Year of the Dog Day 334

The weather has been really terrible today; it’s rained so much! I wanted to go and search for a dog at lunchtime but it was pouring down and I didn’t think there would be many dogs about. By the time I got back to Bolton it had stopped raining but unfortunately it was getting dark. As it wasn’t pitch black I decided that I would pop to the park and I noticed two happy looking dogs in the distance so I went over to meet them. Oscar and Teddy were both very happy and excited, they haven’t known each other for long but they’re already good friends! It was pretty difficult to get them to stay still but finally I managed to get a picture of lovely Oscar, unfortunately the flash has made his eye’s look a bit funny!


Handsome Oscar!


Name: Oscar

Breed: Black Labrador

Age: 11 months old

Favourite food: Anything, he’s a Labrador!

Favourite toy: His ball!

Favourite pastime: Lying on the sofa on his back with everything on display; he has no shame!


Year of the Dog Day 333

I’m working today so I popped to the park on my way to work; I’m lucky that I start work slightly later on a Sunday so it was light by the time I got out! Fortunately it wasn’t raining this morning, I think it might pour down this afternoon. As soon as I got to the park I spotted a really cute little dog so I went over to say hello. Danny is a cross between a Jack Russell and a English Bull Terrier, he’s a very cute combo! Danny is a rescue dog, his current human took him off someone that was mistreating him, this had made Danny a little bit nervous; he’s especially nervous of female dogs.

Handsome Danny!

Name: Danny
Breed: Jack Russell and English Bull Terrier cross
Age: 13 years old (human years)
Favourite food: Anything his humans are eating!
Favourite toy: Dried bone chews, he loves giving them a good chew!
Favourite pastime: Walking and sniffing!

Year of the Dog Day 332

I’m working this weekend so I headed to the train station and as soon as I arrived I spotted a gorgeous dog on the platform. I just had enough time to say hello before the train arrived. Fortunately I was getting the same train as Helga and her human daddy so I asked if Helga would like to be on my blog! Helga is a Hungarian Wired Haired Vizsla and she’s a lovely girl. I got to stroke her for the whole train journey, I think we might be best friends now! If I stopped stroking her Helga would make a noise telling me to carry on; her human told me that she’s a very chatty girl! Helga is a trained gun dog and her human told me that Vizsla’s are one of the only breeds that hunts, points and retrieves.


Beautiful Helga!



Stroke me lady!


Name: Helga

Breed: Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Wagg dog biscuits!

Favourite toy: Dummy pheasant

Favourite pastime: Chewing things! Helga also loves swimming. She’s a good girl as she’ll ask before se jumps in muddy puddles!

Year of the Dog Day 331

I went for a walk to Saint Anne’s Square at lunchtime today in search of a dog and I was really pleased when I spotted a gorgeous trainee Guide Dog! Annie is a lovely girl, she very friendly and enthusiastic, I got to give her a little stroke! Annie has been chosen to become a breeding dog, I imagine she would have the most beautiful puppies! This is the first time that Annie’s humans have done puppy walking; they are a bit nervous about her going, especially her human siblings but fortunately they’ll get to spend Christmas with her!


Beautiful Annie!



Name: Annie

Breed: Golden Labrador

Age: 11 months old

Job: Trainee Guide Dog

Favourite food: Annie has a special Guide Dog diet

Favourite toy: Cuddly Dragon! Annie destroys all squeaky toys!

Favourite pastime: Relaxing in front of the fire and eating food; she is a Labrador!

Year of the Dog Day 330

I had the day off again today so I headed to the park in the morning. I didn’t even have to go as far as the park when I spotted a gorgeous Jack Russell. Enty is a lovely dog, I gave him a good stroke, he’s very friendly! Enty is an old boy now, he’s 15 years old. Enty didn’t have the best start to his life, he was rescued by the Bolton Destitute animal centre  when he was in a bad way; he didn’t have any fur. Enty’s humans took him home when he was 9 months old, at first he wouldn’t look at anyone but having a good loving home means that he now a really happy dog, he loves people and other dogs, especially big ones! Unfortunately Enty got attacked just over a year ago by another dog, he has a big scar across his face and the shock of the attack has meant that Enty is now deaf. Fortunately Enty hasn’t become scared of other dogs and still likes to have a play in the park! Enty’s humans decided to get a dog after one of them had had a serious illness; Enty has really helped to keep them active. Dogs are the best!


