Author Francesca Haig remembers her first dog: a rescue, rescuer and occasional champagne hatcher
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg’s book Things My Dog has Taught Me (Hodder & Stoughton) is an honest and touching meditation on life with dogs from someone who hasn’t always been a dog person.
You left me two months ago. I’d known for at least a year and a half that the day would come. Every dog owner has that day coming, I suppose, but when you were diagnosed with lymphoma, the ticking of the clock became louder.
That remote-controlled treats-tossing gadget with a camera that lets you watch your dog when you’re at work? That’s not for your dog – that’s for you and your guilty conscience.
Whether Santa brought you a new camera or whether you work in an animal shelter that’s always busy around Christmas, this is a great time to work on your photdography skills. Here, a true professional shares her top tips.
Words: Nina May, Illustration: Deni Cherneva