Hen­drik Ver­meulen

Fash­ion de­signer

Glamour (South Africa) - - Celeb -

“Hamil­ton and Ge­of­frey are a cross be­tween a Flat-coated Re­triever and a Labrador. The pups where born two years ago in Mul­der­s­drift, Joburg, on the prop­erty of my friend, Mia Zier­vo­gel. The char­ac­ter­is­tics of both breeds are what I loved most – they’re en­er­getic fam­ily dogs and good swim­mers, and their coats are low-main­te­nance.

“My hus­band, Jean-daniel, and I first de­cided to take only one puppy (Hamil­ton), but then changed our minds and adopted his brother, too. We have never re­gret­ted do­ing so, as they are best friends.

“We pre­pared our home for the pup­pies be­fore­hand, pro­tect­ing stairs and dan­ger­ous ar­eas. We ac­cli­ma­tised them to the house pro­gres­sively; only now do they have ac­cess to the en­tire house. We also have a cat, Cleo, and this gave her time to get used to the new ‘ten­ants’. Cleo guards the house while the dogs come to work with us on most days.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.