Occasionally I get enquiries from people who are looking for someone to walk their dog for a week or two as they are unable to, for various reasons. I rarely write about these dogs as life just seems to fly by and before I know it, I am no longer walking them. But I had to stop and write about my most recent temporary pup. For the last three weeks, Clicquot, the beautiful black labrador, has been part of my 11am pack.
I met with her and her owner for half an hour and then took Clicquot straight out with my other dogs that day. We bonded straight away. As with most labradors, she is treat motivated and realised very quickly where the treats were kept (my trouser pocket), so stayed close. I took them all to an enclosed area down by the river Thames to see how her recall was with me. I quickly discovered that she loves swimming! And chasing balls and playing with the other dogs. Such an obedient girl and so happy when out on her walks.
I was very sad when her owner no longer needed me to walk her, but there's hope - I will be walking Clicquot occasionally between now and Christmas and over Christmas while her owners are on holiday.