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80-Year-old Man Reunited With His Long Lost Brother and Sister – Thanks to His Beloved Pet Dog

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A pensioner has been reunited with his long lost brother and sister after more than 20 years apart—thanks to his dog.

80-year-old Alfie Kitson and five-year-old Millie hit the headlines just before Christmas due to his pet’s ability to tidy up rubbish and put it in the bin.

Kitson and his Spanish Podenco have become a familiar sight on the streets of Hereford ever since they moved back to Britain from Spain 18 months ago.

It was during one of these regular rounds that Alfie was spotted by his sister’s husband as Millie was helping clean up the streets.

And when Millie shot to fame with her litter-picking antics, the family were then able to track down Alfie to the village of Ulingswick, where he now lives with wife Judy.

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Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi.

A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show Sunday night, notching a fifth-ever win for the unmistakable toy breed. A whippet named Bourbon repeated as runner-up.

Waddling through a small-but-mighty turn in the ring, Wasabi nabbed U.S. dogdom’s most prestigious prize after winning the big American Kennel Club National Championship in 2019.

“He has showmanship. He fits the breed standard. He has that little extra something, that sparkle, that sets a dog apart,” said Wasabi’s handler, breeder and co-owner, David Fitzpatrick. Show judge Patricia Trotter said simply: “What’s not to like about this dog? … He stood there as though he was a lion.”

Fitzpatrick, of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, guided the Peke’s grandfather Malachy to the Westminster title in 2012. Still, he said, “I just don’t always think lightning is going to strike twice.”

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