Joplin & Bunny – Spoilt Office Dogs
Joplin (French Bulldog) and Bunny (English Bulldog) are Lucy’s beloved dogs. Having never owned dogs before, Lucy & her partner decided to embark (deliberate pun!) on a year of research to decide which breed would suit them and their lifestyles. After whittling it down, they discovered French Bulldogs.
Joplin joined them at 8 weeks old and after a week settling into her new home, she joined Lucy at work where her bed is beside Lucy’s desk.
Lucy decided that Joplin needed her own pet after two years and just happened read about puppy smuggling in a national newspaper. Usually if they were discovered at boarder control, the puppies would be seized and put down. The Dogs Trust decided that they would start putting dogs through quarantine and rehome them instead.
She was checking The Dog’s Trust website daily for news of when they would be rehomed and then one day, she saw the details for a “bulldog type” puppy in Essex ready to be rehomed. So Lucy made an appointment and along with her partner and Joplin, set off for Essex to see if they were the right people to rehome a puppy.
Two bulldogs were bought out to meet Lucy. One completely ignored her and the other one was jumping all over her and was desperate to be cuddled. That was Bunny!
So two crates are now at the side of Lucy’s desk and the girls enjoy spending their days snoozing away while we help clients. These are important members of the team though. A lot of our clients find ways to come and see us, well I say us, they just want to make a fuss of the girls and they seriously like the attention!
Joplin has been pretty ill for the last year and perking up again nicely so since March 2020 and with Lucy’s partner working from home, the girls have also decided to work and recuperate at home too. While we are slightly concerned they have moved from office dogs to home dogs far too easily, we hope they will be fixtures in the office again soon.
When not working, Joplin is happiest spending the day on her favourite beach in South Devon and Bunny loves skateboarding or sledging.