David Beckham shares an adorable snap of his dog Sage going in for slobbery kiss – much to the dismay of the footballing legend
David Beckham shared an adorable snap of his cute dog Sage going in for a kiss when he took the spaniel out for a walk on Sunday.
The former footballing icon, 46, took to Instagram to share with his 69.4m followers the snap of Sage giving the star a kiss on the mouth.
Wearing a brown cable knit jumper the star looked casual as he winced when the dog went in for the kiss.
Puppy love: David Beckham, 46, posted this cute snap of his dog Sage planting a huge slobbery kiss on the mouth to his Instagram page on Sunday
He captioned the shot ‘Come on Sage seriously always on the lips’ followed by a wide eyed emoji.
Family man David, who is father to Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 19, Cruz 16 and Harper is no stranger to posting pictures of his family and often includes he beloved dogs as part of his tribe.
David is also ‘dad’ to two other spaniels named Olive, and Fig and is often posting pictures of himself getting up close with is extended family.
Extended family: David often posts pictures of their dogs to his social media accounts
The cute doggy snaps comes after the Beckhams recently revealed that they had been granted planning permission to build a new office at their £6m Grade II listed Cotswold mansion – on the condition they look after the existing wildlife there.
The celebrity couple submitted an application to West Oxfordshire District Council to build an outhouse at their Grade-II listed property in the Cotswolds earlier this year.
The planning application has now been approved by the local council as long as the celebrity couple share it with birds and bats that live there.
Kissa kiss: Sage appears to be particularly close to the star as he often posts pics of the spaniel going in for a kiss
David and Victoria must ‘ensure that bats, birds, badgers, hedgehogs, reptiles and amphibians are protected in accordance with The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.’
They are also prohibited from installing any outdoor fixtures which ‘would directly illuminate the bat box or the hedge-row without prior approval to protect roosting, foraging or community bats.’
The planners said: ‘Before the erection of any external walls, details of the provision of at least one integrated bat box and at least one integrated bird box within the walls of the new building shall be submitted to the local planning authority for approval.’
The outdoor building, which will be used as an office and high-tech vehicle storage space, will be designed to have two open frontage bays and an open roof structure to provide an ‘attractive environment for nesting birds and bats.’
The new structure, which replaces an old outbuilding, will be designed with a traditional gabled form.
It will be made using a timber post and beam frames with pillars supported on staddle stones.
Buggies and quad bikes are listed as examples of the vehicles and garden machinery that would be stored there.
In earlier correspondence from the council to the couple, regarding the plans, it was noted that several measures to enhance native species in the area would need to be followed.
The council’s biodiversity officer, Esther Frizell-Armitage, said in a letter this included adding several specific biodiversity enhancements, which include planting at least six different tree species to create ‘native’ hedgerows around the new development.
Happily married: David and former Spice girl Victoria recently celebrated 22 years of marriage