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!

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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!

Year of the Dog Day 314

I went out at lunchtime today but I didn’t spot any dogs so I went for a walk round the block near Ethan’s nursery but still no joy! I had to wait for my husband to get back before I could resume my search for a dog. It was dark by the time I headed out, I’m really not a fan of these dark nights! I walked for a little while and then I spotted a gorgeous looking dog across the road so I went over to meet him. Brock is a lovely American Bulldog, I haven’t had one on my blog yet so I pleased to meet him! Brock has a lovely temperament, he’s very chilled out! Brock’s human got him when he was a puppy but he had anther older dog that found him a bit much so he temporally went to live with his friend. Brock moved back in with his human when he was about 1 year old; he’d calmed down by that point and he got on really well with the other older dog.

Gorgeous Brock!

Gorgeous Brock!

Name: Brock

Breed: American Bulldog

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: His human grandma’s Sunday roast!

Favourite toy: Brock doesn’t play with toys as he destroys them in minutes!

Favourite pastime: Having a walk about!

Year of th Dog Day 313

I’ve had the day off work today so me and Ethan went to meet our friends at Bradley Fold Garden Centre. Whilst we were waiting at the door for them a man walked past walking a mega cute Border Terrier so I went to say hello! Jack is a really friendly boy, I gave him lots of strokes and he’s so cute! Jack used to belong to his current humans nephew along with Jack’s dog brother but he found two dogs too much to handle so Jack moved in with his current human. Jack is 10 years old but you wouldn’t think it!

Lovely Jack!

Lovely Jack!

Name: Jack

Breed: Border Terrier

Age: 10 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: He likes to play with chew treats!

Favourite pastime: Walking.

Year of the Dog Day 310

I went out at lunchtime in search for a dog today but unfortunately I didn’t spot any! I didn’t spot any on the way home either! There was a big firework display on tonight so I didn’t think there would be that many dogs out and about so I decided to ask one of my neighbours if I could make their dog my Dog of the Day. Jackson is a mega friendly dog, he was so excited when me and Ethan went round, I think he licked my face for 5 minutes! Jackson really loves people and he especially loves kids and his human’s grandson. When he comes to stay he has a sleepover with him and sleeps on the top bunk, how cute is that! Jackson had previous owners but they found him too boisterous so his current humans took him in; they thinks he’s the best dog they’ve ever had! Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a great picture today but you can see how friendly Jackson’s face is!

Handsome Jackson!

Handsome Jackson!

Name: Jackson

Breed: Labradoodle

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Dried food

Favourite toy: People!

Favourite pastime: Being with people!

Year of the Dog Day 308

I popped to my parents this afternoon and as I was parking up I noticed a nice looking dog down the street and as my husband was with me and Ethan I ran down to say hello. I met beautiful Jess, a German pointer and Border Collie cross. Jess is a friendly girl and she looked into my eyes to say hello! Jess is a rescue dog from Manchester Dogs home. She was taken in as a stray so they don’t know much about her back story but she had definitely had some training. Jess came to live with her current humans when she was 18 months old. Jess’s human sister loves her to bits and likes to dress her up; Jess was a pumpkin for Halloween!

Beautiful Jess!

Beautiful Jess!

Name: Jess

Breed: German Pointer and Border Collie cross

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Mara bone treats

Favourite toy: Any squeaky and furry toys!

Favourite pastime: Sitting on his human sister knee, Jess thinks she’s a lap dog!

Year of the Dog Day 306

I went to pick up Ethan from my parents early today so it was still light when I went in search for a dog. As I got to the bottom of the street I spotted a really happy, beautiful Border Collie so I went to say hello. Scout has such a pretty face, she’s a lovely girl! Scout is named after a character in To Kill a Mockingbird, it’s her human mummy’s favourite book. Scout’s doggy parents are both working dogs, his mum herds sheep and his dad herds cows!

Beautiful Scout!

Beautiful Scout!

Name: Scout

Breed: Border Collie

Age:17 months old (human years)

Favourite food: Scout eats Wainwrights, her human daddy isn’t sure that it’s her favourite thing to eat though!

Favourite toy: Scout has lots of toys which she likes; she especially likes tennis balls!

Favourite pastime: Chasing bikes, she likes to herd them!

Year of the Dog Day 304

I went for a much needed haircut today and whilst in the hairdressers John-Lee Guy in Bolton I spotted a beautiful Pomeranian. I asked the hairdresser if the dog belonged to one of the members of staff and it turned out that she belongs to the owner John-Lee and he was happy for me to take her picture. Izzy is a real cutie! Izzy is really lucky and gets to go to work with her human daddy every day; she’s been going since she was a puppy. Izzy has her own little bed behind the reception desk and she also likes having a little walk around the salon and getting fussed by all of her friends. Izzy also likes to dress up as you can see in the lovely picture her human daddy sent me below.

Beautiful Izzy!

