December 14, 2018

Meet the MOOdogs: A festive dogumentary

We’re barking for dogs here at MOO, which is why we invited some of our furry pals and their MOOcrew humans to enjoy Christmas sweater day at HQ.

We were lucky enough to bag an exclusive interview with 5 of our favorite MOOdogs. Find out what they get up to over the holidays, who loves a foie gras breakfast and who can’t wait to settle down with Die Hard!

Chambers

Hello there. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Deidre Chambers, and this is my human, Row. I’m a French Bulldog from Wales.

Talk us through a typical Christmas Day at your house

At number 6, it’s a very relaxed and intimate affair. We’ll wake up in the morning and enjoy a delicious foie gras breakfast (in the “good” bowl, of course, as the occasion calls for). We then take a beautiful winter stroll. Then it’s all parlour games and belly rubs until the New Year!

How do you relax during the rush of the holidays?

I find it’s important to take time out from the festivities to indulge oneself in the simple pleasures of canine life; stretching out on the rug, barking at the dogs on the television and so on.

Do you have any hobbies?

I love settling down in the evenings with my human to watch Will and Grace – it’s my favourite show and never fails to make me howl!

Luna

Hello darlings, I’m Luna and this is my human and agent, Sophie. I’m a Dalmatian from London.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Since my modelling career took off, I’ve been mainly focusing on that – developing my look, keeping my portfolio fresh. I work with some big brands, so most of my days are spent on shoots. I love my work, and there’s been lots of travel opportunities that other dogs would give their last bone for, but I know it’s important to stay grounded.

How did you react when you were asked to take part in our Christmas sweater day?

I was thrilled! It’s great to add MOO to my portfolio. Although it can sometimes be overwhelming working with a new client – there’s so many people who want to pet you! I suppose it’s to be expected when you get to my level of Instagram fame.

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received from your human?

That would have to be my lovely agent Sophie taking care of my tax returns. It’s so helpful to have someone crunching the numbers so I can focus on my shoots. She’s my best friend, and I’ll remember her kindness no matter how far I go. By the way, is this sweater my color?

Strummer

Hello folks, I’m Strummer, a British Bulldog living in London with my human, Jamie.

How do you like to spend the holidays?

I like to really relax over the holidays. I mostly just lay on the sofa with my legs in the air, snoring. My humans always have to turn the TV up because I’m so loud. I hope I don’t make them miss Die Hard again this year…

What’s on your Christmas list this year?

A football! I love charging around playing with a ball, but they never last long – I definitely need a new one to destroy. My current record is 15 seconds.

Do you like coming to visit the MOO offices with your human?

I do, but I’m always warned to be on my best behaviour. When I was a puppy, I was sent home from doggy day-care for being too excited and using my head as a bowling ball to knock all the other dogs over. My human was pretty mad when she came to pick me up but I think she saw the funny side eventually!

Banyan

Hey! I’m Banyan, a domestic dingo from Sri Lanka. This is my human, Leona.

Where did you meet your humans?

They were driving across the road in Sri Lanka and they looked pretty lost to be honest (typical tourists), so I decided to take matters into my own paws and jump in front of the car to offer them directions – being a street dog I know all the best spots to get free chicken. They hopped out of the car to give me a scratch, and we got on so well that I decided to adopt them. I couldn’t just leave them roaming the streets!

What are the holidays like in your house?

In Sri Lanka I used to just hang by the beach, play with the other dogs and do my own thing. I’m very independent – my human always says I’m more like a cat than a dog! Now I’m a family man – I spend the holidays going out for walks or snoozing on the carpet. Oh and eating a lot of chicken. Leona makes a great chicken dinner, but she gets really mad when I eat the bones. Humans, eh?

What do you get up to in your spare time?

I like to race around the parks of London with my new pack that I’ve joined. The humans call it doggy day-care or something. I love playing with other dogs but I’m not really interested in toys to be honest. Just because I’m in day-care it doesn’t mean I have to act like a puppy! I’m much happier play-fighting with my new friends.

Mango

Hola! Me llamo Mango. I’m a hound from Spain*, and I live in London with my human, Javier.

*Note: Javier has kindly translated this interview as Mango only speaks Spanish

How did you two meet?

I was living in the mountains in Spain when I bumped into Javier. He got me a nice room at the dog shelter and then decided to foster me. After just two weeks I packed up my chew toys and was on my way to England to start a new life.

Who’s your best office dog pal?

I’d like to call Banyan my main hombre! The language barrier is a little bit tough because I only speak Spanish and he speaks Sinhalese, but we always have a great time wrestling on the floor in MOO HQ– and I always let him drink from my bowl.

What are your plans for the holidays?

I’ve got a very busy couple of weeks ahead. I need to chase some pigeons, run around for no reason, bury a really cool stick I found – I just don’t know how I’m going to fit it all in!

Enjoyed reading about our furry friends and their holiday plans? Check out our Instagram for some wag-worthy photos and behind the scenes antics from our MOOdogs holiday photo shoot.

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