Year of the Dog Day 243

On the way back home from the Lake District we decided to drop off at Carnforth to visit the train station where Brief Encounter was filmed. I’ve wanted to go there for ages and I wasn’t disappointed, the café was great. Whilst we were there we met a beautiful dog called Jo, a Boxer and Husky cross; what a great combination, look at how lovely she is! Jo is a friendly girl, I gave her lots of fuss and she gave me a little kiss! Jo was a very excited puppy but she’s started to clam down as she’s gotten a bit older. Jo loves spending time with her human daddy, they’re with each other most of he time. Jo is really good at catching; she can catch a biscuit that is thrown across the room. As you can see in the photo one of her ears sticks up whilst the other one flops over, how cute.

Beautiful Jo!

Beautiful Jo!

Shake a paw!

Shake a paw!

Name: Jo

Breed: Boxer Dog and Husky Cross

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Steak! Jo also really likes fish.

Favourite toy: Tugger toy

Favourite pastime: Walking

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Year of the Dog Day 242

Myself and my friend Jen went for a run this morning; I know we’re very good, I just can’t walk now! I took my camera with me just in case I spotted a lovely dog and I did! At first I thought that he was a German Shepherd but as I got closer I realised that he wasn’t. I was sure what he was, I thought he might be a cross between a German Shepherd and a Rough Collie but it turns out that he’s a Belgium Shepherd Dog; absolutely gorgeous! Zadok is a friendly, smiley boy, I gave him lots of strokes. Zadok is named after a Handel piece of Music. Zadok is his humans’ 5th Belgium Shepherd Dog, they really love the breed; I can totally see why. They first got a Belgium shepherd Dog when they went to visit a breeder in Cartmel and they feel in love!

Handsome Zadok!

Handsome Zadok!

Name: Zadok

Breed: Belgium Shepherd Dog

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything

Favourite toy: Ball on a rope

Favourite pastime: Walking

Year of the Dog Day 241

I’m a lucky girl and I’m spending the weekend in the Lake District with some friends. There are loads of dogs in the Lake District so I know I’m going to have good dog spotting this weekend! We went for a little walk to the beach and I spotted a couple with 2 lovely looking Border Terriers and a very excited Border Collie so I went over to meet them. Fred, Alf and Buddy are all very lovely and friendly, I gave them all a stroke and especially Buddy who likes to lean in for a fuss! The dogs humans previously owned another Border Collie called Sam and they got Fred whist Sam was still alive. Unfortunately Sam had a stroke and so they got Alf to keep Fred company when Sam went. As it turned out Sam lived for another 2 years. After Sam passed they missed having a bigger dog. They popped to town one day and spotted a sign for Border Collie puppies for £25 so they went and bought handsome Buddy. They all get on really well, what a lovely bunch of dogs.

Handsome Alf, Fred and Buddy!

Handsome Alf, Fred and Buddy!

Fred and Alf

Fred and Alf

Buddy

Buddy

Name: Fred

Breed: Border Terrier

Age: 10 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Mint Imperials!

Favourite toy: Squeaky toys, he loves them!

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

Name: Alf

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Alf hates squeaky toys so he removes the squeakers from Freds toys

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

Name: Buddy

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Chasing his ball in the sea and going for walks!

Year of the Dog Day 240

I’m going out tonight straight after work so I really needed to find a dog in the daytime today. My usual train to Manchester was delayed so I got on a different train to a different station than usual and I’m glad I did! On my way to work I spotted a chap with 3 lovely dogs so I went over to say hello. I didn’t get a picture of all 3 of them as I just don’t think it would have been possible so I chose to take a picture of Penny, a Long Haired Jack Russell. She was very friendly and I gave her a good stroke.

Penny lives on a canal boat in the centre of Manchester with her human and her dog pals, a Chihuahua and another Jack Russell. They would usually be in London at this time of the year but they’ve had to stay in Manchester this year.

Sweet little Penny!

Sweet little Penny!

