We caught up with Dachshund duo Dolly and Clive to talk about life with their owner actress Emilia Fox, and to find out whether they have any thespian aspirations of their own…
How did you choose Emilia as your owner?
Our names are Dolly and Clive and we are long-haired miniature Dachshunds who first met Emilia’s daughter Rose two years ago when she was choosing a dog for her 4th birthday. But there were two of us so Rose said her mum would be happy to have us both. Rose said we could be her brother and sister and that seemed like an excellent idea so we agreed to become part of their family.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Eat. Play. Walk. Sleep. Play. Walk. Eat. Sleep.
Do you have any thespian aspirations?
We would be a very good brother and sister circus double act. We are excellent at climbing things.
Whose style do you most admire?
Pongo & Perdita from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians – another inseparable couple, although we’re brother and sister.
If Emilia was a dog which breed would she be?
We’d like her to be a long-haired miniature Dachshund like us because she loves playing with us and cuddling up with us.
Do you have a favourite human?
Our favourite human is six-year-old Rose. We follow her everywhere and Clive protects her.
Are you a city pooch or a country-loving hound?
Where are your favourite places to walk?
Our favourite places to walk are in Dorset and Emilia’s flower beds.
Do you go on holiday with Emilia? If so, where?
We haven’t been abroad yet, but we’re ready to go anytime we’re asked!