Chester Evening Standard Article

 "Timmy the Wonder Dog Gets a Pamper at cLassie Grooming"

Dog rescues elderly resident at Chester care home

Published date: 11 November 2009 | Published by: Laura Jones

A DOG who came to the rescue of a resident at a care home near Chester has put up his paws for a special pamper session.

As the Leader  reported last week, Tim, the miniature schnauzer cross West Highland terrier, potentially saved the life of epilepsy sufferer Joe Gregg after he had started fitting at Thornton Manor Care Home, Thornton-le-Moors.

Tim ran straight to his owner Jane Green and barked madly for her to follow him to where Joe was lying and refused to leave his patient's side until he was fully conscious again.

It was the second time the talented pooch had come to Joe's aid.

Mike Wildman, owner of Classie Grooming, on Brook Street, Chester, and his assistant, Mo miller were so touched by the heart-warming story, that they contacted the Leader  to offer the caring pooch a treat for his brave efforts.

"What an amazing story it is - I've never heard of anything like that before - we were so touched," said Mo.

"He's such a lovely little dog and we thought it would be nice to do something in return and pamper him for all his hard work."

Little Tim was booked into the Hoole-based grooming parlour for a special pre-Christmas pamper where he received head-to-paw treatment, which included a haircut, wash and blow dry and a nail trim.

Assistant Mo, added: "He got lots of cuddles and kisses and a chance to play with all the other dogs in the parlour.

"I've never heard of a dog saving lives in the way that Tim has and his story was so touching, so it is his chance to relax and enjoy being looked after."

Tim's owner, Jane Green agreed that her 'scruffy little devil' deserved a treat.

She said: "He's getting quite famous now and when people come to the home, they always ask for him. I said he'll be doing paw prints as his autograph soon!

Jane added: "He deserves a treat and it's great he has had a chance to be rewarded."