houndstretcher

a good home for a had working cab

a good home for a hard working cab

Sometimes the planets align and you just have to accept what fate throws into your path.  Out on a Sunday roam with the Cabbie family and heading towards Wellington Arch, I just had to stop and take a couple of photos of the Houndstretcher cab in Cadogan St. I’ve seen it around and about in Chelsea plenty of times but never had the chance to get up close and personal.

not a taxi, a dogxi

not a taxi, a dogxi

As a blogging London cab driver who takes a keen interest in the more obscure bits of the city, what could be better?  To my mind the combination of old cab and the pun-tastic business name just can’t be beaten.  I had always thought that the idea of a dog walking service actually run by someone in Chelsea seemed a bit strange, and a quick look at their website shows that Houndstretcher is much more than a dog walking service.  It’s a whole database of dog minders (??), walkers and carers no less.  Sadly though, the cab does not seem to appear in any part of the website.  If you’ve got it, flaunt it, I say.

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