By Alyce Collins
These parents had their daughter fooled when they told her they were collecting a puppy for a friend, but she couldn’t believe it when they told her the puppy was actually hers.
Katie Hale, 43, from Birmingham, UK, has done plenty of dogsitting with the help of her 10-year-old daughter, Char, but never had a dog of their own.
Char spent two years asking for a puppy, and even said that she’d have nothing for her birthday and Christmas if she could have a dog.
As she had done before, Katie told Char they were picking up another dog, this time from Wolverhampton.
After collecting the Poochon puppy, a mixed-breed Poodle and Bichon Frise, Katie revealed that they wouldn’t have to give this dog back because she was theirs.
Char couldn’t believe the news which left her in tears. She named the dog Jesse, after her favourite ‘Toy Story’ character.
“She’s been asking for a dog for over two years and we wanted to surprise her,” said Katie.
“We’ve done lots of dog sitting through a company called ‘The Paw Club’, we told Char we were collecting the puppy for them and she would be able to hold her all her way home.
“We waited until we got into the car and then I said ‘let’s take a picture for Anne’, who we told her the puppy was for.
“I started recording and said ‘you need to give her a name because she’s yours!’. It was her one dream come true.