Beautiful Izzy!

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Name: Izzy

Breed: Toy Pomeranian

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Mild Cheddar cheese

Favourite toy: Toy space hopper

Favourite pastime: Walking in the city!

Year of the Dog Day 301

I was at my parents house today when I noticed 2 dogs walking past so I ran outside. When I got out I realised that one of the dogs was Fudge from day 189 so I gave her a little stroke, she’s a lovely girl! Fudge’s human mum is a dog walker and she was also taking Maddie a beautiful German Shepherd for a walk. Maddie is a friendly girl and she’s very smiley! She was very interested when she spotted a squirrel across the road, I think she wanted to chase it! Fudge’s human walks Maddie twice a day and Maddie is always good and sticks by her side!

Beautiful Maddie!

Beautiful Maddie!

Name: Maddie

Breed: German Shepherd

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Meat and biscuits

Favourite toy: Squeaky toys

Favourite pastime: Walking! Maddie also loves carrying branches, not sticks, they’re too small!

Year of the Dog Day 299

I’ve been working from home today so I popped to the park at lunchtime; I knew I’d have no trouble finding a dog! I spotted a man up ahead straight away with a German Shepherd so I sped up to catch them. Simba is a beautiful girl, she’s got a smiley, gentle face and I got to give her a good stroke. Simba wasn’t with her human’s but the man that was looking after her was able to provide me with her information. I think he thought I was a bit of a crazy person, but he was very friendly and helpful!

Beautiful Simba!

Beautiful Simba!

Name: Simba

Breed: German Shepherd

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Butchers!

Favourite toy: Simba doesn’t play with toys

Favourite pastime: Walking!

Year of the Dog Day 297

I didn’t have to stress about finding a dog today as I’d already pre-arranged to go and see my friends Jo and Jim’s beautiful Dog Millie! I haven’t seen Millie for a while but she still greeted us with the usual mega excited happy hello! Millie is genuinely one of the happiest dogs I’ve ever met, I think her tail might wag for 24 hours a day! Millie was very good and gentle with Ethan and she managed to get a cheeky kiss in! It’s Millie’s birthday on Thursday and she’s getting a special treat of balloons to pop with treats in, she really likes popping balloons!

Beautiful Millie!

Beautiful Millie!

Lovely girl!

Lovely girl!

Name: Millie

Breed: Chocolate Labrador

Age: 8 years old (human years) on Thursday!

Favourite food: Everything; she is a Labrador! Millie especially loves carrots and cheese though, she gets shoelace drool when she see’s cheese!

Favourite toy: Cushions! Millie especially likes animal shaped ones which she carries round and treats like a puppy!

Favourite pastime: Playing football with Jim her human daddy!

Year of the Dog Day 294

It’s been really rainy all day today so I had to wait for a break in the rain until I went looking for a dog! I went round to my parents house and when the rain wasn’t too bad I headed down the street. I was lucky because I spotted a dog straight away, a very handsome Border Collie. Toby is a really friendly boy and he’s so well behaved, he sat very still so that I could take a picture! The human that bread him is a photographer so he’s always good at having his picture taken! He’s also very clever and can do lots of tricks, he showed me spinning round and playing dead, he loves training! Toby is very calm for a Border Collie, his humans have had two others and he’s much more chilled than they were!

Handsome Toby!

Handsome Toby!

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Name: Toby

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Liver and  fish

Favourite toy: Football

Favourite pastime: Toby loves playing with his girlfriend, a retired Guide Dog. They play with each other in the field every morning and when she’s on holiday Toby will sit at the gate waiting for her, so sweet!

Year of the Dog Day 289

Although I went out and about at lunchtime today I didn’t spot any dogs so I went for a little walk around the block when I got to Ethan’s nursery. It didn’t take long before I spotted a Springer Spaniel up ahead so I went in hot pursuit! Beth is a beautiful girl, she has such a friendly smiley face. Beth is getting old now but she’s still active and hasn’t got any grey hairs! Beth lives with a cat, they get on well and snuggle up with each other every night, but Beth lets the cat know who’s boss in the morning and chases her!

Beautiful Beth!

Beautiful Beth!

Name: Beth

Breed: Springer Spaniel

Age: 12 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Sausages, toast and crisps! Beth goes mad for toast, she really loves it!

Favourite toy: Red bone toy and a squeaky Santa. Beth can get a bit obsessed with toys and won’t go to eat her food when she’s got a toy!

Favourite pastime: Sitting on a sofa! She also loves walking on the beach!

Year of the Dog Day 286

I had training on the other side of Manchester this morning, I hoped I would spot a  dog on the way back to work but no joy! When I got to Ethan’s nursery I went for a little walk around the block but again no joy, so I decided I would pop to the park on the way home. I’m really gutted that it’s starting to get dark early, it’s difficult to get good pictures! When I got to the park there was still some light and I spotted Tobias a very excited puppy running in the field. I’ve met Tobias before, he was playing with Molly from day 275. Tobias is very excited, he’s a ball of energy, it takes quite a lot to tire him out! Tobias is a friendly boy and loves playing with other dogs!