Handsome Enty!



Name: Enty

Breed: Parson’s Jack Russell

Age: 15 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken!

Favourite toy: Enty has never played with toys

Favourite pastime: Going for a walk!

Year of the Dog Day 329

I popped to the park this morning and I spotted a lady walking two dogs up ahead. At first I couldn’t tell what breed they we were as they were too far ahead but as  got closer I realised that one of them was a English Bull Terrier; I was really pleased as I haven’t had one on my blog yet. All of the English Bull Terriers that I’ve ever met have been really lovely and Angus was no exception; what a friendly happy boy! I think Angus and his lovely dog step sister Inga didn’t stop smiling when I was with them, what a happy pair!


Handsome Angus!


Name: Angus

Breed: English Bull Terrier

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Any food!

Favourite toy: His rope. Angus loves playing tug of war with Inga, they’re best pals!

Favourite pastime: Walking and running about; Angus has a real spring in his step!

Year of the Dog Day 328

The weather has been terrible today! It was raining at lunchtime so I decided to wait until the rain stopped before I went in search of a dog. Fortunately there was a break in the rain so I went for a little walk. I didn’t have to go very far down Deansgate when I spotted a lady carrying a really cute Yorkshire Terrier so I went to say hello. Stanley is a really friendly boy, as soon as I gave him a stroke he started hugging my hand; he didn’t want to let go, so cute! Stanley’s human mummy told me that he walks on two legs nearly all of the time, he’s been doing it since he was a puppy; I didn’t get to see it though! Stanley was on a day trip with his human mummy and her friend; Stanley is from Hull. Stanley likes to go travelling with his mummy and he’s a VIP member of the East Yorkshire Coach Services, he even gets sent his own  newsletters!


Handsome Stanley



Name: Stanley

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Iams

Favourite toy: Puddies a soft toy dog!

Favourite pastime: Going on day trips  with his mummy and going on the mini train in Scarborough!

Year of the Dog Day 327

I went for a little walk at lunchtime today, I was very pleased when I spotted a Bedlington Terrier in Saint Anne’s Square. At first I thought that it might be Larry from Day 282, as they’re a rare breed and I didn’t expect to see another one but todays dog is a lovely boy called Toby! Toby was on a day trip with his humans from Leeds, I think he was enjoying Manchester! Toby is a lovely boy, he was very friendly, I gave him lots of strokes and he licked my hand; he can be a little nervous at times though! Toby’s human’s has always wanted a Bedlington Terrier and who can blame them, what a lovely breed. Toby is a lucky boy and gets to spend every day that his humans are working with his human’s grandparents and their two Border Collies.


Handsome Toby



Look at the lovely Christmas jumper!


Name: Toby

Breed: Bedlington Terrier

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Tuna!

Favourite toy: A minion toy, he takes it everywhere but unfortunately the minion has currently lost his arms!

Favourite pastime: Walking and barking in the garden.

Year of the Dog Day 326

I popped to the park this afternoon to look for a dog, it was pretty quiet at first but eventually a spotted a very happy looking dog chasing his bright pink ball! I went over to say hello to handsome Billy, he’s got a lovely smiley face! Billy’s dog mum belonged to his humans granddaughter, she had a litter of 6 puppies and his human couldn’t resist him!


Name: Billy

Breed: Border Collie and American Bulldog cross

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Pork ribs!

Favourite toy: Squeaky toys

Favourite pastime: Going to the park and chasing squirrels!

Year of theDog Day 325

I went to town today with my husband and Ethan and as soon as we walked out of the carpark I spotted a lady walking a very cute Jack Russell so I went over to say hello! Baily is a really friendly boy, he might be small but he has loads of pizazz! He was very excited, it was pretty difficult to get a photo of him as he doesn’t really keep still! I think that Baily might wag his tail at 100 mph!


Handsome Bailey



Come here and stroke me!


Name: Bailey

Breed: Jack Russell

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Royal Canin dog food. Bailey also likes chicken!

Favourite toy: Squeaky penguin

Favourite pastime: Walking and getting fussed!

Year of the Dog Day 324

I was waking to the train station this morning when I spotted a  nice doggy walking towards me. Homer is a handsome boy, he’s very sweet. Homer is getting an old boy now, he’s 15 years old! Homer really loves his humans and his favourite thing to do is to spend time with them.


