Interviewing Mulberry, dog days at Le Chien Et Moi

Mulberry, resident basset hound at Le Chien et Moi

How much is that doggy in the window?…

We enjoyed a pow wow with resident basset hound Mulberry, a regular on the shop floor at Nottingham boutique, Le Chien Et Moi on Derby Road.
Here she tells us all about what really gets her tail wagging…

What is your role at the shop?
I’m in charge of meet & greet and I take my role very seriously! It’s my job to make sure everyone receives a friendly welcome and is made to feel at home. In return all I ask is to be lavished with attention.

Can you tell us a bit about Le Chien Et Moi?

We offer an eclectic mix of old and new, for you and your home. With an ever-changing selection of stock no two visits are the same, so there’s always a reason to come back and see me!

Mulberry enjoying her doggy daydreams

Mulberry enjoying her doggy daydreams

Describe a typical day for you and your colleagues at Le Chien Et Moi…
Every day is different- whether we’re busy with customers, clients, or deliveries I’m happy as long as there’s plenty of fuss and biscuits all day.

Which items in the shop get your tail wagging the most?
Well we constantly source at the shop so there are covetable new things coming in all the time, which makes it difficult to choose a favourite. A visit from one of our hound-loving regulars is what really gets my tail going!

As resident hound, do you have any anecdotes you wish to share?
As any of our frequent visitors will tell you, I’m very partial to bags, so I can often be found helping myself to things from them if anyone thoughtfully leaves them on the floor for me. My owners say I’m lucky I’m lovable so I always get away with it.

Where is the best spot in the shop to enjoy some doggy dreams?
On a sunny day you’ll find me sprawled out on the floor opposite the front door, basking in the warmth and waiting to entice passers-by into the shop.
If it’s been a busy day then I’ll retreat to my comfy basket for a bit of time out- it’s tucked behind the counter so I can still keep an eye on things and make sure I don’t miss anything important.

When you take time off from the shop for walkies, whereabouts in Nottinghamshire do you enjoy taking your owners?
Nottinghamshire has so many wonderful green spaces, parks and forests to choose from, so me and my fellow four-legged friends are spoilt for choice but I love Woodthorpe Park- it’s big enough for my little legs and there are lots of other friendly bow-wows to socialise with- a visit to biscuit corner (at the pitch & putt hut) is a must on my circuit!

Le Chien Et Moi, Derby Road, Nottingham

Le Chien Et Moi, Derby Road, Nottingham

Do you know of any doggy friendly places which you would recommend for tourist terriers to visit in Notts?
Le Chien Et Moi of course! No trip to Nottingham is complete without paying us a visit.

I sometimes feel the urge to sing and will break into spontaneous houndy howls if I particularly like a track (my ears prick up when the Mariachi band plays), which our customers find very entertaining!”

Head to to find out more, and see a wonderful clip of Mulberry.

Do you have a pet who loves Nottinghamshire as much as Mulberry? Take a photo of them anywhere outdoors in Nottinghamshire, and send to or upload to our Love Notts page by 07 May. Mulberry will pick her favourite snap, and the winner will win treats from the boutique!



Posted on 02 May 2012
Featured author: Lynzi E-Marketing Officer

Often found roaming the Notts countryside. Spaniel Lover. Stargazer. Sweet tooth.

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  • Haha! This is so sweet. What a great idea to see Notts life from a doggy perspective. I think I love Mulberry and if I’m ever around Le Chien Et Moi, I’m going to have to pop in for a visit after this. Lots of love to the pup!

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