Catwalk pets cause furry fashion sensation

An animal lover is gaining celebrity status in a town thanks to her habit of taking her dog and cat out in a buggy wearing a dress and pearls (the pets that is, not the owner).

Fern Logan of High Plash in Stevenage has become a regular sight in the town wheeling her pet pug-shih tzu-cross Paris and two-stone ginger tom Big Brad in a specially designed animal buggy.

The TV extra, who has lived in the town for a year, said she got the idea for the transport and the dressing up after seeing it in Los Angeles where she got married.

“I got the buggy about a month ago. I got it for them as I’m in an apartment now and there’s no garden. Big Brad just loves this buggy – even when I get home he’s still lying in it.

“They are the best of friends. The cat thinks it’s a dog. The two of them eat, sleep and play together. They get on so well.”

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Mrs Logan said the animals love to be taken to Town Centre Gardens where they have become a hit with children and adults alike, with Paris appearing in numerous dogwalk collections.

“I’ve got various outfits for her – for each occasion, seven days a week. The dog and cat have got pearl necklaces. I had them specially made for them.

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“People are coming up and saying ‘can I have a picture taken, I think it’s wonderful’.”

Mrs Logan said she would love the animals to appear in a TV advert.

“Big Brad was used in Edinburgh for three years in Puss in Boots. He walked across the stage with a hat and feathers to the side – it was hilarious, and he never failed to impress. They never fail to deliver.”

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