It was a joy to enter the Holyrood Dog of the Year 2017 competition, organised by The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust.
It was a brilliant afternoon, and great to see MSPs, Parliament staff, and passers-by meet lots of lovely dogs and discuss dog welfare issues. My dog Roujan really enjoyed himself in the sunshine, and made a few friends too!
We were sorry to miss out on a prize, but congratulations to the winners of the day. Mark Ruskell MSP won the public vote with his lovely retired greyhound Bert, 3rd place was Richard Lochead MSP and Cinder, 2nd place was Bill Bowman MSP and Astra, and 1st place was Emma Harper MSP and Maya.