Monthly Archives: May 2013

Marina Scott, ‘Starting out in the dog world’: Preview

Last weekend I found myself on the sunny shores of Bournemouth doing my first interview with Marina Scott, Assistant Editor of Dog World.

As a former Junior Handler World Champion herself, I was interested to hear her experiences in the industry and how tools like social media and websites can engage the younger generation to get involved in dog activities like Showing, Agility and Obedience. Publishing her own book and DVD on Dog Handling and holding sessions on handling, she is very keen to educate younger people in that area.

A final shot after the interview!
A final shot after the interview!

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Met an interesting fella in Bournemouth!

While I was in Bournemouth last weekend interviewing Marina Scott, I met a bunch of rather confident squirrels…

Makes me think how animals quickly adapt in their environment, I’m sure these group of squirrels in Bournemouth are used to tourists walking past on a daily basis, giving them scraps, seeds or nuts. I had one a few weeks ago that jumped on my leg because the squirrel thought I had some food on me. Rather shocked and amazed at the same time I didn’t have the time to reach into my bag and take a photo before the squirrel realised I had nothing on me and ran off!

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Best time of the day to interact with these characters is early in the morning where there aren’t as many people around.

It makes you wonder, why would you bother looking for food when the food looks for you?