Brace yourselves and distract the dog with a blueberry facial and a new Mulberry waterproof – HARRODS IS CLOSING PET KINGDOM. We are inconsolable.
If you’ve not yet experienced the selection of live fluffy dogs, the pet bakery with pooch profiteroles, the pet boutique of designer threads for the small and barking – if you haven’t washed a dog in the pooch parlour, or seen one on a treadmill while watching ‘Beethoven’, then we suggest you do so while you can. Harrods is turning its stupendously silly pet department into a designer womenswear department. Yeah, because there aren’t enough of those in the capital. We love a fancy frock as much as the next shopper – but DID WE MENTION THE DOGS ON TREADMILLS WATCHING ‘BEETHOVEN’?
You have until the end of January to furnish your cats and dogs with luxury accessories, Paul Mitchell grooming products and makeovers, and press your face against the windows of wabbits and puppies courtesy of the fourth floor animal emporium, before it moves to a new Knightsbridge location. All we can say is it wouldn’t have happened on Mohammed Al Fayed’s watch.
In the meantime, here is footage (soon to become rare) of us washing a dog in the pet parlour:
And here’s our round up of the capital’s best canine preening parlours. Warning – many animals were cleaned in the making of this feature.