Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Corrie A-Z: P is for Pets

(This post was originally posted by Llifon on the Coronation Street Blog in August 2013.)

There have been many pets on Coronation Street. Here are some of the pets that have appeared over the years. Some are included in the collage above.

Barney – David Platt’s rabbit
Beauty – Mavis Wilton’s budgie
Bella – Maxine Peacock’s cat
Betty’s Hotshot – racing horse owned by the menfolk of the street in the late 1990s
Bobby – Minnie Caldwell’s cat
Boomer – The Duckworths’ dog in the early 1990s
Cleo – Baldwin’s Casuals’ cat
Dolores – Tommy Deakin’s donkey
Dougal – Sam Tindall’s dog
Dolly, Dulcie, Fergie, Molly, Scarlett – Jack Duckworth’s pigeons
Eccles – The Barlows’ dog
Fury – Eddie Yeats’ dog
Gilbert – Albert Tatlock’s pigeon
Harry/Harriett – Mavis Riley’s budgie
John – Jesse Chadwick’s parrot
Leanne – Simon Barlow’s rabbit
Little Hilda – Eddie Yeats’ chicken
Lucky Lolita – Harry Hewitt’s greyhound
Marmaduke – Betty Williams’ cat
Monica – Tyrone Dobbs’ greyhound
Mr Woo – Rita Sullivan’s dog
Ozzy – Maria’s dog
Randy – Percy Sugden’s budgie
Rat Features – Sophie Webster’s hamster
Rommel – Hilda Ogden’s cat
Rover – The Gilroys’ dog
Saracen – Vicky Arden’s horse
Scamper – Joyce Smedley and the Malletts’ dog
Schmeichel – Chesney Brown’s dog
Shandy – Sean Tully’s dog
Sunny Jim – Minnie Caldwell’s cat and Jed Stone’s
And then there’s the wonderful Frisky who appeared on Corrie’s title credits for a decade.
Can you think of any others? Who’s your favourite pet?

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