Christmas fan, Sue Tostevin has been carefully wrapping presents galore and putting them under the tree.
The former cleaning manager spends half her year sourcing all the gifts for that special bond in her life and admits she always goes over the top, this year forking out £2,700 on presents already.
But it’s not Sue’s husband Andrew, 68, who wakes on Christmas morning to a mountain of wrapped boxes — but Sue’s eight-year-old dog, Miss Teddy.
Sue, 57 says everyone in her life is used to coming second to her dog and Christmas is the ultimate time to show her pet how much she cares.
And she certainly does just that. Miss Teddy, a Maltipoo, receives everything from specially designed dog beds and crystal collars to designer dresses, doggie hampers and even her own toy car.
The pampered pooch gets the best seat at the table for her turkey dinner, at their home in Mapperley, Nottingham, leaving hubby Andrew, a chef, the last one to get served his festive roast.
And Sue is not alone as three in ten dog owners spend more on their pooch than their ¬partner at Christmas, according to a study by Protectivity Insurance.
UK dog owners are expected to splash out £213million on their pets this festive season with a fifth cooking their dog its own Christmas meal.
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