Basil's Blog: Denting the Bucket List


At the beginning of 2013 we set out details of Basil Barkarama’s Doggy Bucket List – a 50-strong list of things he should do in his lifetime. Our efforts have been fairly relaxed to date – he’s only managed one so far (cheer up your owner when they are down) but we are pleased to report that he has ticked off a further three so only 46 more to go.

Have a favourite local pub 
After a long and leisurely walk in Weald Country Park – a beautiful 700 year-old, 500-acre country park, Basil can often be found knocking back the vino at nearby Tower Arms in the pretty village of South Weald, Brentwood, Essex. This historic pub, built in 1701, happily welcomes dogs to relax in their Bar and picturesque gardens, while you get to enjoy their menu of locally sourced food, real ales and fine wines. In the summer months, they also open the terrace grill kitchen to serve homemade burgers, steaks and light bites. Basil likes to frequent this pub as he gets to see many of his newfound park pals who also stop by after their walk, as well as well enjoying plenty of tit-bits from their epic roast dinners. For more information and menus visit Towerarms.co.uk.

Have your own social media page
Basil now has his very own Twitter feed - @BasilBarkarama - where he shares details of roving re-pawter exploits, posts pictures of his houndsome self and makes new doggy friends. Follow Basil on Twitter here, and you can also view his dog model in-the-making photos on Barkarama’s Instagram feed.


Have you own spot on the sofa
Tucked up in the corner is his favourite spot and he's exceptionally brazen about gaining access to it. Working on your laptop? Pah! Basil doesn't care, he'll just stand over your lap and keyboard trying to wrestle his way in. Leave your spot for a moment and this little seat thief spurs into action to steal your seat and curl himself up into the warm spot. Here he is pictured above, staring ever so nonchalantly, after pinching his grandma’s seat.

Does your dog have a bucket list? We’d love to hear your stories.

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