Animals

By Becca Husselbee


A law student got the shock of his life after celebrating his degree along with his two dogs after his mum revealed she had dressed them up in graduation outfits.

George McCaffery, 22, received his law degree from the University of Manchester and was celebrating in the family garden when his mum, Jo, surprises him with his two beloved pets dressed in a cap and gown.

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George said: “I was surprised, I loved it.

“I don’t know where she got the outfits from but everybody found it really funny.

“The extended family all came to our house to celebrate my graduation.

“Mum made me put my gown back on and we were in the garden when she opened the door and let the dogs out in their outfits.”

Jo initially planned to take the dogs to surprise her son at the ceremony at Whitworth Hall but it was too wet on the day.

Archie, the golden labradoodle, and Eric, The French Bulldog puppy, waited at the family’s home in Warrington, Chesire, ready to show George their matching outfits.

George said: “I had no idea mum had found the costumes online and just released the dogs into the garden in the outfits. I loved it and was really surprised.

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“Mum has never dressed them up before, this was the first time as I don’t usually let her.

“If she could then she definitely would! She always tries hats on him at the shop.”

Mum, Jo, said: “George bought himself Eric to celebrate his graduation.

“I wanted to surprise him at the graduation with Eric and Archie waiting for him all dressed up as he exited Whitworth Hall, but due to the weather that day I decided it wasn’t feasible.

“When we got back the dogs were waiting for George all dressed up in their outfits and we celebrated with a party over the weekend with the family and they all thought it was so cute.

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“I thought having the dogs dressed up would make George’s graduation an even more memorable occasion.”

George said three-month old pup Eric needed a few treats to be convinced to join in the dress-up fun, but chilled out Archie was more than happy to get into his dapper outfit.