Name: Homer

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier, German Shepherd and Border Collie cross

Age: 15 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Footballs! He likes to chew them and play tug of war with them!

Favourite pastime: Spending time with his humans!

Year of the Dog Day 323

The weather has been horrible today! Even though it was raining I decided that I would go for a walk at lunchtime but I didn’t spot any dogs! Fortunately on the way to the train station I spotted a lovely looking Westie up ahead so I ran after him! I was very pleased to meet Charlie, he’s a real cutie, he’s got such a lovely friendly face! I gave him a good stroke, I think he especially likes having his chin stroked!


Handsome Charlie!


Name: Charlie

Breed: West Highland Terrier

Age: 13 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Digestive biscuits

Favourite toy: Purple squeaky toy

Favourite pastime: Eating!

Year of the Dog Day 322

I had to walk to the other side of Manchester today so I hoped I would see a dog then but unfortunately not. I didn’t see on the way to the train station either! I had an appointment back in Bolton but I left work earlier enough to get a train that would give me time to look for a dog before my appointment. Unfortunately the train other ideas; there was a point failure I ended up in Wigan! By the time I finally got back to Bolton I didn’t have time to look for a dog before my appointment so I had to go after.

It was pretty late by the time I managed to look for a dog but there was a shop near by which I headed to and I spotted two lovely dogs heading towards the shop. Pippa and Lily are really cute little dogs, Lily is a bit shy so we decided that Pippa should be the Dog of the Day. Pippa and Lily get on but Pippa can sometime get on Lily’s nerves, they’ve got quite different personalities!


Lovely Pippa


Name: Pippa

Breed: Cockapoo

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Dentastix

Favourite toy: Socks! Pippa loves socks! She collects them and then hides them round the house; Pippa’s humans always have to wear odd socks! Pippa always tries to fit 3 socks in her mouth at the same time!

Favourite pastime: Jumping and chasing Lilly!

Year of the Dog Day 321

I went for a little walk at lunchtime today but the weather was pretty bad and I didn’t spot any dogs about! When I got back to Bolton I decided to have a quick walk around the block before I picked up Ethan from nursery. I didn’t have to walk very far when I spotted a gorgeous Basset Hound; I love Basset Hounds! I’ve seen Stanley about when I’ve been driving in the area so I was really chuffed when I spotted them. Stanley is a really lovely boy, he got quite excited when he first saw me; I got to give him lots of strokes! Staley liked the look of my notepad and tried to give it a little chew. Stanley wasn’t too keen on the flash of the camera, he gave a little bark every time it went off! Stanley goes to doggy day care one day a week, his best pal there is a Daschund, how sweet!


Handsome Stanley!


Name: Stanley

Breed: Basset Hound

Age: 9 months old

Favourite food: Everything, he’s really greedy! Stanley will try and eat anything off the floor, even a baby wipe!

Favourite toy: Plastic Converse toy! Stanley has already chewed through a couple of pairs of his humans real converse so they got him a toy version!

Favourite pastime: Going for walks and running off the lead.

Year of the Dog Day 320

I went for a walk at lunchtime today and as soon as I walked out of the door I spotted a gorgeous and very happy looking dog carrying a toy chicken so I went to say hello! Raphael is a really friendly boy, he looked straight into my eyes to say hello; I also got some kisses! Raphael’s human mummy told me that he’s well known in central Manchester as the chicken dog as he always has his chicken in his mouth! I tried to get a photo of him with the chicken in his mouth but he dropped it when I took the photo! Raphael is a rescue dog from Manchester Dogs Home. His human mummy has had him since he was 18 months old.


Handsome Raphael!


Name: Raphael

Breed: Golden Labrador and Retriever Cross

Age: 3 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything! Raphael especially likes veg!

Favourite toy: His squeaky rubber chicken!

Favourite pastime: Walking around Manchester; he’s a city dog!

Year of the Dog Day 319

I’ve been very excited about today, I had arranged to go and meet Lottie a gorgeous Great Dane puppy! I met Lottie at the park a few weeks ago but I’d already found a dog that day so we arranged to meet up again. As soon as I arrived at Lottie’s house she gave me a very warm welcome, I gave her loads of strokes, she’s such a beautiful friendly girl. Lottie loves having cuddles and sitting on her humans knee having a fuss! She came and put her head on my knee a couple of times so I could give her a stroke! Lottie is only 18 weeks old but she’s already pretty big, although she still has her excess skin to grow into! Lottie’s human mummy told me that Lottie’s granddad is the biggest dog she’s every seen; maybe Lottie will grow that big! Lottie lives with 2 Siamese cats, Bow and Tye; she really likes them and sometimes tries to play with them but they’re not as keen! Lottie also has two human brothers.

