Tag Archives: Animals

A Ticket for Taffy

Plot

Aileen Shaw’s family had to emmigrate to Canada after her father’s business failed. Mr Shaw’s brother offered pay for tickets for family, but couldn’t afford a ticket for Taffy, Aileen’s adored pony, so she was determined to earn money herself.

Notes

  • Has a similar plot to A Ticket for Timmy written by Maureen Hartley, though in that story the animal was a sheepdog.

Appeared

  • A Ticket for Taffy – Tracy: #120 (16 January 1982) – #129 (20 March 1982)

Peri of the Ponies

Plot

Peri Wills was a girl with a special way  with ponies. She had the chance of attending a first-class pony school and there she learnt a great deal. But through a misunderstanding, she had to leave before taking her instructor’s certificate. Her longing to be with ponies led her to take an unpaid job at a ramshackle riding school kept by Mr and Mrs Hopkins.
Peri started to groom one of the ponies.

Notes

  • Art: Ron Smith

Appeared

  • Peri of the Ponies – Judy: #559 (26 September 1970) – #573 (2 January 1971)

Annie’s Ark

Plot

Orphan Annie Bright is in charge of the menagerie belonging to Chipper’s Circus. Annie has a deep affection for all animals. In turn, the animals trust Annie. A new venture begins for Annie when the animals are hired out to do “acting” jobs.

annie's ark

Notes

Appeared

  • Annie’s Ark – Judy: circa #471 (18 Jan 1969) – (?)
  • Annie’s Ark – Judy: circa #507 (27 Sep 1969) – (?)
  • Annie’s Ark – Judy: circa #582 (6 March 1971) – (?)

Puppy Love

Plot

Lauren Dean has always wanted a pet, but it was not possible as her family live in an apartment block. Then Dad changes jobs and the family move into a cottage, where Lauren can have a pet at last. A stray dog adopts Lauren, and Lauren names her Spot. Spot dies, but not before she has given birth to three puppies, who become Lauren’s new pets.

Notes

  • Artist: Ron Lumsden

Appeared

  • Puppy Love –  Bunty: #2209 (13 May 2000)