Pampered pooch Simba has ticket to ride

IS THIS the most pampered pooch in Britain?

Tom Potter

IS THIS the most pampered pooch in Britain?

Simba, rides in style around Felixstowe collecting puzzled glances from onlookers as he goes.

Owner Janet Essex has dubbed his carriage the 'pet-mobile' and lugs him around on her travels.

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Mrs Essex, 66, lives in Kesgrave but spends some of her time at Peewitt Caravan Park in Felixstowe. That's where the pet-mobile comes in handy and Simba can take it easy on his long 'walks' along the seafront.

She said: “He's quite a character and people have started to recognise him here. They see the cart before they see him of course and I think some of them envy him travelling in style.”

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Mrs Essex spotted the specially made carriage on the internet and immediately snapped it up for the 18-month-old Lhasa apso.

Now it's a dog's life for Simba, who took to it straight away.

Mrs Essex said: “He loves it and jumps straight in when I ask him to. There's nothing he won't do and if you wanted to dress him up he wouldn't object.”

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