Kindred Tales | Emma and Lebron | Model
We spoke to Emma about her life with Lebron (her French Bulldog) and how this independent yet chilled-out dog has become a wannabe model in the making.
Tell us about Lebron and how he came into your life.
I’d wanted to a get a dog for a long time. All I could think about was having my very own dog and instead of studying, I was always looking at puppies. I saw this ad on Gumtree about a new litter of puppies that were based in London. I sent the guy a message and agreed to meet him at Regent’s Park. I did think it was a little sketch, but went ahead and waited two hours on a bench waiting for this guy to arrive! I wasn’t sure if he was going to come or not, but eventually he did! He arrived with a baby pram that had a few puppies. Lebron was in the back of the pram and when I saw him, he pushed the other puppies aside and came to the edge of the pram. He sat in front of me and just stared straight into my eyes, holding my gaze. I was so weirded out by how he was just sat in front of me, observing everything about me, I knew there and then he was my pup! Now that I'm older and wiser, I know not to ever get a dog this way! I don't agree with buying puppies off gumtree. And any other dogs I'll have in my life I am committed to rescuing or adopting.
How does Lebron fit into your general working day?
Lebron is a very chilled-out and independent dog. Most of the time he comes to work with me, if the client I work with allows it. He takes over the whole set and ends up being a better model than me! He loves having his photo taken, so he always ends up stealing the show, haha! If he’s not allowed to come to work, we always go for a long walk in the morning and then I leave him at home to chill. He’s such a homebody and loves being the man of the house. I’m usually home by 6pm and we go for another walk in the evening. I’m so lucky that he’s so chilled and actually really enjoys his own space. You’ll always catch him either cuddled up to me or sunbathing alone on the patio. He’s a spoilt petit prince.
When you’re not working, where do you and Lebron like to hang out?
Lebron and I always prance around Stoke Newington. Clissold Park and Abney Park are the usual spots we hang out. When I’m not working, I mainly spend my time with him and we try to go away to the seaside or countryside together on the weekends.
What essentials do you always have on you when heading out with Lebron, and what do you carry them in?
I carry with me biodegradable eco-friendly poop bags. I pack a roll in the inner pocket of my jacket. I’m not really a bag person, so I always make sure I have big enough pockets. Lebron and I don’t really need anything else when we go out, just that, a tennis ball and each other.
What adventures do you and Lebron have planned for the rest of the year?
I’m thinking of planning a long weekend to the coast together. He loves the seaside and I recently got him a life jacket, so he can really experience swimming properly!
You can follow Emma and Lebron's adventures together on Emma's instagram page