Year of the Dog Day 345

I had to walk down Deansgate today but there weren’t any dogs about. I hoped I’d see one on the way to the train station but I didn’t! Fortunately as soon as  parked up near nursery I spotted a very cute Jack Russell so I ran over to say hello! Holly has a very waggy tail!  Holly is rescue dog so she can be a bit nervous around new people but I did get to give her a stroke! Holly is from Leigh Cats and Dogs home she went to live her humans when she was 4 years old.


Cute Holly!


Name: Holly

Breed: Jack Russell

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Everything!

Favourite toy: Balls!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping!


Year of the Dog Day 344

I went for a walk around Manchester at lunchtime today but although it was really busy there weren’t any dogs about! I was meeting a couple of friends to go around the Christmas market this evening so after work I headed out around Manchester looking for a dog. Again it was really busy out but I couldn’t spot any dogs! I decided to walk to the Northern Quarter to see if I could spot any dogs there! I popped into a shop and asked one of the staff if he knew of any shops which had a dog; he did and he told me to go around the corner to James Darby Designs.

I headed round the corner to the shop and I was very happy when I spotted a Boxer Dog in the window! Trevor gave me a very warm welcome when I went inside. I was really pleased that James agreed to let me take Trevor’s photo, he’s a lovely doggy. Trevor has a big personality, he’s full of pizazz, I think he’s probably always very excited and smiley! I got to give Trevor lots of fuss, he lent in for bug cuddles and also sat on my knee! Trevor loves going to work with his human daddy every day, he has a big smile on his face every morning.


Handsome Trevor!



How can I help you sir?


Name: Trevor

Breed: Boxer Dog

Age: 3 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken Tikka and rice!

Favourite toy: Tennis ball!

Favourite pastime: Running!

Year of the Dog Day 343

I went for a walk at lunchtime today but unfortunately I didn’t spot any dogs! It’s dark now by the time I leave work so I decided to message my friend Sabrina to see if I could go round to her house and take a picture of her dog, so I popped round this evening. Amber is a really beautiful Labradoodle but she is very nervous of new people so she wasn’t keen on having her picture taken. Fortunately as Sabrina thought it might be difficult to get a picture of Amber she had already enlisted her dad (who happens to be my former maths teacher) to come round with his very handsome Red Setter!

Duke is a very friendly boy, I don’t think he stops smiling! Duke is the first Red Setter that I’ve had on the blog so I was very happy to meet him. Duke is a rescue dog from Irish Setter Rescue; he was 9 months old when he came to live with his humans. Duke has a sensitive stomach which is why they think he ended up in a rescue centre. Duke loves having a fuss and wants to make friends with any human or dog; he’s best friends with Amber! He likes to lean into people for a good stroke; he also thinks he’s smaller than he is and sits on his humans! Duke’s human niece and nephew are very excited that their Uncle Duke is going to be on the blog!


Handsome Duke!



I’m a lap dog don’t you know!


Name: Duke

Breed: Red Setter

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Duke can only eat James Wellbeloved because of his sensitive tummy.

Favourite toy: His bedding! Duke likes to carry it around!

Favourite pastime: Lying down and going to sleep!

Year of the Dog Day 342

I went for a little walk at lunchtime today; I went to St Anne’s Square again and spotted a dog straight away but as I got closer I realised that it was Raphael from day 320. I gave him a little stroke! I carried on walking and when I was back on Deansgate I spotted a beautiful Staffie so I went to say hello! Ruby is a beautiful girl, she very smiley and very friendly. She cuddled my hand with both her paws and licked me at the same time, very sweet! Ruby is a rescue dog from Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home. Her current humans have had her for 5 years; she was in a bad way when she first went to live with them; it took her two years to stop being so nervous around people, she’s happy around people now! Her original name was Maddie but she didn’t respond to that name so they changed it to Ruby; its a good name!


Beautiful Ruby!



Hello, I’m going to lick your hand!


Name: Ruby

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 8 yeas old (human years)

Favourite food: Fruit, she loves it! Her favourites are banana’s, apples and strawberry’s.

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Running on the beach

Year of the Dog Day 341

I went for a little walk at lunchtime today and as soon as I got to Saint Anne’s Square I spotted a very handsome dog; it’s becoming a bit of a dog hot spot! Bandit is a lovely boy, he was very friendly, I gave him a little stroke and he gave me a little kiss! He’s a cross between a Doberman and an Alsatian, what a lovely combination!


Handsome Bandit!


Name: Bandit

Breed: Doberman and Alsatian cross

Age: 13 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken and squirty cream! They used squirty cream to teach him to chase his tail!

