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A special pedigree pup visits the house where Peter Pan was born

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By Christie Breen
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A special pedigree pup visits the house where Peter Pan was born
Storytime... Moat Brae Storyweaver, Iron Anne, reading Peter Pan to visitors, with Julia the puppy.

MOAT Brae was full of puppy love last week when a very special guest popped in to join story time.

12-week-old St Bernard pup, Julia, is a direct descendant of Alchazandis Joalah, who appeared as Nana in the 2003 film adaptation of Peter Pan starring Jason Isaac, Olivia Williams, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jeremey Sumpter and Lynn Redgrave.

Both dogs were bred by Dumfries local Briony Lazarides of ‘Train My Puppy’. Briony is a highly qualified dog training professional and Julia was a credit to her owner’s abilities, impressing visitors young and old with her impeccable conduct on site in the busy visitor attraction.

Speaking about their special visitor, Moat Brae spokesperson Natalie Smith said: “Nana is one of the most famous dogs in literature, serving as nursemaid to the Darling children, and we celebrate her in our Darling Nursery here at Moat Brae, where a special kennel passageway lets young visitors ‘magically’ move between rooms.

It was a real treat to meet Julia and she certainly gave visitors an excuse to ‘paws’ for a moment to reconnect with one of the best-loved characters from ‘Peter Pan’.”

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