A loveable springer spaniel is showing us all how to wear face masks properly.Model pooch Oakley was pictured in a series of poses with a mask on his eyes, chin, and forehead before having it correctly covering his nose and mouth. Pharmacist Gwawr Davies-Jones, who isn’t Oakley’s owner, used the images to encourage people to wear a mask by posting it on her chemists’ Facebook page. Gwawr, from South Wales, says Oakley has since gone viral with more than a million views and 10,000 shares.
She found the images of one-year-old Oakley, from Derbyshire, on Facebook and after contacting his owner, added them to her own page. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live
She said: ‘There’s lots of uncertainty with a potential second wave looming so I try to look for anything that can put a smile on my patients’ faces.
‘I try to share or create some uplifting posts for the pharmacy as well as ones to help inform our community about health-related topics.’
The pictures, which Gwawr hoped would put a smile on people’s faces, also brought her joy.
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She said: ‘It immediately made me chuckle and I thought it would bring a smile to the faces of our customers.
‘It has already been shared over 10,000 times by our pharmacy page alone and reached over a million people.
‘I think the reason it has been shared so many times is because of the joy of seeing this gorgeous well-behaved model – Oakley.’
The pharmacist also updated the post to say that they hired a professional trainer to come to the pharmacy so show everyone the dos and don’ts of how to wear a face mask.
People can’t get enough of the images and wondered how Oakly sat so still for the pictures.
‘Most people are commenting on how many times they’ve seen people wear face masks inappropriately exactly like Oakley,’ said Gwawr.
‘And the other group of people is shocked how they’ve got their lovely dog to sit there so calmly. Most people comment that their dog (including my own), would just chew the mask, or rip it to shreds.
‘We are happy to bring a little bit of joy to people during these crazy times. Who knew it would come in the form of a springer spaniel?’
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