Cleo, the shaggy German Shepherd in the photographs is wearing a large sized bandana. Cleo has a fondness for early railways and spends a lot of her time walking and sniffing on the former South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway. She finds narrow gauge a little too narrow as her rear end often sticks out too far if she stands sideways.
The small bandana is being modelled by Dottie. Dottie likes steam trains nearly as much as cheese, but not quite. She prefers narrow gauge as standard and broad gauge can be a bit overwhelming when you are only little. She visited Thorpe Light Railway once and it made a lasting impact on her, although that might have been something to do with the picnic which included cheese.
The stone griffin is modelling the large bandana. It is a long time since it saw a steam train. He now sits outside the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. You should visit.
The bandana has been made by Louise Goligher. Louise lost much of her income due to Covid and slipped through the net of government support. As she loved sewing, she took up making beautiful things including our face masks for adults, children and bandanas for dogs.