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Cute sausage dog with spotted body like a tiny cow goes viral

This might be the cutest dog, ever!!

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This dachshund might just be the cutest dog you’ve ever seen, with black and white spots and dark brown head. 

Moo, a dachshund that looks sort of like a tiny cow with its black and white spots, is getting pretty famous on Instagram with over 13,000 followers. 

He’s just seven-months old and has one of the most unique coats possible due to his piebald fur, which sees unpigmented, white spots on a pigmented background. 

That means Moo has got a Dalmatian-like appearance with piebald all over his body below his head.

His owner, Victoria Hoffman, said the combination of different markings over his body and his brown and black head make him seriously unique. 

She told the Daily Mail: “He is a unique piebald because he has heavy ticking, black spots on his white coat, and he also has a pure black and tan head. So, it looks like his body doesn’t match his head.

“Lots of people think he is wearing a coat or pajamas at first, and they’re surprised to find that it’s actually just his natural coat.

“Moo gets lots of reactions everywhere he goes, whether it’s on social media or in everyday life. People love his coat and funny personality.

“We get stopped on the street a lot so people can take pictures of him or ask about him. He’s truly such a special little pup. He’s our little star.”

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Apparently Moo is an extra cuddly dog who has been a blessing for his owners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. 

Like many people, Victoria and her boyfriend got a dog in lockdown because it meant they could be home for puppy training, which if it was’t for COVID, they wouldn’t have been able to do.  

Piebald is not only found in dogs and can in fact be seen in birds, cats, cattle, horses, foxes, pigs and even snakes. 

But what makes Moo super unique is the distinct colour of his head and face. 

Sorry if we made you want a dog even more than you already do!!

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Corrie’s Colson Smith shows off impressive lockdown weight loss in new photo

He looks amazing!

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Colson Smith has stunned fans again showing off his weight loss in a happy snap at Chatsworth House.

Famous for playing Craig Tinker on the Coronation Street cobbles, Colson Smith has shared another pic of his epic 10 stone weight transformation. 

He first wowed fans near the beginning of lockdown with his weight loss after taking up fitness as part of his character’s storyline of being a police officer.

Colson had a complete overhaul to his fitness routine but also attributes some weight loss to an unfortunate case of food poisoning in December that caused him to lose one and a half stone.

He captioned the latest picture: “T-minus 5 days till a hair cut for me. Keep staying safe.”

Colson recently told Good Morning Britain how he’d been staying in touch with his gym to keep fit throughout lockdown.

He said: “When I prepared for this storyline, I said to myself I’ll make it as easy as I can for myself, so I sat down with Rob Brennan who’s a life coach, and we worked through everything I could do to make it as easy as possible.

“So I have my breakfast and lunches delivered and they’re still being delivered now by a company called FitChef which means cooking basically I don’t have to think about I can just eat.

“In terms of the gym: I’ve kind of kept in touch with the gym I go to in Manchester, because they’re putting on loads of training programmes on their app and stuff like that.

“I’ve done the odd Joe Wicks PE! It’s just making the most out of the situation.”

Well done Colson!

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Lorry spills hundreds of Kopparberg cans across the A50 causing delays

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A lorry shed its load and released hundreds of unopen Kopparberg cider cans across the A50 early this morning. 

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted to ‘expect delays’ after a lorry ‘shed its load’ of Koppaberg cans across the A50 junction with A515 Sudbury. 

The incident happened at about 2am and the road only opened at 6am after contractors cleared the debris.

A later Tweet added that the road has been reopened ‘following a quick response by recovery agents and highways contractors’. They added that the road is now ‘clear for your journey this morning’.

The pictures attached to the original Tweet show that the parked Knights of Old logistics lorry’s blue Tarpaulin curtain looks to have been ripped.

Unfortunately, this means the cans have now all been cleared away for those looking for a cheeky bargain. 

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Old Labrador found abandoned with heartbreaking note from owner

This is so sad.

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A 10-year-old Labrador has been found tied to a gate with a heartbreaking note. 

The elderly black Labrador was found tied to the gate outside Jasmil Kennels in Upchurch near Sittingbourne, Kent.

The note said the owner had had the dog for the past 10 years but decided to give him up because he had ‘not learnt to be good’.

The full note reads: “Hello, pls can you take me in as my owner has abandoned me after 10 years because I have not learnt to be good, so I have been returned here where he found me. Thank you for looking after me, sorry for inconvinance.” [sic]

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Swale Borough Council’s stray dog service is appealing for more information as the Lab was not fitted with a microchip

In a social media post the service said: “This elderly black Labrador was found tied up to railings at Jasmil Kennels this morning. We would very much like to speak to the owner to establish why the dog has been abandoned.

“If you recognise him and can be of any assistance, please contact the council in confidence. He will now be taken into our care.”

A spokesperson for Swale Council said: “If an owner is struggling with their dog, this is not the way to deal with it.

“Re-homing is the last option, but this isn’t the way to do it, so we would appreciate any information we can get so we can speak to the owner.”

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