Had a bit of fun today … well, actually we were looking at stuff in Tractamotors in Cavan, one of the hardware stores we use … and who should we meet but … the Dulux Dog. Say what? Yes, the paint guys from Dulux have this Old English Sheepdog as a mascot. Looks like a very fluffy rug on legs.
This is Aslan (yes, like the lion). I was told he is seven years old, has sired four offspring and is only one of several “Dulux Dogs” doing the circuit. But, he is the real thing … as he is the one appearing in the commercials. So yer man from Dulux told me.
Here he is waiting to pose for pictures with kids … and some adults.
Had a closer encounter later when Aslan decided to go walkies in the store and I stopped him with something in-between a slight tackle and a good cuddle. He immediately settled against my leg and was very well-behaved. Nice. But you could just feel how powerful he is. Remember, up to 46 kilograms … definitely not a lap dog.
And just by the way – Aslan is no “bobtail”, as his tail has not been docked. Thankfully.