Bank manager who spends £13,000 a year pampering her three DOGS insists they are like her ‘children’ and says the reason she works is to ‘keep her dogs happy’

  • Claire Kelly Johnston, 33, from Glasgow  appeared on This Morning today
  • She has Pomeranians Cupcake and ­Teddybear and a Chihuahua called Popcorn
  • The bank manager has spent £13,000 and says dogs are her ‘world’ and ‘babies’  

 A woman who spends £13,000 a year pampering her dogs, has insisted she ‘wouldn’t change any of it’, because her pooches are like her ‘children’.

Claire Kelly Johnston, 33, from Glasgow, appeared on This Morning via video link with her has Pomeranians Cupcake and ­Teddybear, who collectively cost £1,300 and a Chihuahua called Popcorn. 

The bank manager loves to splash cash on toys, treats and clothes for her three dogs, and told that while she ‘was not prepared’ to discover what she had spent, she loves to treat her dogs, who she ‘adores’ and thinks of as her ‘babies’. 

Claire Kelly Johnston (pictured), 33, from Glasgow, has Pomeranians Cupcake and ­Teddybear, who collectively cost £1300 and a Chihuahua called Popcorn who cost £900 and appeared on This Morning today 

The bank manager loves to splash cash on toys, treats and clothes for her three dogs, including a miniature pink Audi 

 When asked whether she was shocked after working out her annual spend, she said: ‘I was to be honest. 

‘I knew I had spent a lot, but I was not prepared for the figure it came to. But everything they have, they love and I love doing it for them. I wouldn’t change any of it at all.’ 

She later added how she’d respond to critics, saying: ‘I would say to those people, I adore the dogs. They are my children, my babies, my world. 

‘They’re happy, they’re healthy but it’s what I want for them. A lot of people do judge, but it’s all for love and the dogs are happy and that’s all that matters.’

Claire told that while she ‘was not prepared’ to discover what she had spent, she loves to treat her dogs, who she ‘adores’ and thinks of as her ‘babies’ 

Claire, who lives with husband Stuart,  has insisted she ‘wouldn’t change any of it’, as her pooches are like her ‘children’

Claire, who is married to chef Stuart Johnston, 36, was desperate for her own dog, before buying Cupcake in September 2018.

She said: ‘I’ve always loved animals i’ve always had animals growing up.  But these guys are my first time having a family pet of our own. We started off with little cupcake and it grew from there.’ 

A large chunk of Claire’s salary goes towards making sure her pets are never lonely, spending £270 a month for dog walkers and dog sitters.  

She said: ‘I work full time and I want to make sure they’re not left in the house for any length of time. 

A large chunk of Claire’s salary goes towards making sure her pets are never lonely, spending £270 pounds a month for dog walkers and dog sitters

 Another expenditure for Claire is the copious amounts of toys her dogs own, including their very own slide , inflatable castle, and miniature pink car 

‘So that’s when I reach the monthly spend so they’re taken out for a walk each day and have an afternoon visit so they’re never lonely – £3,000 a year 

Another expenditure for Claire is the copious amounts of toys her dogs own, including their very own slide, inflatable castle, and miniature pink Audi. 

The bank manager insisted that while others may not think their situation is ‘normal’, this s the ‘only life’ her dogs have ever known.  

She said: ‘They actually love their toys. The slide was for Cupcake’s birthday last year and that’s where it all started from. 

‘This is all they’ve ever known, so this is normal for them.  I know to a lot of people who think it isn’t normal, but to us this is life.’ 

She also admitted to spending ‘thousands’ on clothes for her pooches, but says the reason she works is to ‘keep her dogs happy’. 

She said: ‘I’ve probably spent a good few thousand pounds. If I see it and I like it I buy it. 

‘You don’t realise how much it all adds up, but that’s what I work for, to keep them happy.’ 

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