A growing number of Big Issue vendors have social media accounts. This is a good thing. It means their experiences are shared and an immediate insight into their reality is provided. And, key for a lot of vendors, they can alert readers when they’re on pitch.
One of the interesting Twitter accounts is from Robin Price. He works selling the magazine in Weston-super-Mare. Aside from alerts about when he’s heading to sell, he tweets a lot of pictures of trains, classic old locomotives and carriages. It’s strangely relaxing.
Cute dog plays with cuddly toy. This a video of Chanel back in the day before she fell ill. Bless her. @my_trains @MiracleTraining #mypuppyhttps://t.co/TNTF2g7tKX
— Robinprice [GWR HST 1976-2019] (@robinprice1975) August 9, 2019
Last week one of Robin’s tweets was about Chanel, his dog (pictured above). It was in memory of Chanel. She died two years ago and Robin posted some pictures and said that he and his partner still miss her something sore.
And boy, did I feel for them.
A few years ago, I would have been dismissive. How, I would have muttered snidely, arrogantly, WRONGLY, could there be such affection for a dog?! A DOG! Ludicrous!