Interior Designer Jo Berryman & Dolly

We chat to London-based interior designer Jo Berryman about the best £500 she’s ever spent – oh and of course about her wonderful Dachshund-Shih-Tzu cross Dolly…

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What breed is Dolly and why did you choose this breed?

Dolly is a DachshundShih-Tzu cross. She was an unplanned purchase and the best £500 ever spent as we yield so much love from this creature!

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How do your friends get on with Dolly?

Dolly has been known to turn the dog-indifferent into giddy dog lovers! She helped my husband conquer his fear of dogs.

How long have you had dolly?

We’ve had her for 10 years now.

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Does she come with you to work?

Yes, she is studio love bug and creative muse.

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What difference has she made to your life?

She is my biggest teacher and reminds me to stay present and love unconditionally.

Do you take her on holiday with you and if so where?

Only on rural jaunts, she has a passport but she is much too nervy to take on a plane.

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Does Dolly have any funny ways or have there been any funny incidents?

She is a complete tart and will happily indulge you in an hour long lick-fest.

Is there anything you feel strongly about regarding pet welfare?

We are very conscious of her welfare, she has regular check-ups and has even been rolfed. I dose her up on good fats like hemp and olive oil which I generously drizzle over her food.

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Do you take her with you to restaurants or pubs? Any favourites?

Yes, Dolly frequents many of our local dog-friendly jaunts. We love The Holly Bush and Ginger & White on England’s Lane in North West London.

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Where do you exercise Dolly? Any favourite parks or places?

Hampstead Heath is her spiritual home. She loves to antelope through the long grass in the late summer.

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