It’s a Mayfair Dog’s Life
Whether it’s sniffing out the finer things in a dog’s life in the town or over a weekend in the country, Lola’s got the inside paw on the pulse
Dictated to Claire Zambuni
My name is Lola Zambuni and I’m a true town and country dog. I live in Queens Park, on the park and the office is on Brick Street, just off Piccadilly and literally opposite the entrance to Green Park so I spend my working week relaxing in my bed under mum’s desk or chasing squirrels in the park. I’ve been rambling around Mayfair now for six years and so have my regular haunts sewn up. It’s a surprisingly dog-friendly area and I have several favourite watering holes where I regularly get presented with treats and sometimes my own chair.
I’d say I’m 60 – 40 Town to Country kind of dog and have to admit as much as I love my Mayfair and Queens Park life I still look forward to weekends in the country. I chose my mum well. She loves to fish in the summer and shoot in the winter, two of my favourite pastimes and as a working cocker spaniel; I was, literally, bred to be by her side. We have some pretty cool country adventures together. This weekend was no different. After a demanding week in the office and it was a tough one, we headed to East Meon for the annual Lobster shoot in aid of the Countryside Alliance held on the Tyrwhitt-Drakes fabulous estate, Bereleigh. This charity clay shoot is certainly a family affair and great socialising for us working dogs. I met a hot golden cocker called Monty. I like a younger man and we flirted outrageously on the stands while mum and her friends blatted the clays out of the sky.
Whilst mum works on client’s projects in the week, I like to share my pawsome life on Instagram, Twitter and my blog and so inevitably, I get recognised in certain circles. I don’t let it go to my head and keep my paws very firmly on the ground although the upside is that I meet a lot of new people and a charity clay shoot is my perfect stomping ground. Several of the guns there knew me from my Instagram feed and came over for cuddles. It doesn’t hurt that my offspring have done so well for themselves. I’m a proud mother of four including Olive Beckham and as much as I’m happy for my daughter, I have to say that sometimes I’m slightly envious that she gets to cuddle up with David on a regular basis. I catch up with her jaunts on the Mail online and am pleased she has her mother’s working genes. My only son, Bruno has a pretty good life too with the Ramseys – I expect the titbits are pretty delicious in that household… I’m looking forward to sharing my love of town and country over the coming months and you can look forward to lots of dog friendly recommendations.