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Jodie Marsh's dog tattoo

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Jodie Marsh's dog tattoo

Jodie Marsh has had a tattoo tribute to her dog.

The 37-year-old former glamour model has added to her collection of inkings with an "amazing" portrait of her beloved pet pooch Ralph.

She said: "I love my new tattoo. I have an amazing new tattoo of my Rottweiler Ralph on my leg."

Jodie has so many pets, it takes her two hours to tend to their needs in the mornings.

She said: "I spend two hours sorting the animals out. I have six dogs and five cats, so there is a lot to do.

"I empty the litter trays, fill up their food and water and have a little play with them."

Jodie - who has taken a vow of celibacy since splitting with husband James Placido earlier this year - regards her animals as her "little family" and much prefers staying at home with them to going out.

She wrote in a guest column for Closer magazine: "I'm never out of the house for more than six hours - I don't want to leave the animals on their own for too long, I'll sometimes work from home so that I can be with them."

"After work, I head home and take the dogs out. I really enjoy taking them all out together - they're like my little family.

"I much prefer cosy nights in with my furry babies than going out clubbing or partying. Right now, I love to cosy up in front of the TV and watch 'Ex on the Beach'. I love focusing on me at the moment and not having to worry about anyone else's needs."