We first met Emma and her French Bulldog Lebron when they used to visit our store in Netil Market with fellow Fetch & Follower’s Victoria, Clémence, Maggie and Carlos. Now a certified model for models 1, featuring in Vogue Italia and Vivienne Westwood’s latest campaign; she also likes to spend time behind the camera as a photographer (she's pretty good it as well). However it’s Emma’s instragram account which really reflects her outgoing and infectious personality, she talks about everything and isn’t afraid to speak her mind which we love!
We spoke to her about her life with Lebron and how this independent yet chilled out dog has become a wannabe model in the making.
Tell us about Lebron and how he came into your life
I’d wanted to a get a dog for a long time. All I could think about was having my very own dog and instead of studying I was always looking at puppies. I saw this ad on gumtree about a new litter of puppies that were based in London. I sent the guy a message and agreed to meet him at Regent’s Park. I did think it was a little sketch, but went ahead and waited 2 hours on a bench waiting for this guy to arrive! I wasn’t sure if he was going to come or not, but eventually he did! He arrived with a baby pram that had a few puppies. Lebron was in the back of the pram and when I saw him he pushed the other puppies aside and came to the edge of the pram. He sat in front of me and just stared straight into my eyes, holding my gaze. I was so weirded out by how he was just sat in front of me, observing everything about me, I knew there and then he was my pup!
How does Lebron fit into your general day working?
Lebron is a very chilled out and independent dog. Most of the time he comes to work with me (if the client I work with allows it). He takes over the whole set and ends up being a better model than me! He loves having his photo taken, so he always ends up stealing the show haha! If he’s not allowed to come to work, we always go for a long walk in the morning and then I leave him at home to chill. He’s such a homebody and loves being the man of the house. I’m usually home by 6pm and we go for another walk in the evening. I’m so lucky that he’s so chilled and actually really enjoys his own space, you’ll always catch him either cuddled up to me or sunbathing alone on the patio. He’s a spoilt petit prince haha.
When your not working were do you and Lebron like to hang out
Lebron and I always prance around Stoke Newington. Clissold park and Abney park are the usual spots we hang out. When I’m not working, I mainly spend my time with him and we try to go away to the seaside or countryside together on the weekends.
What essentials do you always have on you when heading out with Lebron and what do you carry them in?
Lebron always wears a navy leather collar and leash set from Fetch & Follow, and I carry with me biodegradable eco friendly poop bags. I pack a roll in the inner pocket of my jacket. I’m not really a bag person, so I always make sure I have big enough pockets. Lebron and I don’t really need anything else when we go out, just that, a tennis ball and each other.
What adventures do you and Lebron have planned for the rest of the year?
Well I’ve been away quite a bit this summer because of work, so Lebron has been spending time in Surrey with my parents. It’s hard because we miss each other so much when I’m away. So I’m going to make sure we have some quality time together when I return. So I’m thinking of planning a long weekend in Cornwall together. He loves the seaside! I might even look into getting him a life jacket, so he can really experience swimming properly!
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