CHINA GIRL! DOG RESCUED FROM DOG MEAT TRADE HELL VISITS DAVID BOWIE MEMORIAL AFTER OWNER PLAYS HER MUSIC TO CALM HER DOWN
An adorable dog who was rescued from the horrors of the Chinese dog meat trade had a very special day out, to meet her hero, David Bowie!
Nervous Alice, the eight-year-old corgi type, was rescued from a Yulin meat market in China where she was destined to be made into dog soup.
The brave pup now lives in London with charity founder Julia de Cadenet, and after her ordeal has had to work very hard with Alice to help her overcome her nerves.
Soothing music helps Alice, and Julia regularly played the dog tunes by David Bowie, to help her when she first arrived.
And now that she is fully settled in and calm, Julia thought that it would be fun for Alice to see her hero in person, by taking a trip to the world’s first David Bowie memorial statue in Aylesbury, Bucks.
“We used the David Bowie music to calm Alice when she first arrived, and now when I put on a song by him, she wags her tail. I always joke that she is Bowie’s biggest fan!
“I’m not sure if Alice really knew what the statue was, but when the sound system around the statue started playing Bowie tunes, she was really excited.” Said Julia, who started the charity in 2009, after witnessing the horrors of the dog meat trade.
Together with Julia and other rescue dogs, Alice is set to attend next week’s Crufts 2023, at the NEC in Birmingham.
Julia added: “Alice was very nervous when she first arrived with us, but thanks to lots of hard work, and a bit of David Bowie, she is a completely different dog, she’s really sociable.
“She is really looking forward to meeting visitors at Crufts and helping to tell people about the work of our charity.”
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Image courtesy of Julia de Cadenet/ The Animal New Agency