Well, an exciting day yesterday. I finally got to put my new hairdo (now sadly looking more stringy than swingy but hey, it’s been a few weeks) and fab nails to use when we were visited by.. a camera crew! I know, I can hardly believe it myself! They were filming a programme to air alongside the Irish greyhound racing about J and the wonderful work she does in rehoming retired greyhounds. She asked if we would be interviewed about how it’s been adopting an ex-racer and we were happy to oblige. Hilariously, J convinced #1 that it’s standard Irish telly procedure to curl your lashes and add copious amounts of rouge, so he was well relieved when no-one came near him with a make-up bag.
It really is the most bizarre situation and it’s totally impossibly to ‘act natural’ while there’s four billion watts of lighting dazzling you and the man with the camera pointed straight at your face. I have to say though, they were such lovely people and they made it really easy for us. In any case, it was B that was the star of the show, and they got some great film after hiding pieces of biscuit in and around #1 and #2’s clothes, then letting B loose to forage for it. Much tickling and laughter ensued and I bet it will look lovely. Let’s face it, if it persuades even one person to adopt a greyhound then it will be worthwhile.
I don’t think I was a natural interviewee. I rather tend to talk a lot and very fast when I’m nervous and I also stumble over my words, so a couple of times I had to go all showbiz and say ‘sorry, could we do that again’ which was just cringe-making! The whole thing took a few hours and was quite full on, so when Hubby came home having missed all the fun, I was slumped dramatically on the sofa with a G&T and actually got to say ‘Darling, I’m exhausted..I’ve been filming ALL day’, which was worth it just for that.
Back to reality, B discovered that the beanbag can be quite a comfy place and with much wiggling and rustling she settled in for the evening. Bit of a problem getting out again with all those long spindly legs, but that just gave her an excuse not to move. Stardom and a comfy beanbag all in one day? Doggy heaven.