Hello, my name is Gill and I am a fanatical animal lover, so much so that by the age of 12 I decided to become a vegetarian. I was deeply into animal rights, always leafleting, walking and joining marches as often as I could, giving animals a voice on a public stage.
My childhood dog was a golden Labrador. Since having him, I’ve had a golden retriever and more recently an English Pointer. Current pets are 2 water turtles Zip & Zap, 2 hedgehogs, various fish in the pond, one husband and a teenage daughter!
Being with animals keeps me sane. Walking is always so much more enjoyable when you have canine company. To see the look on their faces, the wiggles of their bottoms from the wagging of their tales, is priceless. They live for their walks and we live to walk them.
Tom and Toto have returned the spring in my step, the joy of being outdoors with the rattling of leads, endless poo bags (stuffed in pockets I didn’t know I had) treats, towels and doggy coats.
Bring on the dogs!