Do you remember, as a child, wanting to walk on walls? Tai likes to walk on walls. Except he’s not a child, he’s a five year old English Bull Terrier. He also likes baths, food and making people laugh.
Tai is an affectionate boy who arrived at The Mayhew because of his owner’s ill health. He can be left home alone for a few hours. If you are interested in homing Tai, call The Mayhew Animal Home on 020 8969 0178 or see details at themayhew.org .
Don’t tell Tai, but sometimes walls need to be taken down. No matter how much some people like animals, others may be scared of them. People can build walls about animals in their mind. The Mayhew understand that having a phobia about animals can be debilitating. In a city like London, the chances of meeting dogs or cats are high. In order to help people fearful of animals, The Mayhew run a programme to help people tackle their fears at their own pace. You can find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Still talking of walls, I hope I’m not encountering a wall of silence in my communications with Ealing Council. Long-standing readers will know that, in the past, I have met with the Council to discuss the benefits of transparency over what happens to Ealing’s stray dogs. As a result, metaphorical walls were taken down and I visited kennels in Slough, Buckinghamshire and Peterborough where Ealing strays have been sent.
In order to keep up-to-date with information regarding the Council’s arrangements for stray dogs (which are due for review this year) and also to keep track of the demographics of strays picked up in our area and what happens to them, two months ago I asked to see Ealing’s Stray Dog Register – a request which, according to Defra, should be granted. Despite a reminder, I am still waiting their reply. It seems to me windows and bridges, not walls are needed. Tai would probably like these as well.