Jack Russell Will has astonished his owners and Petpals owner Wendy Turner by becoming addicted to the computer game Candy Crush.
Wendy looks after Will when his owners, Vicky and Paul Jones, go away on holiday. Will often sits with Wendy in her office at home watching her work. Earlier this month she went to make herself a cup of coffee and when she went back to the office Will had sat in her chair and had started playing Candy Crush himself.
Wendy, of Vernon Avenue, Gonerby Hill Foot, who has run the professional petcare business for 11 years, said she had minimised the game on her screen but when she returned Will had the game on screen and was playing with the keyboard.
Wendy said: “I have been doing this job for 11 years and I have never seen anything like this with other dogs. He was physically shaking with excitement at the screen when Candy Crush was on. He likes to paw at the keyboard.”
Will is a three-year-old rescue dog. Paul and Vicky say he loves to watch TV, especially animal programmes, and he goes berserk when meerkats come on screen!
Paul, of Bell Close, said: “He will sit in front of the TV for an hour. He loved to watch horse racing. His favourite film is Ratatouille. I have asked if it is bad for dogs to be so close to the screen but I was told they were not aware of any problems with dogs.”
Vicky said: “He is a lovely dog. He is full of life.”