Beautiful Lottie!

Beautiful Lottie!

Look at that gorgeous face!

Look at that gorgeous face!

Name: Lottie

Breed: Great Dane

Age: 18 weeks old

Favourite food: Kibble dog food with wafer thin chicken

Favourite toy: Squeaky pink bow!

Favourite pastime: Cuddles, ruff and tumble and then a sleep! Lottie also enjoys her bath which she has once a week.

Year of the Dog Day 318

The weather today has been truly horrible, it’s not stopped raining! As it was raining so hard this afternoon I decided that I would pop to Pets at Home in the hopes I would see a dog there, but again I had no joy so I headed to Jolleys where I’d spotted a dog yesterday. When I got there wasn’t a dog to be seen so I headed home. I had no choice but to go and search in the rain and I didn’t even get down the street before I got splashed by a car! It was pretty quiet about but eventually I spotted a handsome Staffie so I went to say hello. Melvin is a lovely dog, he’s really friendly and I think he might be a bit of a softy; I gave him lots of strokes!

Handsome Melvin!

Handsome Melvin!

Name: Melvin

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Dog Sausages!

Favourite toy: An Elmo soft toy, he loves it! He’s chews the eye’s a little bit but he mostly just carries Elmo round! When he squeezes Elmo’s tummy he laughs!

Favourite pastime: Being in the Garden

Year of the Dog Day 317

I went for a walk at lunchtime today but unfortunately I didn’t spot any dogs. By the time I got back to Bolton it was dark and the weather was horrible! I decided to pop to Pets at Home but unfortunately I didn’t see any dogs. After I picked up Ethan from nursery I decided I would pop to Jolley’s pet shop in the hopes I would spot a dog there; the weather was way too bad to go around traipsing the streets! It seemed pretty quiet when I got there but then I spotted a gorgeous Cocker Spaniel! I’ve me Buddy and his human before in the park but I’d already got my Dog of the Day, I was really pleased to spot them again! Buddy is such a handsome dog, and he’s so friendly; I got to give a him a cuddle and he gave Ethan a good sniff!

Handsome Buddy!

Handsome Buddy!


Name: Buddy

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 13 months old

Favourite food: Chicken, tripe, veg and brown rice. What a healthy boy, his human mummy makes it all especially for him!

Favourite toy: A towel rolled up and tied at each end. His human’s did a google search on home made dog toys and found the towel toy, he absolutely loves it! He was also very keen on a polar bear toy in the shop!

Favourite pastime: Walking, chewing sticks and chasing balls!

Year of the Dog Day 316

I didn’t have to start work until later today so I decided to pop to the park after I dropped Ethan off at nursery. It seemed pretty quiet about but then I spotted two ladies walking 3 cute little dogs so I ran down the hill to meet them. I decided to make lovely Jamie-Lee my dog of the day. Jamie is a rescue dog and has lived with her current human since she was 5 years old. Jamie lives with one of the other dogs called Holly; they get on well but Jamie does steel Holly’s toys off her!

Lovely Jamie!

Lovely Jamie!

Name: Jamie-Lee

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier and Jack Russell cross

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite food: All food!

Favourite toy: Jamie doesn’t really play with toys, she just steels Holly’s off her!

Favourite pastime: Walking and sleeping!

Year of the Dog Day 315

Me and Ethan popped to the park this afternoon in search of a dog. We bumped into gorgeous Tobias from Day 286, he was very excited! We walked a little further on and we spotted a lady walking 3 gorgeous dogs so I asked if one of them could be my dog of the day. We decided to make Roxy my dog of the day. Roxy is a beautiful Springer Spaniel, she’s very friendly! Roxy get’s on well with the two other dogs she lives with, another Springer Spaniel called Jasper and Shep a Border Collie.

Gorgeous Roxy!

Gorgeous Roxy!

Lovely girl!

Lovely girl!

Name: Roxy

Breed: Springer Spaniel

Favourite food: Meat chunks and biscuits!

Favourite toy: Balls

Favourite pastime: Going for walks, going in the river and chasing balls!