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Not just a pretty face

By Falmai Puw Davis
February 2003, Dolannog
A digital story from Capture Wales

A special Westie

Falmai Puw Davis describes herself as a "Montgomeryshire lass". She's been an eisteddfod adjudicator, organist and retired teacher. Her film's a tribute to her West Highland Terrier.

"Hello there, I'm Gwenno!

I'm a happy dog and no problem, so my boss says. He doesn't know it all mind. I can turn everyone round my little finger or my four paws rather.

I haven't been to University but for years I have visited schools in Powys with my mum. Ive met hundreds of kids, all fans, but when they came keen on me, I'd soon say Enough! I'm not just a pretty face, I bite! I know when it's time to say Don't touch! I rule, OK?

Food is my lifeline. It gets me chatting and singing. Don't mention cats and ducks - they're not for me, no way!

I love ball games. I used to do all of my party pieces just like a seal, bouncing a ball on my nose but I've given that up now that I'm sweet sixteen -112 in your age!

I'm very clever. I'm tri-lingual. I speak Wenglish.

I'm a Scottish West Highland, born in Dolannog, Montgomeryshire - my mum's heaven. There I learnt to yodel. My boss comes from the Forest of Dean, where I love walking.

Mum and I toddle along at our own pace now and we do our exercises. I love my mum. I know she loves me and boss - she tells us so. His passion is mountains and boat trips; we go everywhere with him. I'm his tidy dog. He's a man of few words but he idolises me and my mum.

I know everything that happens in our house - they don't need to talk. I can read their minds.

I told you, I'm a clever dog! I'm Gweno. Bow-wow! Nos Da! Good night!"

Falmai Puw Davis

Why tell your story about Gwenno?
The dog is an important element in our family and as we have no children it's spoilt and comes with us everywhere and seems to read our minds. My husband adores her.

How did you find the experience of making your digital story?
Challenging, exciting and a wonderful opportunity with such amazing back-up.

Your comments

"This was a truly exhilarating story! I love dogs!" Daniel Crimmins, Wales.

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