— Hello from my study… —
Name: Elton Potter
Likes: tickles, chewing plants, chasing squirrels, people watching and Richmond Park
Dislikes: rain, his own company, cyclists and being woken up before 8.30am
If he could talk to his human, he’d say: Tickle my belly… and my ears… and that bit under there…
May’s dog of the month is a handsome Bosnian called Elton who is from a houndy sort of family. Elton’s story starts out very sad, as his owner, novelist Alexandra Potter, explains: ‘He was found dumped as a puppy at the side of the street in Bosnia, alongside his brother who sadly didn’t make it. He was taken in by a local charity (Animals We Care Mostar) and rescued by the amazing Wild at Heart Foundation run by Nikki Tibbles (the celebrity florist); this charity funds projects from all over the world and supports dog rescue, adoption and rehoming.’ This is where the happy ending comes in: Alex saw him, fell in love, arranged his adoption, and now Elton lives the life of Riley, or possibly Elton John, in South West London, regularly galloping around the park with his new friends, and reclining on a sheepskin rug in front of the fire. He’s a wonderful ambassador, for Bosnia and for rescue dogs!