Linda Martin is a lady of many talents – Eurovision winner, drag queen look-a-like (according to Petra Mede), odious little man slayer, and err… pet detective? She may not be Ace Ventura, but thanks to a Sunday newspaper interview given by regular tabloid botherer, Twink (real name Adele King), the “Why Me?” singer has just become Ireland’s most famous pooch sleuth.

It all started on Thursday night when Twink, a two time Irish national finalist in the 1970s, realised that her minature Yorkshire Terrier, Teddy Bear, was missing. The former Maxi, Dick and Twink band member (the 70s really were a more innocent time) called in The Sunday Independent and relayed her emotional trauma.

My heart is f**king broken. Someone has taken my baby! Who would do such a thing as to steal my baby! I feel like he has been snatched from my bosom!

The entertainer and her family are distraught (she and her daughter cried “like two walruses”) while the five remaining dogs – JJ McNamara, Peanut Sheridan, Rita Kelly, Mary Agnew and Rosie Kinnitty – are wondering around the house “with bewilderment”. To further compound their misery, they’re still recovering from the recent death of Bertie Ahern (another dog, not the former Irish prime minister). The poor woman has the woes of the world upon her!

Twink Appeals To Linda Martin For Help
Twink appeals for help finding Ted (Screengrab via independent.ie)

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and as such Twink has turned to her arch-nemisis – Linda Martin. The pair famously fell out when Twink reportedly called Linda a rather unpleasant ‘c’ word. The Eurovision star explains all in the clip below.

Linda Martin / Twink Feud

But after five years, Twink felt it was time to reach out to the “very powerful woman in the dog world”.

We won’t ever work together again, although you should never say never, but the one common denominator since we were teenagers is animals. My father taught Linda Martin how to ride a horse. So the one common denominator we’ve always had through all that crap that went on is our profound love of animals… At this point it doesn’t matter about careers or what went on; Linda is a very powerful woman in the dog world of finding and housing and rehousing and contacts and websites. I’m sure out of the love of a little dog not being mistreated or abused she would [want to help]. I admire what she has done in that field.

However, rather than contact the “Terminal 3” performer directly, Twink opted to use the newspaper as a sort of bat-signal

I’m asking through you… I’m extending a hand of animal friendship to say: ‘C’mon Linda give us a dig out here.

http://youtu.be/MkDKRN1Y6_k

Now Linda may be a decisive figure, but as anyone who saw February’s Irish Eurosong will attest, she is a woman of principles. And with a friend doggie in need, she couldn’t stand idly by.

As soon as I heard the news that the dog was missing, I made some calls on it and contacted animal organisations north and south of the border and also in the UK… One thing I do know about Adele is how much her dogs mean to her and then I read the interview she gave where she extended an olive branch to me and I’m accepting it because of the dog situation.

Yay for Linda! The story may be the greatest load of barmy you’ll read all week, but Team Wiwi genuinely hope Linda can help find the missing canine, no one wants to see any harm come to an innocent animal, regardless of how eccentric his owner may be.

Like all good mysteries, the tale (or should I say tail) has a twist. After reading of Twink and Teddy Bear’s plight, several Sunday Independent readers took to Twitter. And for reasons known only to themselves, a few bright sparks decided to search for “twink” and “dog”. Let’s just say the results caused even more doggie related distress.

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Alex
Alex
8 years ago

LMAOOOOOOOOOO

Is her name really Twink? Wow.