Friday, 30 November 2012

Love me Love my dog(s)


Can you help us with one of our next features?
Claire Horton-Bussey is writing about the Hounds of Love. Ben Fogle and Davina McCall both met the person they were to marry walking their dogs. Has a dog proved to be significant in finding love for you, too? We want to know! (Names can be changed if shy).
Or conversely, have dogs split you up?
Has your dog ever refused to allow your significant other into the bedroom?
Did your dogs hate each other on sight?
Do your breeds of dog need to be compatible to make it work? Which breeds and their owners definitely don't work? Hairy dog owners attracting only other hairies? How about giant breeds and toys? Working and Utility?
Have you ever found love at a dog show? Has a judge caught your eye as he's pointed to the winning spot? Has a fellow exhibitor lent you a comb and it's led to a brush with love?
Have you fallen for someone actually allergic to your dogs? Is loving dogs just a really promising sign that you'll agree on other subjects? Does it mean that they at least have a track record of loving someone other than themselves?
Share your theories and histories with claire@dogstodaymagazine.co.uk who is hoping for some tremendous love stories and great anecdotes!
(Get a pot of tea on Claire, sounds like you'll enjoy this one!)
We discovered our ad man Mike had met his wife on a dog walk when we were discussing this feature. They've been together 40 years and now have a gorgeous Standard Poodle and lots of grand kids...
Please share your stories for our Valentine issue... and if you are looking for love, talk to Claire about it, maybe we can have a lonely hearts column for just this issue.
Did any of you go on Sky's Date Me Date My Dog? How did it go? I know several of you were contemplating it... Please cross post and share widely. Spread the love or at least the request for it!

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