School crossing patroller Lynn sniffs out leads at Crufts

10/03/2015
Cordia employee and freelance writer Lynn McKendrick covered the canine Oscars for her weekly column in Our Dogs magazine.
 
Cordia crossing patroller Lynn McKendrick’s duties took a brief paws as she headed for Crufts last weekend to act as a rover reporter for a UK-wide dog owner magazine. 
 
Lynn, 31, from Pollok, who writes her regular column - Hair of the Dog - for Our Dogs online magazine, made her way down to Birmingham last Saturday to cover the final two days of Crufts – the world’s biggest dog show.
 
A keen animal lover, Lynn has six dogs of her own; four springer spaniels, a lurcher and a Czechoslovakian wolfdog. She also has five cats, eight rats and a gold fish.
 
She said: “I was really looking forward to going down and covering the show. This was my fourth time attending Crufts and my second in a reporting capacity for the magazine. 
 
“I covered the first two days from home and then went down on the Saturday and returned on Sunday once the show was over. It was a fantastic experience, especially for dog owners like me.”
 
Lynn has been a Cordia school crossing patroller for nearly three years and is based in Crookston, serving both St. Monica’s and Crookston Castle primary schools.
 
“I really enjoy my job,” she added. “Working as a school crossing patroller gives me the flexibility to spend lots of time with the dogs during the day. I’ve even been able to combine both the dogs and work by taking them to one of the schools to talk to the pupils about looking after animals. I talk to them about how to properly train and handle dogs – the pupils love it.”