Stranger gives card to Staffie-cross window dog who ‘makes her smile’

How much I love that doggy in the window! Pet owner’s delight as stranger posts letter and £10 voucher to buy gift for her Staffie-cross Swift who ‘makes her smile’ when she walks past every day

  • Swift sits in front window of home of Debbie Nutchey, 53, in Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Kind gesture came from stranger Rachel, who walks past each day
  • Card read ‘Please ask your human to buy you your favourite treats or a fab toy’

A dog owner was thrilled when a stranger posted a card to thank her pet for making her smile when she walks past every day. 

Debbie Nutchey – who owns five-year-old Swift – was delighted to receive the greeting along with a £10 gift card.

Inside it read: ‘Please ask your human to buy you your favourite treats or a fab toy.’

A dog owner was thrilled when a stranger posted a card to thank her pet for making her smile when she walks past every day

The kind gesture came from a lady called Rachel who sees the Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross in the window of Ms Nutchey’s house every day.

The mother-of-four told how Swift started sitting on the back of a chair in the window of her home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, while she waited for her to come home.

Now Ms Nutchey, 53, has stopped working but Swift still likes to perch on her dedicated spot.

Debbie Nutchey – who owns five-year-old Swift – was delighted to receive the greeting pictured) along with a £10 gift card. Inside it read: ‘Please ask your human to buy you your favourite treats or a fab toy’

The kind gesture came from a lady called Rachel who sees the Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross in the window of Ms Nutchey’s house every day

The former laundry worker said: ‘Rachel could have been walking by here for years for all I know.

‘Swift is always sat there, it’s her spot.

‘She doesn’t bark or anything, she sits as still as a statue.

‘She is known round here for being there, some kids will wave as they go by and I have been stopped in the street before with somebody saying: ‘Is that the dog in the window?’

‘I would love to find Rachel to thank her.’

The mother-of-four told how Swift started sitting on the back of a chair in the window of her home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, while she waited for her to come home

Now Ms Nutchey, 53, has stopped working but Swift still likes to perch on her dedicated spot

Swift is a rescue dog that Ms Nutchey got almost six years ago when the canine was just four months old.

She loves nothing more than chasing rabbits and rabbits on mammoth walks.

But when she comes home, she will sit in her spot in the sunshine and watch the world go by.

She  said: ‘It started that she would sit at the window to look out for us whenever we went out of the house, but she now just likes to do it.’

Debbie Nutchey, 53, with five-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Swift

The card, posted last Tuesday, said: ‘To the doggy in the window, Please ask your human to buy you your favourite treats or a fab toy.

‘Thank you for making me smile when I walk past. Love Rachel x’

Married Ms Nutchey said: ‘To say this has made my day is an understatement, what a lovely thing to do for somebody. It’s amazing.

‘I’m going to take Swift to the shop with me and let her choose something herself.

‘She is a wonderful dog who has got our family through loads of ups and downs. It’s great to see that she makes other people smile too.’

Her daughter Bethany, 20, shared the story on her Facebook page and it has had almost two thousand likes.

It attracted many comments with others posting pictures of their pets in windows.

Julie Sleight said: ‘I love this, we need more of it in this world.’

While Lee Greaves joked: ‘How much was that…..’

Having seen the response on social media, kind-hearted Rachel reached out again to Ms Nutchey and said: ‘I walk past now and then and your dog always looks sooooo content and happy, especially if the sun is shining.

‘It always makes me happy to see her chilling out, living her best life, so I thought I’d do something to say thanks.’

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