When I lived in London, everybody rushed everywhere. People on the tube and streets avoided eye contact and scurried about; myself included.The pace of peoples lives is slower here in Margate but people have still avoided eye contact, until now. These days there is a group of people who not only smile as they pass but also stop to chat. Who are these people? Dog owners. I feel I now belong to a club of sorts. A happy club made up from a diverse section of Margate’s population. I am quite an anti social person, as a rule but I find myself smiling back, giving and receiving doggie compliments and reassurances. Mission accomplished…Wendell is making me human again.