Nosey Barker: Lana and Harvey the Bassador
Today kicks off a new series on Paws and Prada called Nosey Barker, where we invite people and their pets to come and let them know a little bit about themselves and give us a glimpse into their friendship. Today, I’m honoured to have the lovely Lana from Fashion Fake with us, to tell us about a very special guy, Harvey an eight year old Bassador.
I adopted Harvey from a Dogs Trust centre when he was 4 years old. He was brought in by a family who said they could no longer look after him due to a bankruptcy, and after of being at the Dogs Trust centre he was presented to us. He was nervous and loud – as you would expect a poor dog to be an hour after they’ve been left by their beloved owners. We had to adopt him, and haven’t looked back since.
Harvey is a cross between a basset hound and a labrador which makes him the funniest and cutest shape – he’s like a short, elongated labrador. He has the stubbornness of a basset, he’s a diva – it’s Harvey’s way or no way. That was proven when his friend Bailey pushed him into a puddle of mud and Harvey refused to move until I cleaned the mud off him! Harvey finds it difficult to make friends with other dogs as we fear he’s not been socialised, but he is the most loving little pooch I have seen.
Although he is loud and obnoxious and just plain naughty 90% of the time, he also has a way of making you feel very special – especially when he runs towards you, jumps up and cuddles you!
Harvey loves soft toys and always brings them to us as a present when we come home from work. He loves spending the day sleeping on the couch when we’re not in – occasionally he will jump up and make a mess of our bed to cuddle in our blankets! Harvey also loves waking up for a wander at 3am EVERY NIGHT, which means it’s like permanently having a baby – I can’t remember the last time I slept through the night at home!
Although Harvey is a quirky dog, both inside and out, he makes us so happy. It doesn’t matter how upset I feel or how bad my day has been, Harvey will always sit next to me through smiles and through tears. He is such a caring dog, and he gives the best snuggles! I couldn’t imagine life without him.
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