"I dub thee ... Coco!"
That's not actually what Dame Patsy said but the black and white SPCA puppy who was given her forever name this morning at Government House seemed quite happy as the SPCA launched its Giving Hearts legacy programme in Wellington.
The programme allows people to remember the SPCA in their wills and also offers help with looking after and rehoming pets when their owners pass on. Participants in the programme also get to name SPCA animals, a lovely way of remembering a treasured pet.
So Dame Patsy's Coco now has two namesakes - one in Auckland and one in Wellington.