Martina Woods grew up with farm dogs, but between work and living in Drogheda, having a dog of her own never suited. “It would have been left alone for too long every day,” she says. “When Harry arrived we had moved home to Derrynoose, a small townland on the Monaghan-Armagh border. Our family farm straddles the border with Mammy living in the Republic where the dog treats are made, and we are over the border in the North.”

After the vet told Martina to stop giving Harry shop-bought treats, she decided to make her own. \ Suzanne Toal