Name: Penny

Breed: Long Haired Jack Russell

Age: 16 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken

Favourite toy: Penny is too old for toys!

Favourite pastime: Going out for a walk.

Year of the Dog Day 239

I was on my way to pick up Ethan from nursery when I spotted a gorgeous and very excited Boxer Dog. I crossed the road to say hello but they crossed to the other side at the same time so I had to cross back again, I think I might have seemed like a crazy stalker! Eric is a friendly boy, I got to give him lots of stokes. Eric was excited the whole time I was with him, I don’t think he stopped wagging his tail! Eric has a human brother who’s two years old, Eric is really gentle with him and likes to look after him! Eric thinks that he’s a lap top, he likes los of stokes and leans into his humans for a cuddle. Eric is named after Eric Cantona, my mum really appreciate that name, she loves King Eric! Eric humans have previously owned a Boxer dog called Keano (named after Roy Keane).

Handsome Eric!

Handsome Eric!

Name: Eric

Breed: Boxer

Age: 3.5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Everything!

Favourite toy: Tennis ball!

Favourite pastime: Watching his humans eat and chasing his tail!

Year of the Dog Day 238

It’s national dog day today, hello all of you lovely doggies!

I went round to my parents house this afternoon with Ethan, my two nephews were there as well, they were all mega excited! Myself, Ethan, my nephews and my dad all went on a walk for a dog search and as soon as I got to the bottom of the street I spotted a very excited Springer Spaniel. Molly was on a walk with her human daddy and human sister. Molly’s a very happy doggy, she was having the best time chasing her ball! Molly’s human granddad also has a Springer Spaniel called Charlie (her dog uncle!) which she’s friends with, they see each other all the time.

After I saw Molly I also saw beautiful Poppy from Day 3, such a lovely girl. Ethan and my nephews are now obsessed with her, they gave her lots of strokes and she didn’t stop smiling! They wanted to follow her home! When I first saw Poppy I didn’t get a great photo of her as it was turning dark so I got another shot of her today!

Beautiful Molly!

Beautiful Molly!

Name: Molly

Breed: Springer Spaniel

Age: 3 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Sardines, she loves them and they’re really good for her. Molly’s humans make sure she has a good diet to keep her in the best of health.

Favourite toy: Tennis ball

Favourite pastime: Chasing her ball, walking and swimming!

Here’s a new picture of Poppy!

Gorgeous Poppy!

Gorgeous Poppy!

Year of the Dog Day 237

I was driving to nursery to pick up Ethan when I spotted a big lovely looking dog. I wasn’t sure what breed he was so I pulled over to go and meet him. Zack is a Bouvier Des Flandres; I haven’t heard of the breed before so I was very excited to  meet him! There are so many different dog breeds, it’s amazing really! Zack is a friendly boy and lent in for a good stroke! Zack is the second Bouvier Des Flandres that his humans have had, they really love the breed and who can blame them, Zack is lovely. Zack has just had a haircut so usually his hair would be longer, he looks very smart.

Handsome Zack!

Handsome Zack!

Looking for a cat!

Looking for a cat!

Name: Zack

Breed: Bouvier Des Flandres

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Playing with his ball and swimming!

Year of the Dog Day 236

I planned to look for a dog when I got to my parents house to pick up Ethan but I didn’t need to as I spotted a very cute Jack Russell on my way to the car. Clifford is a very friendly boy, his human daddy told me that he loves everyone, I got to give a little stroke. Clifford might be 13 years old but he acts much younger!

Lovely Clifford!

Lovely Clifford!

Name: Clifford

Breed: Jack Russell

Age: 13 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Dog chews

Favourite toy: His human Grandma’s slipper. She sadly passed away 6 years ago but Clifford is very protective of the slipper and won’t let anyone else go near it.

Favourite pastime: Sleeping

Year of the Dog Day 235

My husband has put Turner and Hooch on for me for dog blogging inspiration! I totally love Turner and Hooch; even though I’ve seem it about 50 times it never fails to make me cry at the end, I love you Hooch!

