Since childhood in Scotland all my life has been spent in the company of Westies except for the few years training at St Thomas’s Hospital, London . As soon as I could after that I purchased two pet bitches in 1965 called Wendy and Pippa. They were half sisters from Scotland and had some very nice points about them, not least of which was their temperament. It was not long before I wanted a third, and what better way, I thought, than to breed one of my own? I sought help from the late Mary Dennis of Branston fame who proved to be of enormous help to a mere beginner. She was generosity itself with both her time and experience.