English woofers will soon be able to bark at the moon with Black Sabbath singer and metal legend Ozzy Osbourne if a proposed doggie day care center is approved — and the reason why might surprise you.
The news comes to us from The Sun, who report that the rocker and his wife, media mogul Sharon, have given their blessings to a new project that would turn over four acres of the couple's sprawling Buckinghamshire estate to Positive Dogs, a local pet walking and training service.
Married for 35 years, the pair routinely share snaps of the family's six family puppers — Bella, Rocky, Alfie, Charlie, Flick and Moe — on their massively popular social media feeds.
(Sharon, in particular, is said to lavish attention on her beloved pets, flying them first class last year at a cost of nearly $300,000. (That's alot of kiddle, bow-WOW!))
Currently used as a pasture for horses, the Osbourne's land would house a "facility where [good English doggies] will be collected in the morning, spend the day in the countryside, in the safe and secure environment of the field, and then be dropped home" after their owners clock out of work.
"This will reduce the amount of travel required throughout the day along with the risks associated with walking groups of dogs on local footpaths," the report continues.
"Dogs are currently walked in open spaces, parks and footpaths, normally in groups. This can be intimidating to other dog owners, cyclists, runners, young mothers with prams and children."
According to the British tabloid, the doggie day care would operate "from 9am to 5pm with a maximum of 30 dogs split into groups of seven to eight and walked up to four times a day."
Legal counsel retained by Positive Dogs noted in the project's official paperwork that "the owner of the property gives full support to the application and would use the proposed day care."
Per The Sun, plans were submitted to a local land use committee and will be voted upon in June. As of now, no objections have been raised by neighbors.
If The Sun is to be believed, the initiative was motivated by the their love of animals — and an alleged affair that almost drove the duo to divorce.
"Ozzy was kicked out the family home last year after having a fling with hairdresser Michelle Pugh — but the couple, married for 35 years, have since reconciled."
Of the tryst, Sharon recently had this to say: "I forgive. It's going to take a long time to trust but you know we've been together 36 years, 34 of marriage, and it's more than half of my life. I can't live without him. Even though he's a dog. He's a dirty dog."
"He's going to pay for it though, big time!"
FACT: Dogs > Couples' counseling, so big ups to Ozzy for opening his heart — and wallet — to set things right.