Pet of the Week: Alfie the Bichon Frise

Alfie the Bichon Frise
Alfie the Bichon Frise

Like his namesake from the 1966 Michael Caine film, Alfie the Bichon Frise is enjoying the affections of more than one woman.

The playful playboy, who has just turned three, splits his time between Helen Ritchie and her sister Kate Hunter at their homes in Bainsford and Langlees.

“He’s living the life of Riley alright,” said Helen.

Originally looked after by Kate’s daughter, Alfie has now won a place in the hearts of both families with his excellent temperament and lovable lapdog charms.

Helen said: “My sister took a holiday and I looked after him. Now he’s round here on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. He sleeps in my bed - he’s usually up there before me, waiting.”

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