My story with Waffle (who was Logan at Battersea) began on Facebook when a friend, who had seen a picture of him and knew that I would love him, posted it to me.
My friend was right. I phoned Battersea Dogs & Cats Home straight away to see if he was still up for re-homing and to ask about a home check. The next day we travelled down to the Home.
When we arrived Paul O`Grady was there filming his ITV programme but even with all comings and goings, Battersea carried on re-homing, working around the film crew.
Paul O`Grady was lovely, he came over and asked if we were going to look at the dogs. What a genuinely nice person Paul O`Grady was, taking the time to stop and show an interest in the people coming to meet the animals.
I met Waffle, and that was when the love for him started; he came out backwards as he was trying to grab a bin!
Getting him to reception was an adventure. He just grabbed everything he could get in his mouth near and didn`t want to let go, the boom mike, the lighting screen and anything else he could get hold of. It was easier to carry him – as a dog trainer I had failed, but I was laughing too much to care.
Paul O`Grady came over to say hello and give him a hug…..well that was his script gone! What a naughty boy, but just how much fun are we going to have? On the way to the car he picked up a lolly stick, cigarette packet and some leaves. I was worn out, what had I got myself into? I was going to have such fun finding out.
Waffle comes to work with me every day where he meets and greets customers in the best possible way.
Happy Endings – Waffle1We’ve had a lot of excitement over the last several months, he is now out competing in agility at Grade 3 and gained his first clear round. As he came over the finish line, he must have known he had done well as he ran straight into a trade stand at the show and grabbed as many toys as he could collect in his mouth! He has also been learning a variety of different tricks in his heelwork to music classes and recently joined his friend Pudsey to do some film work. He still hasn’t curbed his need to steal things but it is a little bit more under control. He has a very mischievous side and not a nasty bone in his body.
I love him and wouldn’t have him any other way.