Little Border Terrier rescue dog 'Eddie' joined the editorial team on Saturday 12th January 2002 shortly after we had lost both Sam and Tess, our previous dogs (see the GNP 'Acknowledgement and Dedication' page). A great little character and a real charmer if ever there was one, we named him after the terrier in the TV show 'Frasier'. He was just 20 months old when he arrived and has captured everyone's hearts.
A regular in the office, where he has a bed under the editor's desk, he loves to help out from time to time by shredding old delivery boxes and cartons. Other than that he spends his time playing, rambling through the woods chasing the wildlife, and sleeping, which he does more and more of as he gets older.
Eddie is also now the official mascot of The Great War magazine and has so captured readers' hearts that he regularly gets letters, cards and gifts sent to him throughout the year, but especially on his birthday, 21st April. Many subscribers actually ask after him when renewing their subscriptions by phone, and share their own dog tales with us.
Such has been his popularity that we now have an 'official' postcard of him and he regularly gets photos from other dogs!
Update . . .
In 2014 Eddie was diagnosed with kidney disease with a prognosis of two weeks - but ever the little soldier, he defied all the odds to stay with us for more than 18 months. Sadly, on 1st November 2015 the struggle became too much and he took his leave of us. We'll never forget him and our lives have been all the better for having known his loyalty and affection.
Rest in peace little man, you deserve it.