Hot dog: the dapper life of a celebrity dachshund
Well, hot diggity dog, there’s a new pooch on the block at Walter & Florence! Allow us to introduce Dexter (aka Mr Pickles), a celebrity dachshund in the making. He’s the face of ‘Up & away’, our spiffy new gift collection for dachsie lovers. Mr P is a rather handsome chap and natty dresser, with oodles of attitude to boot. Our pugs-in-chief caught up with the sausage dog celeb to find out what makes him tick.
When are you at your happiest?
When I’m running along the beach with the wind in my ears and the sand in my paws. I’m the David Hasselhoff of the dog world, except better looking and I don’t possess swimming trunks.
What is your greatest fear?
Running out of treats. My. Worst. Nightmare.
What do you dislike about yourself?
I’m not tall enough to reach the treats. Note to self: request stilts for Christmas.
What is your most appealing quality?
I’ve a natural charm that makes everyone love me. I’m the ultimate ladies’ man, man’s man and man about town.
What is your favourite meal?
I’m a hound of simple tastes and happy to rough it with venison, wild boar and pheasant during the week. Friday’s Fishy Fish Pie day with salmon and herring. At weekends, I have a cooked brekkie and a Sunday roast. Pampered, moi?
Are you a dedicated follower of fashion?
They don’t call me Dexter, the Fashionista, for nothing. My bow tie collection is the envy of Savile Row. I also look rather fetching in stripes and no dog wears a Christmas jumper better than I do.
What is your most treasured possession?
My squeaky green sprout. Paws off, it’s mine!
Who would you invite to a dinner party and why?
First up on the guest list would Columbo, my all-time favourite detective. He’d be able to solve the mystery of my missing toys – the ones that squeak really loudly!
My favourite film is the Running Man so I’d invite Arnold Schwarzenegger along. Scintillating conversation at a dinner party should always include movies and politics, don’t you think?
I love to dance like no one’s watching and shake my booty to Single Ladies, so I’d probably ask Beyoncé to share a leg of lamb with me.
And talking of single ladies, I have a secret crush on Miss Darcy Bustle, office dog (and dachsie) at The Lady magazine. She’s got a weekly column, plus her own Instagram account just like me. We’d make perfect dinner dates!
Do you send thank you cards?
Always, and what could be better than one with yours truly on the front?
Shop the collections
To buy our new dachshund greetings cards or shop all the collections at Walter & Florence, pitter patter your way to www.walterandflorence.com/shop. And to connect with Dexter on social media, click your paws right here: