Doireann Garrihy is asking dog owners to be more responsible after a dangerous encounter with an alsatian nearly left her beloved dog Bert injured.
Sharing the warning on Instagram, the comedian explained how she and Bert went for a walk in their usual spot, when a large alsatian started towards them.
Saying: “Just went for a walk in my usual spot with Bert – a guy was walking his Alsatian off the lead with no muzzle – he went for Bertie, I roared so loud that the dog backed off but he was fully about to maul him.”
“The owner said ‘my bad.’ I’m so angry and completely shook.”
The situation was extremely stressful for Doireann, as her sister Ailbhe’s dog Bobby, died after being attacked by an alsatian.
Saying: “This is how Ailbhe’s dog Bobby died, please please PLEASE – if you know anyone who is that irresponsible with breeds like Alsatians, ask them to get a grip. It is their fault, not the dog’s fault.”
Ailbhe lost Bobby in 2020, sharing the news on Instagram she wrote: “Bob gave us an unforgettable three years of love, laughter and cuddles.”
“He lit up our lives every single day. We will love and miss you forever Bob. Sleep tight.”
Similarly, Doireann, who lived with Ailbhe and little Bob for a number of years, shared her devastation on social media.
“I loved Bobby from the minute I laid eyes on him. My bestest pal for the past 3 years,” she said alongside a picture of the pooch.
“He brought me more fun and joy than I could have ever imagined. You’ll have a big piece of my heart forever Bob.”