BAFTA nomination for team member?
Lights, camera, WOOF! Never work with children and animals, is what they say, but team member Dave Mason thinks that’s all wrong.
As a Search and Rescue Dog Association handler Dave thinks working with animals is great – or at least one very special animal, a border collie named Megan. As reported in an article on this site on 19th Jan, Dave and Megan qualified as a “Full Search Dog” unit after a gruelling three days of tests and assessment at Derwentwater in the Lake District. This was the culmination of years of training for Dave and 4 year old Megan. Their achievement came to the attention of the BBC which sent a film crew to seek out the talented duo around Matlock.
Watch Dave and Megan in action. Dave said later “Megan is a natural star but she spent hours in make-up!”. Dave, now nick-named Oscar, was last seen making space on the mantelpiece .
Photos: Top – Megan gives Dave a helping hand down a steep Scottish crag during a training exercise. Lower – A little more eye-liner please?