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Lucy Kennedy has shared the unexpected positive adopting a dog has had on her family. Taking to her Instagram stories she shared some snaps of her little girl Jess playing with puppy, Riley.
The TV presenter revealed the amazing way the pup has helped her daughter; “Best Friends. Jess has a stutter and we’re noticing it less since Riley arrived. #animalshelpconfidence.”
The family adopted Riley in January and Lucy previously shared that it took a little time for her to relax into having another new member of the family.
Posting a photo of her two daughters with Riley, Lucy wrote, “My three girls. It’s week two having Riley in our family and I am only now relaxing to be honest!!”
“Using her crate if needed during the day when showering in peace or homeschooling/ working/ doing a wee and not panicking!!! I feel like I’m getting to know her better.”
Lucy continued, saying, “I cannot stress this enough though. Be VERY, VERY sure that you are ready for a fury newborn because they are work.”
“We love her completely and utterly but I’ve laughed, cried, panicked… you name it!!! All emotions in the last 10 days and she was partially trained!!!!!”
“I will say though that if you ARE ready, a dog will change your life and your children’s lives for the better. Our children have learnt patience, kindness, forgiveness and responsibility so far and they love it. They love having a furry sister to look after,” she wrote.