Claire Halliday

What is the last photo on your phone and what’s the story behind it?

This was the subject of the task at a recent networking meeting I attended and as a Virtual Assistant decided to make an efficient use of the subject, convert it in to a blog and give my clients and prospective clients a chance to see who I am apart from a VA.

My initial response to the question was “💩 what’s the last photo I’ve got on my phone?”! I smiled with relief when I realised it was an opportunity to talk about my other passion, apart from Excel and Pivot Tables… my dogs!

My photo was of Louis, one of our French Bulldogs, with his Ted. The reason I took this photo was simple. Louis makes my heart melt every time he picks up Ted. It melted particularly badly this day as he’d taken Ted outside for some fresh air! This is unusual. As he pottered back in to the house, the overwhelming feeling of love for this wee dog was like a wave over me so I reached for my phone and took the photo to capture the moment.

You see, Louis is one of my heroes.



Louis had a really freaky accident when he was just 14 weeks old. He turned into quite a celebrity and appeared next to the Queen on page 3 of The Sunday Post as a consequence. Vets Now also covered his story.

But Ted plays quite a significant part of this story too. Ted came in to my life the day after I put the deposit down for Louis. I went to Pets at Home and guess I was a bit like a mum to be heading into Mamas and Papas, and started to nest for my puppy’s arrival. Ted caught my eye, along with a baby blanket, and when we got L home, their friendship was created.

Ted has been in L’s circle of trust ever since. Who is in your inner circle?


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