AN already busy mum picked up six new puppies during lockdown — and now looks after a total of eight dogs and two horses alongside her six children.
Zoey Green, 37, juggles walkies for the many hounds with the school run, her kids’ extracurricular activities and also helps to run her family’s groundworks company.
She wakes at 6am each day to let out dogs Rover, Clover, Gypsy, Willow, Flora, Mae, Fern and Daisy to stretch their legs.
Zoey then wakes her children Harrie, 13, Faith, 12, Charlie, 11, Tommy, nine, Jude, seven, and Louis, five, for school.
She said she gets no time to herself, only enjoying a little quiet time with hubby Tom, 34, after 10.30pm when everyone else — including the dogs — is in bed.
Zoey, from Sheffield, said: “Preparation is key.
“I get all the kids’ uniforms sorted the night before.
“My household is hectic but it doesn’t feel like it.
“I get up at 6am every morning to organise myself and let the dogs out.
“Then I wake up all the children for school
“I have grown accustomed to the routine quickly.”
“In the evenings if we are all in then the dogs can come into the living room and we all spend some time together as a family.
“Then everyone goes to bed including the dogs who all share a huge dog bed.”
Her dachshunds even have their own Instagram account, where Zoey posts pictures of them modelling dog clothes.
She added: “We have a little pup-drobe to keep all their stuff in.”