2. A cool puppy arrives

ANIMALS ARE COOL & THEY ENRICH YOUR LIFE

Here at World Headquarters, we have a long history of using a variety of animals in our publicity, so we thought it was about time we got us a mascot.

This is our little baby,  Ronnie. She is a Pharoah Hound puppy & will be featuring on many of our flyers from now on.

Above is her hanging with the 13 other members of her litter, not long after she was born. Below is the first snap we took of her once we got her home, in bed, taken at the end of January 2010.

As you can see here she is still just a little baby, but she’ll grow, along with the Club, over the next 15 or so years.

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Batlugs…

Her ears (which as you can see in the photo above were all floppy…) suddenly started to stand up like some kind of crazy & astonishing bat…

This happened one ear at a time (as demonstrated in these photos below, taken in the first week of February 2010).

First it was her right ear…

But her left stayed all floppy…

When we got home at last one night, from our weekends shenanigans, we were very pleased to see that her second ear was playing ball & had just started to stand up.

Her first one was now up like a proper batwing & for a moment we thought the second one might not go for it…

But, check this snap taken at 6.30 on a Sunday morning!! (February 7th 2010),  hilarious!

This is one of her really early snaps, pre batlugs…

Here she is on one of her first trips out, sporting her rather fetching little jerkin that she wore, as she was little & did not have any fat to keep the cold out.

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Sprouting up

In just a few weeks she went from this little cheeky individual pictured here…

To the stately young hound pictured here, monkeying around at the beach…

She has sprouted up & it seems like you can almost see her growing.

She just gets longer & longer every day & has developed a kinda weird, long necked, mountain lionesque look, which you can see her rocking in this little snap below…

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the world of School & work

She was now eating so much, we thought it was time she started work to earn her keep. So this was her first modelling assignment, starring in our April 2010 advertisement in the Crack Magazine.

Ronnie does her first

She enrolled in puppy school for a few weeks with all her doggie chums. Here she is being bad, trying to eat out of a bin when she should be getting ready…

Her puppy classes were at Croft Medical Centre in Cramlington, where she hooked up with all her pals. They are really good classes & if you are thinking of getting a puppy, you should check them out.

She loved it & won an award for ‘Most Playful Puppy’ when she graduated.

She had such a great time that she took some time to weigh up her options & considered staying in further education & taking an agility class.

This was her second modelling job, for the front of one of our Summer flyers.

Ronnie's latest modelling job, on a flyer to promote the website

She can be such a little naughty, but she is also such a complete cutie & we all just love her to bits.

Come with us, as we tell you all about her things… x