Imagine Lettice’s glee when she realised she had her own bowl of snacks at lunch on Saturday. We had been invited down to Printworks Kitchen in Farringdon for a two day pop-up restaurant collaboration between Dogs Trust and Bubbledogs to promote micro-chipping dogs in the run up to the government’s mandatory microchip policy which becomes compulsory on 06 April in the UK.
Lettice has already been Microchipped – by Dogs Trust, of course, at one of their excellent regular roadshows (the story is here), but we are always happy to go see our canine friends, so I invited Chloe and Zelda (above) to join me – Zelda LOVES her food, so she’s always down for some extra snack action. Buddy the Pug (below) was pretty excited by the snax too.
All the dogs attending had their microchips scanned, and their numbers noted. Dogs not previously chipped could have their chip done on site too, and we all got a Polaroid with our microchip number on to take home, (and register on-line, if we hadn’t already done so.)
Of course there were two beautiful sausages (apart from Lettice!) in attendance:
Beautiful, beautiful Skipper was re-homed only a year ago by Dogs Trust to her current lovely owners, and was there to show her support. (You can follow Skipper on Instagram @skipper_the_boat_dog)
Hi LeeLoo the Pug! (Below)
Lettice is not very good at making friends, but we tried, we really did.
Lettice likes to make it very, very clear that her place is not on the floor, but on my lap at all available opportunities.
Microchipping – The upcoming changes
Microchipping will soon be compulsory for all dog owners in England, following an announcement made by the Westminster Government that has been welcomed by Dogs Trust. The Welsh Government has also announced that microchipping will be compulsory for all dogs – date to be confirmed.
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