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Eamonn Holmes shares poignant Christmas message with followers

He and wife Ruth Langsford are known for being animal lovers

Aisha Nozari
Aisha NozariOnline Writer
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Eamonn Holmes took to Instagram on Friday to remind his fans that when it comes getting a new pet dog, it's always better to adopt rather than shop. The This Morning host shared a sweet snap of himself alongside a very muddy pooch, and added the caption: "Maggie and me… muddy as can be. We're both heading home for the bath. #adoptdontshop #adogisforlifenotjustforchristmas."

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Fans were quick to reply to the TV star's thoughtful post, and many were delighted to see little Maggie had been treated to a fun day out. One replied: "Happy New Year Eamonn! Fab photo of you and dear Maggie." Another added: "I just love Maggie so much. Gorgeous dog. Love Ruth's pics too of Maggie."

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eamonnandmaggie © Photo: Instagram

Eamonn shared the sweet snap on Instagram

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Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford often share snaps of their pet, and even update fans with the adorable pooch's health, which took a turn for the worst in October after she developed a wound and had to visit the vet. Eamonn took to Instagram to share a snap of poor Maggie, wearing a collar and explained: "Maggie has been to the vet. She picked up a wound on one of her back legs. The collar is to stop her licking it. Poor girl."

Thankfully, Ruth shared a video of their border collie cross just days later, and in it, the sweet pooch could be seen rolling around on the floor, free of her cone-shaped collar. 

But Eamonn then revealed in November that his pet had suffered another setback and was left terrified by Bonfire Night's fireworks. Sharing a photo of himself holding Maggie in his arms, he wrote: "Just as she gets through her physical battles this past fortnight... along come the #Fireworks. Had to hold Maggie close this weekend. Hurts to see animals so frightened."

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