Dog who always sits in the window given sweet letter by kind stranger

Debbie Nutchey was thrilled when she received a postcard from a stranger thanking her dog for making her smile. The card came from a woman named Rachel, who sees five-year-old Swift in the window of Debbie’s house every day. Debbie received the card along with a £10 gift card that read: ‘Please ask your human to buy you your favourite treats or a fab toy.’ The Staffy cross started sitting on the back of a chair in the window of her home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, as she waited for her owner to come home from work. Now Debbie, 53, has stopped working but Swift still likes to perch on her dedicated spot.

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.’ Swift is a rescue dog that Debbie got almost six years ago, when the pup was just four months old. She loves nothing more than chasing rabbits on mammoth walks, but when she comes home, she will sit in her spot in the sunshine and watch the world go by.

Debbie 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.’ The card, posted on Tuesday, read: ‘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.’ Debbie, a mother of four, was very happy when she received the card. She 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.’


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