Gracie’s love of all animals, but particularly dogs, started in childhood with her families Terriers.
Gracie and Tommy with her airedales behind ‘Tower’.
And as soon as Gracie had a home of her own, albeit not a happy home, she surrounded herself with pets.
Gracie holding her puppies
At one point whilst living at Tower, Gracie maintained no fewer than two Kerry Blues, five Airedales, and two Pekingese, along with Polly the parrot which was given to her by Harry Lauder. Polly was allowed to fly freely around the garden. ‘She knows where the food is‘ said Gracie.