Countryfile: Adam Henson helps a ewe give birth
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BBC presenter Adam Henson, 55, has revealed on Twitter and Instagram that one of his Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas, Boo, has passed away after fighting a rare infection. While sharing the news he also acknowledged the heartache people are facing when losing family members during this “incredibly hard time” and said his pet’s death leaves “a big hole in our hearts and our home”.
A big hole in our hearts
The heartbroken Countryfile presenter took to social media and paid tribute to his family’s dog.
He wrote: “Sadly after contracting a rare case of streptococcus, our loveable dog Boo has passed away, despite the best efforts of our vets.
“I realise this is no comparison to people losing family members throughout this incredibly hard time, and my heart goes out to all of you who have.”
Adam ended the post with: “We loved her so much and she leaves a big hole in our hearts and in our home.”
The farmer’s Instagram profile features many pictures of Boo, who is often seen playing with the family’s fellow Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, Olive.
Adam also has Border Collie, Peg, and a Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund, Minnie, who all also feature heavily on his social media.
On January 3 Adam posted a picture of the duo alongside two of his other dogs sitting in the snow, while wishing his followers a happy start to the new year.
He captioned the post: “There’s still some snow here at the farm! Happy New Year to you all, here’s to a fantastic 2021.”
Countdown star Susie Dent was among the first to send condolences to the farmer.
She wrote: “Thinking of you, Adam.”
One of Adam’s followers who also has a dog named Boo tweeted their well wishes.
“So very sorry for your loss from us & our girl Boo x,” along with a picture of their dog.
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Adam’s Instagram comments were awash with comments featuring love hearts and crying faces from fans of the farmers.
In a 2018 interview with Your Dog magazine, Adam revealed that if he were a dog, he would be the same breed as his beloved Boo.
He said: “I would be a Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla as they suit my hair colour, they love exercise, and are often kept as pets in the house, enjoying lots of love and attention — perfect.”
The farmer also revealed that 101 Dalmatians is his favourite dog-related film and that one of his Gloucestershire old spot pigs starred in it, while sitting on Glenn Close, who played Cruella de Vil.
Adam’s sad news comes a day after he issued a plea to fans for urgent help after a litter of puppies was stolen over the weekend from near his home in the Cotswolds.
The TV presenter urged his followers to contact Gloucestershire police with any information.
He tweeted: “Some 4-week old puppies were stolen over the weekend from a farm in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
“Please share and get in contact with @Glos_Police if you have any information. #stolenpuppies.”(sic)
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