Tuesday, 25 December 2012, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
It’s Christmas Day and Paul O’Grady is in the dog house. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to be precise. After becoming the smash hit of the autumn schedules, Paul O’Grady – For the Love of Dogs is back for a one-off Christmas special.
It’s the festive season at the Dogs & Cats’ Home and preparations are under way to make sure all the animals have a very special time. So who better to help out than dog lover and Battersea Ambassador Paul O’Grady. As well as answering phones on reception and giving away some curiously shaped gifts, Paul spends time with the animals who will be at Battersea over the Christmas period.
Amongst others, he’ll be meeting Colleen, a stressed out husky who has undergone a phantom pregnancy and treats her cuddly toys like her puppies, Willow, an ex racing greyhound whose prospects of a new home are in jeopardy as he is unable to go upstairs, NuNu, the St. Bernard who only understands Chinese and Cracker, the terrier whose shot at fame is hampered by his dodgy hip.
As well as following these doggie ‘tails’, Paul cooks up a special Christmas lunch for the pooches and gets the festive season off to a good start with carols around the Christmas tree. But with a litter of lurcher puppies being born at the Home, will Paul need his pockets checking before he leaves the premises?