of friends or family together, and our photographer will come to you and get a shot of you and your pet.

This is not just for dogs, either.

Cats, fish, snakes, horses or even cows could be considered.

To get involved, contact Zoe Drye by email on ackrill.news@ypn.co.uk or post an application to Pet Pictures, Harrogate Advertiser, 1 Cardale Park, Harrogate HG3 1RZ.

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