I went for a walk at lunchtime today and spotted a very handsome Border Collie so I ran after them to say hello. I met lovely Toby, what a handsome boy! He was very focussed on his ball, I don’t think he took he’s eyes off it! I had to be pretty quick getting the photos today, Toby and his human were on their way to catch a bus, it was very good to stop for me. Toby lives with two cats, he loves them loads and they all sleep together. The cats even play fetch with Toby, how cute!

Handsome Toby!

Handsome Toby!

Name: Toby

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Toby will eat anything!

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Chasing his ball!

Year of the Dog Day 234

I’ve been really lucky again today and didn’t have to go on a search for a dog! I was in work when Gemma my colleague spotted a lovely dog outside so I went out to say hello. Leo is a very friendly and handsome boy, he came over for a cuddle and lots of strokes, he likes having attention. Leo is on his holidays, he lives in Italy which is his country of birth. They had to drive all the way to Manchester from Italy as Leo can’t fly! Leo is a rescue dog from an Italian rescue centre. He was rescued 4 years ago, but he’d been in the rescue centre for 5 years at that point; I’m so pleased that he’s found his forever home. Leo likes to talk and has little chats with his human sister! It was difficult to get Leo to keep still for a photo, he kept coming over to me for more strokes!

Handsome Leo!

Handsome Leo!

Name: Leo

Breed: Cross breed

Age: 12 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken

Favourite toy: Leo doesn’t play with toys, his human mummy thinks it’s because he spent so much time in the kennels.

Favourite pastime: Getting fussed and his chest rubbed!

Year of the Dog Day 233

I was in work today at the reception desk when my colleague spotted a Black Pug outside; thanks Rachel! I ran up 4 flights of stairs to get my camera and headed outside. When I got outside Alan the pug had a little crowd round him with lots of people giving him a fuss; who can blame them he’s gorgeous. Alan is a really friendly boy and has lots of pizazz, look at that snazzy red jumper! Alan’s human really wanted to have a dog called Alan so when she went to visit the littler of puppies she said to Alan “are you Alan” and he tilted his head as if to say “yes I am”, she knew he was the one! Alan loves his human mummy and doesn’t like to be apart from her, fortunately she works from home. Alan is a clever boy and can do some tricks, he can play dead!

Handsome Alan!

Handsome Alan!

My ear is sticking up!

My ear is sticking up!

Name: Alan

Breed: Black Pug

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Everything but he especially likes cheese and peanut butter

Favourite toy: Mr Ham, a toy sandwich with a pigs head! Alan has broken the toy so now he only plays with the head!

Favourite pastime: Being with his human mummy!

Year of the Dog Day 232

I meant to go out at lunchtime today to search for a dog but I didn’t get chance. I planned to pop to the park on the way home from work but then I spotted a trainee Guide Dog in the Historic Reading Room in work, I was very happy! Percy is a lovely friendly boy, he’s very chilled out and I got to give him a stroke! Percy starts his Guide Dog training next month, I bet he’ll be great. Percy has lived with his foster human since he was 7 weeks old. They’re going to miss him loads but they’re really glad that he’s going to do an amazing job and will make a real difference to some ones life. They would definitely do it again! Percy has 10 brothers and sisters and the are all training to be Guide Dogs.

I couldn’t decide which photo I liked the best so I’ve added a few!

Handsome Percy!

Handsome Percy!

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Name: Percy

Breed: Yellow Labrador

Age: 13 months old

Job: Guide Dog

Favourite food: Percy eats a specialist diet

Favourite toy: A hard bone chew toy

Favourite pastime: Playing tug! Percy also enjoys going on the train to Manchester (Percy lives in Buxton).

