Well after a fair while of promising, we have finally made it onto the world wide web (insert a Gavin and Stacey Bryn alternative at your own convenience)! What do you guys reckon? We really hope you love it but any constructive feedback is always welcome too!
For any of you who are new to the world of Winston James Woof let us introduce ourselves...
This is us and our appalling attempt at a group selfie, don't judge us!
Anyway I'm Lou, a proud dog mum to these two beauts - Lennon and Macca, Brothers from Just Whippets Rescue. We adopted these boys when they were about 4 months old and it's safe to say they have completely forgotten any trauma from their previous life. It's sofas, cuddles and the finest bull pizzle in all the land nowadays.
Winston James Woof was created in 2016 after the company I was working for announced it was relocating. I had been unhappy for several months and decided this was the push I needed. Having worked at an interiors based company I decided to start something that could combine all the beautiful dog themed homeware I had seen on my travels plus the fabulous items designed specifically for dogs that I had been scouting out for the boys. It's fair to say I haven't looked back since, so a huge thank you to everyone who has shopped with us or supported us in any small way. It feels pretty great to have escaped the world of office politics - plus I'm no longer subjected to having to listen to Jeremy Vine everyday, thank Dog!
Instead of rambling on any longer I thought I would end our very first blog post with a quick fire quiz about the Winston James Woof Gang, because obviously you guys can't go on without knowing what Lennon's favourite TV Show is or what Macca's pet peeve is. Life changing content right here everyone!
See you next time, love and licks,
Lou, Lennon and Macca x
Getting to know you...
Lou: Hmm now that's a toss up between Pasta or Pizza. Anything Carby or generally bad for me is usually a favourite. No Meat or Fish though, I've been Veggie since I was 9 - which makes some of my shop buying escapades pretty grim, gourmet trachea anyone? Blergh.
Lennon: Bull Pizzle. Bull Pizzle and more Bull Pizzle.
Macca: It's got to be fish. Made very obvious when I broke into the shop and stole all the fish treats while Lou was out.
Favourite TV Show/Netflix Binge?
Lou: Breaking Bad. I've watched the whole series 5 times now, luckily for the boys I hadn't seen it when we changed their names or they could have very well ended up as Walt and Jesse.
Lennon: Love Island. Don't judge, it's perfect late night viewing when the rest of the pack have gone to bed.
Macca: Ru Paul's Drag Race. Shantay you stay!
Lou: A huge inability to be on time, for anything!
Lennon: Well apparently it's eating/rolling in some very suspect items out on walks but I really can't see how that's naughty? I smell yummy afterwards!
Macca: Barking at other dogs whenever I'm on my lead - off lead I'm good as gold I promise. I have a pretty strange bark too, I'm deaf so I can't hear how loud I am being, sorry everyone!
Lou: Helping as a backstage crew member at our local theatre.
Lennon: Sleeping or eating. Eating or sleeping. Difficult to pick a favourite.
Macca: Jumping onto things I really shouldn't be on. Dining Tables, Window Sills, Kitchen Counters you name it, I'm there.
Lou: A bad cup of tea. Optimum brewing time 3 minutes - any less and you're a heathen :)
Lennon: When the humans refuse to move out of the armchair that I want to sit in. I usually get my way eventually.
Macca: Cats that give me filthy looks.
How many coats do you own?
Lennon and Macca: At the last count we had 14 each. Awkward.
What do you want to be doing in 5 years time?
Lou: Continuing to expand and improve Winston James Woof. As Walter White would say, 'I'm in the Empire Business'.
Lennon and Macca: Well if Lou's empire building goes as well as she hopes we're going to put in a request for a holiday home by the coast so we can zoom on the beach more often. Not that we're high maintenance or anything...