Wednesday, November 16, 2011

#WordlessWednesday: Dogs Norman & Woody "Do the knuckle thing!"

Springer spaniels Norman and Woody are among five new recruits that will start work with South Wales Police after London 2012

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Following Atticus: Book Trailer

Here's a brilliant "dog" book trailer I just had share with you. After watching this we're sure you'll agree that Atticus the dog is so freakin' adorable!


Don't you just love him?

Tom Ryan is a middle-aged, overweight, no-nonsense newspaper editor.  But when Atticus M. Finch, a miniature schnauzer, arrives, he is forced to question everything about his life.  Wanting to raise money in memory of a friend who died of cancer, Tom decides that they will both climb 48 of New Hampshire's mountains during a single winter - twice.  What awaits the pair is the adventure of a lifetime.  In an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland, they face raging blizzards, frostbite and storms.  It is a rare test of endurance that soon becomes a soul-searching journey.  And then, within a month of returning home, tragedy strikes.  Atticus goes blind, and the blood tests suggest something even worse. Now facing an even greater challenge, Tom and Atticus undertake a journey through darkness and into light.  Following Atticus is a heart-warming story of friendship, selflessness, redemption - and above all, love.

We're also very excited to tell you that the lovely publicist, Helen, from Penguin books has sent me the book to review, and will also donate three copies for a giveaway prize!

Keep your tongue drooling and your tails wagging for a competition very soon. :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cutest Dog in the World? You bet!

I actually had something else planned for today's post, but who could resist this cutie? Boo. The latest Internet craze at the moment!


Enjoy! 

If I had a dog like this I'd never get any work done. Isn't he the most adorable teddy bear you've ever seen?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Our newest pack member: Tia

Me looking all forlorn!
The Underdog and Reviewer, Tia:

Yo! I’m a rescue dog trying to leave a troubled past behind me. It's not easy, but I do try. I still have issues with requiring oodles of attention, but I’ve learnt to fit in with the rest of the pack and and stop stealing food now. Although, eating just about anything that comes my way is still a favourite pastime of mine. That and splashing around in any water I can find. Puddles included.

I’m a silent worker. Unless I’m licking you all over and trying to be petted, if you can’t see me you’d better come and check what I’m up to. I still like to chew things, you see, and I only tend to do it when I’m not getting enough attention. And I can never get enough. I'm addicted.

Favourite hobbies include Frisbee catching, eating, rolling around on my back in fox poo with Holly, walks, eating, riding in the front of the car in the passenger seat, eating and laying on the grass in our garden under the midday sun until I practically cook. Oh, and I also like to carry cuddly toys and slippers around as though they’re my babies. And eat.

As for things I don’t like at the top of my list are Labradors, Collies, Alsatians and most of all, Boxer dogs. Apart from them, I love everybody and I’m the soppiest, most wettest, dog alive. I also look rather like a fat woolly sheep when my fur gets wet. And at times, smell like one, too.

I was born in 2006 and I celebrate my birthday on 19th June. That makes me five years old.  I’m a pure bred pedigree Labrador Retriever and I used to live next door to the queen in Sandringham. My full posh name is Avosetta Violet, but everyone in the hood and the 'Dog Witness Protection Programme' now call me Tia. 

I've swapped my tiara for a T-Shirt and hoodie. And I love it!  


What's your story?

Meet another pack member: Holly

Holly eyeing up Snowy the gerbil, who sadly passed away 12th Sept 2011.
One snowy winter I was born under a wandering star, in a barn, no less, and I’ve been happily living with my pack since for nine years, which makes me top dog. Well, over Tia that is.  I’ve been told I’m quite skittish, highly strung and extremely clever. I’m also a very chatty dog. If you talk to me, I will talk back. I’ve even trained myself to learn all the key human words, which make me tilt my head and prick up my ears with excitement every time I hear them uttered. Even those words my owner spells out, so I don’t react and start begging and whining noisily for whats been said. See, I told you I’m clever! I can open doors, too. Nothing can keep me out. or in.  


My mother is an English Pointer and my father, well, everyone thinks he was a black Lab, so I guess that makes me a Pointer cross. I hate loud noises like fireworks, balloons popping, doors slamming in the wind and other loud bangs I don’t understand. I don’t like being locked up in the house at all and will try to break down the door the moment you try to shut me in. Even with Tia at home with me. My biggest fear is taking a bath. As you can imagine, I stay well clear of the bathroom. I don’t even like the ‘B’ word being mentioned. 


I do, however, love long walks, chasing rabbits, swimming and chomping on sticks and balls until they are unrecognisable, slimy objects. If you’ve got a ball or a stick to play with I’ll do anything for it.  That and those delicious treats called Bonios and a chance to roll around on my back with all four legs in the air squelching in a nice fresh fox poo. 


If I had to choose one thing I excel at, it would have to be barking at the postwoman in her bright orange jacket and ripping up the post as it arrives through our letter box. Maybe that’s two things, but it all comes under the same job of protecting the house. 


My birthday is on 1st December 2001, which makes me ten this year, and not a small dog to have on the bed with you at night. 

Met Tia yet?