Screenshot_2015-09-13-01-38-44A heartwarming story of an addict dog who overcame temptation hit headlines this week, warming the hearts of millions. The dog in question, Monty the Dog, had been struggling with a two-year addiction which at its peak entailed upwards of seven tennis balls a day. Now over a year sober, Monty reflected on the struggles he’s faced in an interview with Miriam O’Callaghan on the most recent edition of Saturday Night with Miriam.

Speaking of the trialing period, Monty said

“woof woof, woof, woof woof woof woof, pant pant, woof woof woof, woof woof bark.”

and offered the following advice to anyone who might be struggling with the unwanted effects of tennis balls;

“pant pant pant, woof woof, woof bark woof, woof woof woof.”

Support network Good Boy Ireland have praised Monty the Dog for the openness of his approach to such a difficult subject.