Four years ago I learned that a pedigree Newfoundland dog had been named after Granny Buttons.
(See Nutbrook Granny Buttons, November 2005)
I was reminded of this today I came across this old picture of a 'Newfie', alongside Granny Buttons at Wheelock a couple of years ago.
'Great big affectionate hearthrugs', I described Newfies as, and Steve Haith, owner of Nutbrook Granny Buttons, said that description wasn't far off the mark.
What they also are, though, is great big droolers. Newfies drool for Britain, and this picture shows a world champion drooler!