There’s one thing I feel truly blessed to have in my life, and that’s my springer Millie Moo. My heart is forever bursting with love. She’s my world, and I’ve also found my work becoming a doggo world. This can only mean one thing, I am winning.
On Tuesday 26th March my alarm went off at 4am. I wonder if Moo Moo was just as surprised as me with the frost and chorus of birds giving it their all. Surprisingly fresh-faced for the day, I kissed Mills, said I love you (I do this every day), and hit the road for London. I have to admit, it was a bit of a sensory overload arriving at Liverpool Street at 7am. How was it already a hive of activity? The escalators and digital screens dashing by dished up that slightly icky feeling which I know I’d get from a teacup ride. Actually, a park swing even.
Emerging above ground, I wandered around Covent Garden looking for the Icetank. Should have just followed my gut. Stupid phone maps. After a couple of loop-the-loops I found Grape Street, and with an eye out for Icetank branding, nope – there in big letters on the doors, PitPat Life.
Greeted by friendly faces and members of the PitPat Pack, I was shown downstairs to the Prize Zone. iPad Pro and pencil out, plus a pile of pawtrait reservation cards, I was ready just in time for the doors to open at 8am. Downstairs with me, guests could view the PitPat Life prizes which you win as you accrue points, have photos taken and do a weigh-in. Totally had my eyes on that gold PitPat!
So, basically I’m one of the prizes! When 25,000 points have been achieved, members receive a pawtrait of their dog in a style that I developed for PitPat. At the launch event however, you could get a free pawtrait as a treat. Below are a few I did before the event for Puggy Smalls, Barrie the war dog and Victoria Dunsdon’s Alan.