Year of the Dog Day 231

Me and Ethan went to Smithills Farm today, we had a great time. We got to see a baby donkey, piglets, cows, reindeers, two European eagle owls and many more great animals! I also got to see beautiful Lady the farm dog! I was hoping I would see a farm dog as I have had one on my blog yet! Lady is very friendly and gets to say hello to all of the visitors to the farm. She gets to run free all day keeping an eye on what’s going on in the farm and saying hello to all of the other farm animals. Lady has bad eye site so she doesn’t round up any sheep but she does enjoy rounding up the donkeys! When I first saw Lady I didn’t manage to get a good photo but fortunately I saw her a couple of times during my visit so I got to take a few more. I also got to give her a little stoke and even tickled her tum! Lady is friends with two other farm dogs, a German Shepherd and a Jack Russell.

Beautiful Lady!

Beautiful Lady!

Rounding up a horse!

Rounding up a horse!

Name: Lady

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Job: Farm Dog

Favourite food: Lady likes to steel bread off the donkeys!

Favourite toy: Lady loves to play with stones

Favourite pastime: Rounding up the donkeys!

Year of the Dog Day 230

I didn’t get chance to go out at lunchtime today so I planned to pop to the park after work. As I was approaching the park I spotted a Schnauzer, I was  pretty excited as I really like Schnauzers so I went over to say hello. Unfortunately the Schnauzers human didn’t want me to take his picture, gutted!

I went for a little walk round the park and it was pretty  quiet, I though I might have to search elsewhere when I spotted a Jack Russell up on the field, I had to run a bit to catch them up! I met very cute Sally. Sally is a little nervous of new people but it didn’t take long before we made friends, I ended up getting a little kiss! Sally is a rescue dog. Her humans spotted a school kid carrying her, she had just found her wondering the street, she was only 2 months old and was skin and bones so her humans took her home!

Beautiful Sally!

Beautiful Sally!

Name: Sally

Breed: Long Haired Jack Russell

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Sally likes to swop her food regularly; she especially likes meet!

Favourite toy: Ball with rope attached. Sally likes to play fetch with it!

Favourite pastime: Playing fetch in the field at the park!

Year of the Dog Day 229

I went to Smithills Hall today with Ethan and some friends and it didn’t take long before I spotted a beautiful Long Haired German Shepherd! Poppy is a very smiley friendly girl, she said hello the Ethan and my friends children Evan and Stanley! She played fetch with them all when they threw her some sticks! Poppy is a very beautiful girl, so beautiful that she has been in Lancashire Life Magazine!

Beautiful Poppy!

Beautiful Poppy!

Stick!!!!

Stick!!!!

Name: Poppy

Breed: Long Haired and Short Haired German Shepherd Cross

Age: 3 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Poppy loves Dentastix, she’s addicted to them! Apart from them she’ll eat anything!

Favourite toy: Poppy has two teddies, Donna and Rudy. She loves to carry them and chew them but they’re always injured; Ruby’s human mummy is always having to fix them! She also loves her blue ball.

Favourite pastime: Poppy loves chasing stones when they’ve been thrown into the river  but she doesn’t like to swim, Poppy will only paddle!

Year of the Dog Day 228

I spotted a couple of dogs this morning including a Boston Terrier but I was having breakfast inside the Tate Modern so I didn’t manage to go out and meet them! I thought I might see one at the train station but I didn’t today so I popped to the park when I got back home. I spotted my neighbour with beautiful Lady from Day 1 (you can see her in the background of the photo) and Cassius from Day 47, I gave them both a little stoke. My neighbour then introduced me to Meg a lovely Border Collie cross. Meg is very nice, she’s really friendly and I gave her lots of fuss! Meg is a rescue dog from Manchester Dogs Home, her human daddy got her when she was 2 years old.

Beautiful Meg!

Beautiful Meg!

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Name: Meg

Breed: Border Collie cross. Meg’s human isn’t sure what she is crossed with, he said maybe a kangaroo as she used to jump really high in the air!

