In association with our good friends at DogHQ each month we meet Shore people whose four-legged family members add a great deal of joy to their lives. Our very own dog-lover Aidan Bennett (he has two doggies of his own he spoils – Olive a Cocker Spaniel and Maisie a French Bulldog) loves the task of putting this monthly feature together. This month he talks with Tania Ruri about Drama, her much-loved British Bulldog.
AIDAN BENNETT: How long has Drama been part of your life?
TANIA RURI: Nearly five years.
AB: What made you decide to get a British Bulldog?
TR: I Inherited Drama from one of my sons – Drama was imported over from Sydney when he was two years old.
AB: Is he your first dog?
TR: Drama would be my first dog in about 10 years – before that a Samoyed, Basil; years ago a Dachshund, Tasha and many years ago a Pug.
AB: Do you have any other pets?
AB: What do you love about Drama?
TR: Drama’s loyalty and he is such a little character, full of bounce and very cute. Drama is a playful little boy.
AB: Does he have any bad habits?
TR: Only taking up too much room on the bed!
AB: What are his favourite things to do?
TR: Drama loves playing tug-of-war; he loves walking on the beach, playing, cuddling and he does enjoy snoozing and snoring. Chomping food is on the A list for him as well and he’s quite happy to pose for photos.
AB: How long has he been going to DogHQ and does he love it?
TR: Drama has been at Dog HQ for about three years – he loves Dog HQ, he loves playing and the company. He is very lucky as he gets a huge amount of attention, bum scratches, cuddles and love from the Dog HQ team. He has been known to have a girlfriend there too!
AB: Does he love the beach and swimming?
TR: Yes very much so, Drama loves the beach and likes to “trot” through the waves. He only has short legs so doesn’t like to go too far out – I'm not sure if his solid frame would float!
AB: Any words of wisdom for other dog owners or prospective dog owners?
TR: Love and enjoy your pooch as much as you can. The little four-legged buddies are truly special to have in your life.