Herts students share pet stories

[Huriyah Quadri | Print Editor]

Trident Media asked University of Hertfordshire students to share some stories about their little best friends to celebrate Pet Day. Their pictures and stories left us giggling and feeling warm inside, so we’ve put them together in an article for you all to enjoy!

Diego

Diego

Image: Diego | Bryony Wharfe


When we took Diego to the vets we asked to get his claws cut back. Once he got home we were laying on my bed and he jumped up to come join us, but because he had nothing to grip with he just jumped at the bed then stared at us in horror as he slid off the duvet. He did this for about a week, jumping on things and falling off, it was like watching the Mufasa death scene in Lion King over and over haha. – Bryony Wharfe

Skyla

Skyla

Image: Skyla | Shelby Loasby


Skyla is half Alsatian, half rebel. She likes to live the life of luxury and loves to kick humans off her sofa. Skyla is a badass and a babe. I love Skyla. – Shelby Loasby

Charlie

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Image: Charlie | Huriyah Quadri


Charlie is a sassy little (big) British Shorthair. He hates wet food but eats it out of spite when we put it out for the stray cat. He frequently fools us all into giving him a treat by pretending he hasn’t had one and following us around meowing until we succumb to the pressure. He’s also friends with a mouse (we named him Chaplin.) – Huriyah Quadri

Dodge

Dodge

Image: Dodge | Sarah Bennett


Dodge was a Yorkshire terrier. Sadly Dodge isn’t with us anymore but he enjoyed randomly peeing up my friend’s mum’s leg at the school gates. Was definitely funny and awkward. – Sarah Bennett

Phoebe

Phoebe

Image: Phoebe | Hannah Wileman


Phoebe is a cat. She goes insane for foil, hair bobbles and squirrels! Add mice, birds, rabbits to that list too… – Hannah Wileman

Lady Gwendoline Butchington 1st

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Image: Lady Gwendoline Butchington 1st | Daisy Butcher


Lady Gwendoline Butchington 1st is a one-year-old Horsefield tortoise who enjoys baths in the sink. She likes nibbling printer cables and also tried to eat my Easter egg packaging. Despite this she is actually very fussy with food and won’t eat fruit. She loves lettuce and sunshine and crawling up into people’s necks like some creepy little spiky-footed vampire. – Daisy Butcher

Harvey

Harvey

Image: Harvey | Alexandra Jungeling