I don’t know about you, but my dogs are a bit of a lifeline. As I work at home happily sewing piles of dog collars with random BBC radio stations for company ( who doesn’t like a rant at Jeremy Vine !!) my pack of 3 1/2 woofers are a necessity. They were and are my inspiration for Scrufts and have modelled many a dog collar for me. So let me introduce them to you.
They are Maggie the very laid back and, dare I say it, lazy (ha!) Sussex Spaniel who is now 12, Frankie Flowers (another Sussex) who is 11 and still full of inquisitive naughtiness from time to time and likes the sniff of a pheasant on our afternoon walks and my little Elmer the JRT who is two now and such a character. Who knew terriers could be such fun and be so loving? Well, I guess quite a lot of you, which is why I have lovely customers like Mr Jack Spratticus the Border, who has been such a lifeline to his owner Nessa. He’s done a little posing for me and the camera surely does love him. Least, but not last, is Mr Mitch Noodles, another JRT, who actually belongs to my son, but he comes to Granny Doggie Day Care at Flowers Towers Monday to Friday. Truth to tell he’s been spending a little more time with me over the last ten days as my son has just become a dad and Noodles is finding the transition from baby of the family to ‘older brother’ a tad trying. But I’m sure he’ll be fine and dandy, once he’s got used to the new smell and noise!
Well, it’s almost 1pm and they’re all beginning to shuffle around with that ‘afternoon walk soon please?’ look on their collective chops, so I’d better have a cuppa, pull on the walking boots and set about tramping the Sussex Downland in search of a little head clearing. That’s the beauty of owning dogs, they allow you the time to think and ponder.
Do enjoy your walks, no matter the weather. We’re a hardy bunch us dog owners ….
Until the next time ! Woof !