Louby Lou (Jack Russell) with Luna (Lurcher on left) and Twig (Lurcher on right) at their favourite place - the beach at Rye harbour at low tide.
All three dogs are rescues. Luna and Twig both came via Battersea Dogs home. Twig walks like a crab and has a tail that cuts a swathe all around him. He is brilliant with people and a wonderful dog with children. We think he must have lived outside most of his life, his people skills having ensured he was kept fed. He now loves his home comforts and loves to run for the joy of it.
Luna is beautiful and moves like a panther, but she’s terrified of pretty much everybody bar D and I. I hate to think what happened to her to make her so frightened and distrustful of people. She’s very hard work as she cannot be left alone, otherwise she panics and become desperate to escape any room. It means she goes with us everywhere. She likes to sit outside on a rug on the lawn and survey the world around her. She also loves to play chase with any other dog who can keep up with her.
Louby-Lou I first met in a park in London. She had been rescued from a puppy farm and when I first saw her she had been muzzled because she barks at just about everybody and any other dog not in her “pack”. When I met her she was looking for a new home and I couldn’t resist. She is very feisty, extremely brave, and is definitely the boss over the others. She loves chasing the ball at the beach, hunting mice, sitting on my lap while I work, driving in the jeep, and sleeping on my bed. Her avowed enemies are the many squirrels that taunt her from the trees around the house. She is now never much more than a few feet away from me at any time and is utterly devoted (but still very barky).