A dog lover has been buried along with her prize-winning pooch INSIDE her coffin.
Jenifer Williams, 73, collapsed in her garden from a heart attack as she walked her new puppy.
Seven months ago her beloved Standard Poodle Arnie died after winning countless trophies over more than 10 years.
The pair have now been reunited with Arnie’s ashes buried with Jenifer in her hometown of Helston, Cornwall, this week.
Jenifer’s family said the retired teaching assistant was never happier than when she was appearing in dog shows with Arnie.
Her daughter Kim Sidaway said: “She loved taking part in the shows.
“I said to my sister that if mother had been alive this weekend, she’d be going to a dog show.”
Jenifer leaves her husband Derek, 78, their daughters Kim, Lucille and Angela, and grandchildren Sarah, Stephanie and Ben.
Her family said they were stunned at her unexpected death and had been inundated with condolences and offers of support.
Arnie won several hundred trophies and rosettes after being named top dog on several occasions but was put down in April after a chest infection.
Shortly before her death Jenifer credited his pedigree to his grandmother, who was a champion at Crufts.
She said: “Anyone could take him to the shows. He could do it all himself. He just loved the show ring.”