Year of the Dog Day 356

I had to walk to the other side of Manchester today and on my way back to the train station I spotted a very cute puppy tied up outside a shop. I went over to say hello, she was very cute and friendly; I gave her a good fuss but unfortunately I couldn’t spot her owner in the shop so I carried on!

Once I got back to Bolton I spotted a lady walking two dogs so I pulled over in the car to jump out and say hello! I made beautiful Roxy an American Akita my dog of the day. Roxy is very sweet and I gave her a little stroke. Unfortunately Roxy is a little poorly at the moment, she has just been diagnosed with  Volt-Koyanagi-Harada’s Disease, better known as VKH-Like Syndrome (VKH) which is an auto-immune disease. Roxy s currently on steroids which have made her a little subdued. Unfortunately Roxy will have this disease for the rest of her life but they should be able to get her medication levels under control soon. Roxy loves her doggy housemate, they’re best friends!


Beautiful Roxy!


Name: Roxy

Breed: American Akita

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken

Favourite toy: Teddy which she likes to cuddle!

Favourite pastime: Walking and sleeping!


Year of the Dog Day 269

I went for a walk at lunchtime today and almost straight away I spotted what I thought was a handsome German Shepherd. It turns out that Archie is actually a German Shepherd and Akita cross. I couldn’t see the Akita at first but there were certain facial expressions that he would do where you could see some Akita! Archie is a lovely boy, but he can be a little timid, he doesn’t like load noises. A few people stopped to stoke Archie whilst I was with him because he’s so nice!

Handsome Archie!

Handsome Archie!

Name: Archie

Breed: German Shepherd and Akita cross

Age: 4 years old (human years). Archie will be 5 in October.

Favourite food: Sheep!

Favourite toy: His teddy! Archie has had it since he was a puppy and it’s still in tact! He likes to throw it in the air and cuddle it at night.

Favourite pastime: Walking! Archie goes for 8 mile walks in the hills every day.

Year of the Dog Day 74

I had a friend staying over this weekend so me, him and Ethan went for a walk to the park to have a go on the swings and keep an eye out for a dog whilst my husband waited for the shopping! We didn’t walk for very long when I spotted 3 dogs, one was very Handsome Mason from day 14 and his sister (I don’t think they’re actually blood related, I’m not sure!) Mika, another gorgeous Akita. She’s very friendly and well behaved, she sat still whilst I took a number of pictures!

Beautiful Mika!

Beautiful Mika!

Name: Mika

Breed: Akita

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chappie

Favourite toy: Rope

Favourite pastime: Winding everyone up!

Year of the Dog Day 14

Yeah, day off! I’ve had lots of time to find a dog today! It started snowing earlier but fortunately it’s wasn’t heavy so I could get out and about with my little boy in the pram. We walked to the library for toddler tales, I did see a dog on the way but I was running a bit behind so couldn’t stop. After toddler tales we went for a walk to the park where I spotted 3 people walking 4 dogs between them! I asked if they would mind if one of them was my dog of the day. They offered all 4 of them but I though I should just stick to one! The dog of the day is very handsome Mason!

Handsome Mason

Handsome Mason

Name: Mason

Breed: Akita

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chappie dog food

Favourite toy: Rope

Favourite pastime: Eating!