I have worked in a popular high-street gift store chain for nearly 2 years now on weekends. There is always this little stone/mushroom coloured Italian greyhound that walks in with his posh owner. His name is Philip. He always looked extremely bored and loved attention or affection from anyone. I imagined all his life was was going to shops and staying with bags outside shops, wine bars, bucks fizz brunches etc. So I thought he would make the perfect character for my project since there was an interesting narrative that could be created.