Gorgeous Tobias!

Gorgeous Tobias!

Look at my ball!

Look at my ball!

Name: Tobias (Toby)

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 5 months old

Favourite food: Chicken and rice

Favourite toy: His ball and anything that squeaks!

Favourite pastime: Climbing on the sofa and the bed! Toby has only just learnt how to climb on them and he’s very happy about it! He feels that he’s made a real achievement and waits for a treat!

Year of the Dog Day 284

We popped to Moses Gate Country Park this afternoon for little walk round. When we arrived we spotted gorgeous Geoff the St Bernard; I can’t believe how big he is now, he’s massive! Just near the playground I spotted a lovely looking dog which I thought was possibly a Chow but I wasn’t 100% sure as she looked a bit smaller than the others I’ve met! I went over to meet beautiful China and it turns out that she is Chow, she’s just quite a small one; apparently her brother is massive compared to her! China is very affectionate, I gave her lots of strokes and she properly cuddled into me for a hug! China is really good with kids and loves cuddles!

Gorgeous China!

Gorgeous China!

Name: China

Breed: Chow Chow

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Dentastix, she goes mental for them!

Favourite toy: Kong ball. She loves getting the treats out of tem!

Favourite pastime: Swimming! China especially loves swimming in muddy water! She also enjoys dipping her ears in mud!

Year of the Dog Day 283

I was returning home in the car when I spotted a very handsome and massive dog down the street so I got out of the car to day hello! Luther is huge, the pictures really don’t justice to show how big he is! He’s a very lovely boy, I gave him lots of stokes and also got to give him a treat! Luther lives with 3 cats; he gets on really well with two of them but the other one isn’t very keen on him, she took a swipe at him when he was a puppy and he’s never forgotten it! Buddy, one of the cats really likes Luther and will climb up on him and go to sleep next to him. Luther has nearly squashed Buddy a few times though by accidently rolling on him! Luther isn’t very keen on the traffic, when I left him he didn’t want to walk on as he was heading towards the main road so he sat firm! His human did  eventually manage to get Luther to walk on!

Handsome Luther!

Handsome Luther!

I hope you can get a sense of scale from this picture!

I hope you can get a sense of scale from this picture!

Name: Luther

Breed: Northern Inuit and German Shepherd Cross

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Cat food! He’s always stealing the cats food!

Favourite toy: He likes playing with sticks and bricks! He likes to fish them out of the brook and then lick them!

Favourite pastime: Luther likes to be in water. He gets very excited as soon as he’s near water!

Year of the Dog Day 281

I’m working late again tonight but rather than go into work at the usual time I’ve decided to start later so that I can go in search of a dog first thing and not worry about finding one! I dropped Ethan off at nursery and then headed to the park. As soon as I arrived I spotted a lady walking a very cute dog. I thought that Meggie was a Yorkshire Terrier but she’s actually a Chorkie, a Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua cross. Meggie is a very friendly girl, she jumped up really high to say hello. Meggie really likes people and other dogs, she always wants to say hello and to play. Meggie is a rescue dog from Leigh Cats and Dogs home, he was found wondering the streets of Salford all on her own!

Lovely Meggie!

Lovely Meggie!

Name: Megan (Meggie)

Breed: Chorkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua cross)

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Vegetables

Favourite toy: Scruffy Dog, a squeaky cuddly toy. Meggie won’t go to bed without Scruffy Dog so sometimes his humans have to turn the house over looking for him!

Favourite pastime: Walking and playing!

Year of the Dog Day 280

I forgot my dog blog kit today, booooo! I was going to go out at lunchtime too! Anyway I picked up Ethan from my parents after work and headed home and as Tim was home I went in search of a dog. The weather looked really threatening but I’m pleased to say that it didn’t rain! I didn’t have to go far when I spotted a very happy looking dog walking down the path so I went to meet him. Oscar is a cross between a Jack Russell and Staffordshire Bull Terrier, he’s a handsome boy! It’s really interesting to see which features a dog gets from each breed; Oscar has the face shape of a Jack Russell and the features of a Staffie! Oscar is very alert, he had his eye on the ball the whole time I was with him! Oscar’s parents saw a advert for him on a website. When they went to meet him they were worried about what might happen to him if they didn’t give him a home so he came to live with them, I’m glad he did!

Handsome Oscar!

Handsome Oscar!

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Name: Oscar

Breed: Jack Russell and Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross

Age: 10 months old

Favourite food: Ham! Oscar also really likes Ice cream! His human mummy let him have some once and now he gets very excited when she goes into the freezer.

Favourite toy: His ball!

Favourite pastime: Running in an open field.