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Ella & Jenny!
My Dog & Me with Jenny Wheeler

In association with our good friends a DogHQ each month we meet Shore people who's 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) has been given the task of putting this feature together on a monthly basis in 2017. This month he talks with Jenny Wheeler of Bayswater about Ella her Toy Poodle.

AIDAN BENNETT: How long has Ella been part of your life?
JENNY WHEELER:
7 years.

AB: What made you decide to get a this breed?
JW:
Our old neighbour and her two little daughters got a toy poodle puppy and told us she had a sister. That was that!

AB: Is she your first dog, if not tell us about your other dogs?
JW:
Ella is the first dog that Alex and I have had together, but we have each had family pet dogs in the past so we knew the responsibilities involved.

AB: Do you have any other pets?
JW:
No - Ella is an only child!

AB: What do you love about your Ella?
JW:
Ella has always been such a fun, easy going dog. We love her personality and her constant go-go-go attitude.

AB: Does she have any bad habits?
JW:
She always wants to play ball but doesn't bring it back when you throw it. She wants you to play chase with her instead!

AB: What is her favourite things to do?
JW:
Ella loves to play, explore and cuddle. So whether she’s playing with her ball or going to the beach, she’s pretty happy. Oh and food – she loves food.

AB: How long has she been going to DogHQ and does she love it?
JW:
About five years and yes she loves it. She hasn't always been the most social dog, so it’s been great seeing her making friends and watching her confidence grow.

AB: Does she love the beach and swimming?
JW:
She loves to walk on the beach every weekend and will get her toes wet but she doesn't swim.

AB: Any words of wisdom for other dog owners or prospective dog owners?
JW:
Be realistic about your lifestyle and home when choosing your dog.

By Aidan Bennett
aidan@benefitz.co.nz
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Channel Magazine: Issue 76 May 2017


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