A MAN says he was ‘amazed’ when a local groomers unveiled a mural in memory of his beloved dog.

Jack Scott was devastated when his pet Newfoundland Maisie passed away earlier this year following a battle with stomach cancer.

Jack, who lives in Castlemilk, says the gentle giant was well known in the local area.

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He said: "Everybody knew her, she was a great big dog and she had the best nature.

"More people knew her than knew me.

"People would stop their cars and come out and ask for pictures.

"She just used to sit, she loved the attention."

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Newfoundlands are known for their large size as well as their sweet-tempered and gentle nature and have a life expectancy of eight to 10 years.

Jack, 30, got Maisie as a puppy 12 years ago when he was just 18 years old.

She passed away in August this year despite Jack being told in December she only had a few more days to live.

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Jack says she "continued to fight" for eight more months but he was devastated by her death.

He said: "She was alright up until the last few days.

"Everybody was gutted. Every two seconds I was getting texts messages and phone calls because she was that well known and loved.

"I miss her presence most.

"Because she was such a big dog the house doesn’t feel the same without her there."

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After her death Jack, who works as a painter and decorator, was contacted by pet groomers Scruffy2Fluffy who said they wanted to include a painting of Maisie in murals on the outside of the building.

She had regularly attended the Croftfoot Road business even when she was sick.

The large mural was unveiled earlier this month.

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Jack explained: "When she was ill she would still go to the dog groomers and she was sometimes sick but they were always dead good with her.

"They had got the side done with random pictures and they said they wanted to put a photo of Maisie up.

"We didn’t realise it was going to be as big.

"When you go past on the main road you can see it clearly, I didn’t think it was going to be anything like that.

"I was the happiest I can remember when I saw it, it was amazing."

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He added: “It was the worst day I can remember [when Maisie died] it was just horrible.

"But when we saw the mural, it was a happy ending to the sadness.

"It was brilliant to see."

Scruffy2Fluffy has been contacted for comment.