Favourite toy: Tufty a tugging toy! Bandit found the toy in the park and wouldn’t let go of it!

Favourite pastime: Tummy rubs and going for walks!

Year of the Dog Day 340

I went for a little walk to the park this afternoon, fortunately the rain had stopped so I didn’t get soaked! As soon as I got to the park I spotted a very happy looking staffie so I went over to say hello. Libby is a friendly girl, she has a big smile and she barked at me when I stopped stroking her; she wanted more fuss!


Beautiful Libby!


Name: Libby

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Sausages!

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Rolling around the floor!

Year of the Dog Day 341

I travelled back from Edinburgh today; unfortunately the weather was terrible and so the train journey took an extra 3 hours! I wish there had been a dog on the train but there wasn’t! When  I finally I got back to Bolton I went  for a little walk in search of a dog. The weather was still terrible,  I wasn’t sure I would spot any dogs but finally I saw a brave women walking her gorgeous Chocolate Labrador so I went over to say hello. Toby is a very friendly boy, he loves everyone and he seemed very happy to see me, I gave him lots of strokes!


Handsome Toby!


Name: Toby

Breed: Chocolate Labrador

Age:  9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Toby loves his soft toys, his current favourite is a cuddly Father Christmas

Favourite pastime: Walking and swimming!

Year of the Dog Day 338

I had a lovely morning in Edinburgh. We went to visit the castle which is pretty amazing and then  not long after we left I spotted a gorgeous doggy that I had to go and say hello to! Bruce is a very handsome French Bulldog and Boston Terrier cross, what a brilliant combination, I love both those breeds! Bruce is from Canada, he has a doggy passport and he’s on holiday here for 8 months. Bruce is enjoying the UK but he’s not too keen on the rain! I got to give Bruce a good fuss, he’s very friendly and gave me lots of kisses!

Bruce has his own Instagram account, you can follow him at @brucedoggydog


Handsome Bruce!





Name: Bruce

Breed: French Bulldog and Boston Terrier Cross; a Frenchton!

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Liver chops

Favourite toy: Stuffed puppy toy!

Favourite pastime: Playing fetch with the ball!

Year of the Dog Day 337

I’ve travelled to Edinburgh today, it’s my first time here, what a beautiful city! Unfortunately it hasn’t stopped raining since I arrived which has hampered my dog searching a little!  I’d just come out of a shop where I bought a much needed umbrella when clever Tim spotted a very handsome French Bulldog; result! I was really pleased to meet lovely Louis and I was very happy when his humans let me take his picture; they were very kind as it meant they had to stand about in the rain! Louis is a very friendly boy, I gave him a good stroke and he lent into my legs for extra good stroking. Louis also made sure that Tim also said hello!


Handsome Louis!


Name: Louis

Breed: French Bulldog Blue

Age: 14 months old

Favourite food: Chicken and fish!

Favourite toy: Rope toy. Louis also enjoys playing with dirty socks, he’s not interested in clean ones though! Louis like to suckle the socks, bless him, how sweet!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping and running!

Year of the Dog Day 336

I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to comment yesterday that I’m now in my last month! To be honest I’m amazed that I’ve made it so far!

Myself and Ethan popped to the park this morning, Ethan was a good boy and came to look for a dog before we headed to the swings! Almost straight away we spotted a really excited Westie, he was playing fetch and was very happy about it; he even let Ethan throw he ball for him! Ozzy has a lovely kind face, he’s very smiley. Ozzy’s humans got him when he was a puppy, they said he was all ears! Ozzy loves sitting on the sofa next to his human mummy whilst she does her knitting!


Handsome Ozzy!


Name: Ozzy

Breed: West Highland Terrier

Age: 3 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Pedigree Chum

Favourite toy: His ball!

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

Year of the Dog Day 335

I went for a lunchtime today, I was pleased it wasn’t raining! I walked down Deansgate and I was really surprised when I spotted a very handsome Kerry Blue Terrier who wasn’t one of the ones I’ve seen before! Murphey is now the 4th Kerry Blue I’ve met this year and all of them have been in central Manchester; what are the odds! Murphey is a really friendly boy, he gave me lots of kisses! Murphey would like to be friends with the whole world, he said hello to all the passers by. He’s also a very chatty boy!


Handsome Murphey!



Name: Murphey

Breed: Kerry Blue Terrier

Age: 1 year old (human years)

Favourite food: Tuna, he really loves it and wants it every day!

Favourite toy: Anything that squeaks but they only last for a matter of minutes!

Favourite pastime: Chasing golf balls and crows!