Tell us about Cricket and how she came into your life
Cricket is a rescue from Cyprus. She was found by the side of a busy road, left to defend for herself at only 3 months old. A lovely lady took her in and soon a charity called ‘Underdog International’ were involved in rehoming Cricket.
My partner and I have had many conversations to rescue a dog. We had moved into our new home together and thought it was the right time to extend our family. As soon as we saw the picture of Cricket, we knew she was the one.
How does Cricket fit into your general day working?
I am lucky enough to have a home studio, where I pretty much run my company and create all my pieces. For me, it was about changing my working life to suit Cricket. Going for a morning walk with her before I start work has helped me bring structure into my life.
When you’re not working were do you and Cricket like to hang out?
Living close to the Hackney Marshes, we love to go exploring there. We discover new areas and interesting routes all the time. As the marshes are so vast, sometimes it feels like we are the only ones there. It is an amazing place and it makes me so happy to see how much Cricket loves it too.
What essentials do you always have on you when heading out for a dog walk and what do you carry them in?
Cricket is still a naughty puppy and she still needs a lot of recall training. So, treats are essential for our walks. I always carry my treats in my pocket for easy access as you never know when that squirrel is going to run pass.
What adventures do you and Cricket have planned for the rest of the year?
We have plans to go back to Scotland, where I lived, to do some beautiful Highland walks this summer. I would love to show Cricket some of the incredible scenery that Scotland has to offer.