A MAN with a wife and children has chosen a photo of his beloved dog for his phone screensaver.
Stephen Malley momentarily considered having a photo of his spouse and three children on his phone but ultimately decided that seeing his golden retriever, Jimmy, would be more reassuring.
Malley said: “He never moans, he never has homework I have to pretend I can do, and he’s the only one who actually respects me.
“Seeing his mostly expressionless dog face on my phone is a constant source of solace and in the middle of a stressful day at the office, he reminds me why I put myself through it.
“Some people even say he looks a bit like me, which is nice”.
Malley’s wife Liz said: “We all went to Lanzarote last year and I made Stephen take a photo of me and the kids jumping into the air on top of a volcano.
“Steve had it as the screensaver on his laptop for about three days before secretly changing it to a picture of the dog sniffing a pile of leaves.”