Olympic fever has even gripped the residents of Battersea Dog & Cats Home! Yesterday, rescue dogs Trotty and Kenny, who were named after Olympic competitors, were delighted last night to watch their namesakes adding to their haul of medals.
The inspiration for Trotty and Kenny’s names are British cycling couple, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny. The Team GB cyclists have between them won an amazing ten gold medals at the Rio Olympics.
Trotty, Kenny and their doggy pals stayed up late last night in their kennels at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, in London, to watch as their namesakes took to the track, and got pedalling.
Silence descended as the dogs crossed their paws as Laura Trott saddled up, ready for the
Women’s Omnium final. Fortunately, the tension turned to celebrations as Laura cycled into history, becoming the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals.
Shih Tzu-cross Totty was of course over the moon to witness the success of her namesake, and after a victory lap of the kennels, she returned to her place before the television, to watch Jason Kenny compete in the Men’s Keirin.
After two false starts, tension rose once more, and Spaniel cross Kenny was on edge for his namesake. However, luck was on Tea, GB’s side, and cyclist Jason claimed his third gold medal of this year’s Olympics, beating Dutch cyclist Matthijs Buchli over the line.
Let’s hope that such good fortune will soon smile on Trotty and Kenny, who were both brought into Battersea because their owners were no longer able to take care of them.
Battersea’s Rehoming and Welfare Manager, Becky Fisher said: “Trotty and Kenny are great friends but, unlike their Olympic namesakes, they don’t come as a couple and will be looking for homes of their own. We hope they strike gold and quickly find owners who will give them the love and attention they deserve. Who knows, as our famous cycling couple are great dog owners, maybe they’ll be tempted by Battersea’s Trotty and Kenny?”
If you are interested offering any of our dogs here a home, please contact Battersea on 0843 509 4444 or visit battersea.org.uk.