Pets: Meet Mollie Sommers

Name: Mollie.

Age: 14 years.

Sex: Female.

Parents: Charlie and Inga Somers.

What type of dog are you? I’m a Belgian barge dog; a schipperke. The nickname comes from the days when we would assist horse-drawn barge owners in Europe by nipping at the heels of the horses and guarding the barge at night.

What’s your favourite food?

I’m happy eating whatever Charlie and Inga feeds me, whether it is dried biscuits or meat.

What is your favourite toy?

I am getting on in years now, so I don’t play as much as I used to. When I was a puppy, however, Charlie and Inga’s granddaughter gave me a stuffed reindeer that for years was my favourite toy. I would run around with it, and sleep with it – we were best mates. He is still hanging around after 14 years.

Best part of the resort?

Charlie and Inga will take me for two walks a day, and I love going for a roam around the resort and surrounding areas. Usually, Charlie will walk me to the newsagent in the morning to pick up the newspaper. We will also go to the off-leash area by the river at Bli Bli, which is a lot of fun.

Your most annoying habit?

I’ve been told I’m a good dog with a lovely nature. I do, however, like to scrape around the pebbles in the garden.

Your best moment?

Recently, I was hungry and curious to know what the pebbles tasted like, so I ate about a dozen of them. Mum and dad had to take me to the vet where I was given some medication to poo them out. It was highly embarrassing.