A few weeks ago lil’s sis & I took Posetta Baddog on a Friday afternoon outing in the car to a more salubrious part of London, where the air is altogether more rarified, and the streets cleaner. Madam clearly approved as she hopped out of the car, sniffed the air and trotted with purpose towards Elizabeth Street and her emporium of choice – dog mecca Mungo & Maud.
There are pet shops and then there are pet shops. Mungo & Maud is firmly in the latter camp: this is where smart dogs come to be fitted out in cashmere and tweed coats (no pink nylon T shirts or spangles sully this shop floor), find organic dog treats, sensible collars and delicious smelling unguents to perfume their fur.
Not being fans of the Barbie school of canine accoutrements, we’ve always loved Mungo & Maud. But not as much as PB who immediately felt more than at home, as she gleefully investigated each corner, basket and bowl.
In the photos she is modelling several varieties of dog coat – it’s really hard to find coats that fit the long bodies of dachshunds and both the Mungo & Maud sweaters and coats fitted her really well. I suspect that whatever the size of dog you could find a solution here.
This is a dog who would be able to find a tennis ball on the surface of the moon, so the presence of buckets of balls, toys and bones whipped her into paroxysms of joy.
Look at that tail go! She managed to wrestle a rubber bone and a new lead from the very, very forebearing shop. For me that’s another thing that sets Mungo & Maud apart: the staff are beyond charming and tolerant, feeding PB snackettes and and generally letting her run amok.
On the way home PB managed to steal her bag of organic carrot treats from the M&M carrier bag. Result: one happy dog.
And her new very smart lead (thank you Mungo & Maud!)
The store can be found at:
79 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9PJ
T: 44 (0) 20 7022 1208
They are also in Harrods and available at www.mungoandmaud.com