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?
7 years.

AB: What made you decide to get a this breed?
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?
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?
No - Ella is an only child!

AB: What do you love about your Ella?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Be realistic about your lifestyle and home when choosing your dog.