Tell us a bit about Scout's Honour and how it all started.
The idea behind Scout’s Honour was born shortly after Scout joined the family, but it wasn’t until a few years later that I built up the courage to make it a reality. Making merit badges for dogs just seemed a little silly but I think that’s what’s so great about it. The badges celebrate the gorgeous personalities and quirky habits of our beloved dogs. They’re designed to be ironed on to their bandana or blanket and added to over time.
Tell us about Scout and how he came into your life.
I grew up with dogs and missed having that companionship ever since leaving home. We had close family friends with a cocker spaniel who I just adored so my first dog was always going to be a cocker.
How does having a dog fit into your general working day?
It’s uncommon for Scout and me to spend much time apart these days. We usually enjoy a sleep in together and start the day with a walk through the park. When I’m at my desk he’s happy to lay at my feet - until the postman knocks and then all hell breaks loose!
When you’re not working where do you like to head out to with Scout?
You can often find us running a muck around Richmond Park, or taking a long stroll by the Thames. More often than not we’ll stop by a pub before heading home
What essentials do you always have on you when heading out for a dog walk, and what do you carry them in?
Our Kintails lead, poop bags and a tin of treats. The hands free lead is a genuine lifesaver, and means I have my hands free to enjoy a coffee and pastry on the go. In these colder months I usually pack a spare dog jacket and towel in my son’s buggy as Scout will almost always find a way to get muddy.
What adventures do you have planned with Scout for later this year?
Scout and I both adore the beach so a trip down the coast is definitely in order