Regular readers will remember a spate of dog stories a couple of
months ago and, in particular, the tale of Myrtle from OgilvyOne.
It seems Myrtle’s owner, Marcus Fernandez, is now looking to widen his
own appeal - although, as before, it’s a case of ’love me, love my
Fernandez is featured in the November issue of Marie Claire, in a story
called, ’Can you judge a man by his home?’
Sharing the spotlight with him are a media planner, a photographer and a
The magazine sent four single girls to judge the four men’s flats and
give their verdict on whether they were nice, caring New Men or
lager-drinking lads (although, to be honest, it seemed more like a giant
ad for girlfriends to us).
So what did the investigators find at Marcus’s flat? Well, plenty of
evidence of Myrtle’s existence, of course. As Marcus says in the
article: ’Myrtle is my true companion and long-term partner.’
Myrtle’s doggy snacks were found lurking in the bedroom drawers and
photographs with a canine theme could be seen on all the walls. Oh yes,
eagle-eyed readers will also spot a doggy doorstep in one room. Oh, the
chicness of it!
Imagining a perfect evening - and morning - with Marcus, one of the
intrepid girls says: ’Breakfast would be at Primrose Hill and then a
brisk walk with his prize pooch.’ Has Marcus found his dream girl at
last? And a human one at that?
Anyway, Diary checked out all the bachelor pads in the article and
decided 32-year-old Marcus sounds a better bet than the rest of the
bunch - even though he is seemingly blessed with the middle name of