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Search on for new dog for popular Inverness busker


By Ian Duncan


Busker John Casey and Emily the Dalmatian in the city centre's Victorian Market.
Busker John Casey and Emily the Dalmatian in the city centre's Victorian Market.

Traders in Inverness's Victorian Market have launched an appeal to find a new dog for their regular busker.

John Casey, who is the only musician allowed to perform at the site, was the owner of beloved Dalmatian Emily, who sadly died last month.

She had been his constant companion for more than 11 years.

A post was shared on the Victorian Market Inverness Facebook page today, aimed at finding him a new best friend.

The post read: "We’re hoping you can help our John. As a lot of you know John Casey, our wonderful resident busker, lost his beloved Dalmatian Emily recently. He has taken some time to adjust and would now love to have another best friend.

"If you or you know of anyone who may have a suitable puppy or dog that John could share his life with then please get in touch."

The suitable candidate must be sociable and get on with other dogs and children.

Mr Casey has been busking at the market six days a week for 27 years.

While he sang hits from the 1960s and 1970s Emily either snoozed at his feet, in her fluffy teddy-filled dog basket, or snacked on carrot and cucumber slices – after a pancreatitis diagnosis forced a biscuit ban.

Related article: Inverness traders at Victorian Market mourn passing of busker's much-loved dog

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