RNLI wellie dog family has a puppy for Christmas

RNLI shop manager Krys Lavery with the wellie dog family

ONE of the most popular features on the Cobb in Lyme Regis – the dog created from worn-out lifeboat wellies – celebrated a happy event just in time for Christmas.

With the help of long-serving RNLI lifeboat crew member Garry Gibbs, who created the original wellie dog which became a star of this year’s Lifeboat Week, the novel attraction outside the lifeboat shop has now become a family of three.

Dozens of Boxing Day visitors to the town took photographs of the dogs, and the next development will be finding a family name.

“That may have to wait until Lifeboat Week next year,” said RNLI shop manager Krys Lavery, “but we still have to make a decision on this important issue.”

Wellie dog family creator Garry Gibbs said: “Lots of people asked me if the one dog would have a family because he looked lonely outside the shop. So I found some more worn-out wellies and the mummy dog and the puppy are the result.”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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