This scruffy little terrier is where it all began over 11 years ago. I was still in the UK, just moved out from my parents house into a little caravan with a little bit of land, already I had chickens, guinea pigs, gerbils and a cat. But then Iggy came along and started something, he opened my eyes to the fact there is so many unfortunate animals out there who need help, love and a home.
Iggy has been by my side all of this time, not only leading the path for my life in rescuing animals but helping me when I needed it most, my best friend, my shoulder to cry on when relationships broke up, cuddling me when I was sick, he has moved various countries with me, lived on boats, in caravans, followed me on my ridiculous ideas and all the time my right hand man.
When I was running our charity shop for Remus Horse Sanctuary back in the UK, he would sit happily by the door and greet every customer with a waggy tail. Customers still miss him now, 6 years later. Wherever I go, Iggy goes. He has helped to rehabilitate so many animals over the years thanks to his wonderful temperament. Always looking out for other dogs, cats, even guinea pigs and rabbits. He used to share his bed with a Lionhead bunny when I was 21 and has shared a water bowl over the years with countless cats, goats, pigs, rabbits and dogs.
To celebrate mine and Iggys 10 year anniversary together we had a trip to the tattoo shop...here is his footprint with me forever.
He may be starting to slow and it breaks my heart every day that he is getting old now, starting to forget things, barking when he doesn't realise and even having accidents in the house. He needs me more than ever now, like I needed him. We are sure he has many happy years left with us playing on the beach and running around the finca…at these times he still seems like a puppy. But whatever happens Iggy’s legacy will live on forever and for years to come thousands of animals from Refugio de Animales horse holidays Tenerife will thank him for starting it all.