It all started very badly as I had to have a bath and my hair cut the night before so that I would look good on the photographs, I don’t have one good side – I have 4 good sides (not including top and bottom, I am a lady after all)
So off we went, it was a very warm day driving to London, luckily I was in my private quarters with the air con on, so I sleep most of the way. We made one stop at the motorway services for a “comfort break”, where I was much admired by everyone who saw me – It can be such a curse to be so good looking sometimes!
Eventually we arrived in London where Mum had a bit of a phaff trying to find a parking space but she found one eventually. Once inside Metro Bank the staff were awesome, showing me to the waiting area and bringing me a bowl of water. Mum (the meany) wouldn’t let me sit on the comfy chair like at home because of all the men in suits – sounded like nonsense to me, everyone who came to say hello went away with my hair on them anyway, so what difference did it make?!
Duffy or Sir Duffield to give him his full title came to introduce himself. He is so cute, just like a little puppy. I could have mothered the life out of him. What a doll! He explained what was going to happen at the awards partyn and why I (sorry we) were there!
Metro Bank asked all their customers’ dogs to vote for the best tasting dog treat , so that Metro Bank could put it in dishes in all their branches for any dog who came in to eat. (Wow, what a great idea, I think we should have treats in bowls at home in every room for me to eat whenever I want. I will try thought transference on Mum all the way home on this subject.) Wagg Low Fat Treats were voted the best out of 3000 votes and every dog that voted got their name put in a raffle to win a dog hamper with lots of goodies in. So as well as me (sorry us, sorry Wagg) getting an award the winning dogs were also coming to collect their hampers.
The party began, Duffy’s Dad welcomed everyone and explained what Duffy had already told me (you have to repeat things to humans!) Me and Mum had lots of photos taken, I loved it, she wasn’t so happy! I mingled with some TV stars (the dog from Dr Martin TV show, the dog from the Specsavers ad and another TV star dog) the winning dogs for the hampers and a lady from the Kennel Club and a lady from Battersea Dogs Home, where the orphan dogs have to go until new Mums and Dads can be found for them. That is so sad, it makes you realise how lucky my Mum and Dad are to have me in their life. I must make them so happy.
Duffy then presented me with my award
and I thanked everyone for voting and I said that I would spend my year’s reign working with children and bringing about world peace.
Mum also said thank you and said our treats are good for dogs because they don’t have anything nasty in them and even puppies from eight weeks old can eat them. I just eat them because they taste nice.
Then the lady from the Kennel Club said thank you to Metro Bank for being so dog friendly and the lady from Battersea Dogs Home said thank you to Duffy, apparently if a Metro Bank customer adopts a dog from them, Metro Bank give the customer their adoption fee back!!
After that the doggie hampers were presented to the winning dogs.
Then we all had some more photos taken. So many people told Mum how good I was and how beautiful I am, but I was just being me, I love people and most dogs I meet, as long as they remember their manners. I will say no more on that subject apart from some dogs need to learn “No means No”.
Then it was time to leave, so we said goodbye to everyone and left with my award, a beautiful golden bone dog bowl, which would be just perfect full of Wagg Treats but Mum put it in the car next to her, to keep it safe she said, but I think she just didn’t want me to have it.The drive home took ages, luckily I was able to sleep all the way home. It was very nice to visit London but I wouldn’t want to live there, there’s hardly any grass verges anywhere for a girl ”to go”.
Big thank you to Duffy and all his staff at Metro Bank especially Emma for making me so welcome and thank you Dalton for letting me represent Wagg Foods at such an important doggie event.
Matilda Mitchell (Miss)