Age: 14 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Meg doesn’t play with toys, she used to love her ball when she was younger!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping

Year of the Dog Day 227

I’ve travelled to London today to meet up with some friends. I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to spot a dog in central London as I haven’t been since I’ve been doing my blog but as it turned out I spotted a lovely dog at Manchester Piccadilly train station!

Freddy is a very handsome, friendly Cocker Spaniel. He’s very active, he hardly kept still! Freddy was going on a trip with his human mummy, sister and brother, I hope they have a good time! When people come to his house Freddy put his ear in his mouth and carries it to the front door to greet people, how sweet!

Handsome Freddy!

Handsome Freddy!

Name: Freddy

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything, Freddy is greedy!

Favourite toy: A rope toy. Freddy likes to chew it and hide it under the bed.

Favourite pastime: Walking in the park and sleeping!

Year of the Dog Day 226

I went out at lunchtime today but the weather wasn’t great and I didn’t spot any dogs! I went to my parents after work with Ethan so I went for a little walk down the street. I bumped into gorgeous Bentley and his human mummy again and so we walked down the street together. We then bumped into handsome Loki too! I then spotted a very happy looking Border Collie up ahead so I dashed ahead to meet him! Alfie is a very friendly boy, he jumped up to say hello straight away! Alfie used to belong to his current humans daughters friends but they didn’t have enough time to look after him so he went to live in his current home. He goes for lots of long walks every day, he loves it and really loves fetching his ball, he can run really fast! Alfie does a strange thing, every time his humans answer the phone he jumps up high in the air, as high as their shoulders! They think he might do it for attention!

Handsome Alfie!

Handsome Alfie!

Name: Alfie

Breed: Border Collie (possibly crossed with a Whippet)

Age: 3 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Alfie eats dried food mixed with when food in gravy!

Favourite toy: Alfie loves squeaky toys, he has lots of them!

Favourite pastime: Running and playing fetch!

Year of the Dog Day 225

I didn’t have much time to find a dog today! I’d arranged to meet a friend for tea so I only had 45 minutes from when I got home from work to find a dog, get home and get ready. I went for a walk to the park and spotted a happy Yorkshire Terrier in the field but then I realised that it was lovely Bobby from day 90! I got to give him a little stroke and his human daddy told me about a 6 month old Basset Hound they’d just seen, I want to see a puppy Basset Hound! I walked a bit further and I saw two very cute little dogs so I went over to say hello to Bob and Flo. They are both very friendly and Bob is full of personality! Flo is a little bit more shy but she’s very sweet! Bob and Flo have just been spoilt by their humans grandchildren, they’ve had lots of treats.

Handsome Bob and Beautiful Flo!

Handsome Bob and Beautiful Flo!

Best friends!

Best friends!

Name: Bob

Breed: Border Terrier

Age: 6 (human years)

Favourite food: Cheese

Favourite toy: Empty plastic bottles!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping and running off!

Name: Flo

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Sausage rolls

Favourite toy: Empty plastic bottles!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping!

Year of the Dog Day 224

I had to take the car into the garage this morning and fortunately as me and Ethan  were waiting outside we spotted two absolutely gorgeous Basset Hounds walking on the other side of the road. I totally love Basset Hounds so I couldn’t miss out on going to say hello! Alfie and Bill are both wonderful friendly girls (they have boys names but they are both girls!). It was pretty difficult getting the picture today, not really because the dogs wouldn’t keep still but because Ethan wouldn’t! Alfie and Bill also live with a Chihuahua, even though the Chihuahua is small she’s top dog in the house! Alfie and Bill are both the same age but are from different litters.

Gorgeous Bill and Alfie!

Gorgeous Bill and Alfie!

Lovely Alfie!

Lovely Alfie!

Friendly Bill!

Friendly Bill!

Name: Alfie

Breed: Basset Hound

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: They don’t really play with toys but they both love chewing Rawhide dog chews.

Favourite pastime: Walking

Name: Bill

Breed: Basset Hound

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: They don’t really play with toys but they both love chewing Rawhide dog chews.

Favourite pastime: Walking