News - 22nd August 2019

parkdog of the week: Meet Herbie


My name is Herbie, I’m a miniature schnauzer and I will be 5 years old on 1 March.   There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting outside, smelling lamp posts and looking for cats to chase. My Instagram account is herbietheminiatureschnauzer and I have over 1700 followers from all over the world


Mum and Dad are regular parkrunners and they sometimes take me with them. I get so excited at the start that I make sure everybody knows that I’m there. I think Mum and Dad get a bit embarrassed as they keep shushing me and then take me away from the crowd. When there are other dogs there I get even more excited and I just love to say hello. Some dogs can be a bit shy so I do what I can to get them to play.


I hate getting dressed up almost as much as I hate cats. Mum and Dad have dressed me up for parkrun several times. I know that if I don’t go along with it, I’ll be left at home listening to the radio. They insist on leaving me listening to music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. I wish they would realise that I’m way too young for that stuff and need to listen to today’s music.


I think I’ve now done 15 or so parkruns, and every time I swear that I’m going to behave. Unfortunately, the occasion just gets the better of me. Next week, I will definitely be a good boy and not make any noise – promise.

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