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A Queen Mary 2 kennel master's hardest tasks

Kennel masters Andy, left, and Oliver, with Wally the Welsh corgi (Photo: Anne Kalosh)
The expanded kennels on the newly remastered Queen Mary 2—complete with their lamppost from Liverpool and fire hydrant from New York—were a popular spot for visitors touring the ocean liner in New York on Wednesday.

Kennel masters Oliver and Andy were on hand in their distinctive red Cunard uniforms, as were several cuddly canines—including Wally the Welsh corgi () in his miniature Cunard bellman's cap.

'I love to take care of the pets,' Andy said of the job he's held for two years. His colleague Oliver has been a kennel master for four years.

What's the hardest part of the work?

'The first day. We need to memorize their names,' Andy said. 'And the last day [when the pets are disembarking]. We love them.'