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Heartbroken pet owner leaves tennis balls on beach in memorial to her beloved dog

A heartbroken dog-lover has left a touching gift in memory of her beloved border collie - a box of tennis balls for other pets to play with at her favourite beach.

Credit: Wales News Service

Alison Lenihan, 48, left a picture of pet Meg alongside a note saying:

Please take a ball and enjoy a game with your dog in memory of our beautiful girl.

– Alison Lenihan

Animal-lover Alison told how she spent "14 happy years" with Meg on their daily walks.

And she told how Meg loved "sharing good times" playing with a tennis ball on Port Eynon bay at Gower, near Swansea.

Credit: Wales News Service

Alison left a box of a dozen new tennis balls in Port Eynon with the message 'Please Enjoy! Free' to mark a year to the day since Meg died, aged 14.

In a note attached to the free balls and the picture of Meg, Alison wrote:

In memory of Meg

Please take a ball & enjoy a game with your dog in memory of our beautiful girl.

Meg loved the beach and loved life!

And we love and miss her. So much.

– Memorial note

Actress and singer Alison, of Gorseinon, Swansea, said: "It seemed the right thing to do - I hope people enjoy the beach and the tennis balls as much as we did."