Year of th Dog Day 136

I went round to my parents house today along with my siblings, nieces and nephew’s. We all decided to go for a walk to the park. I spotted a few dogs on the way but I had Ethan on my shoulders at the time so I thought I’d wait for the way home to spot a dog! On the way home I got all the way back to my parents street before I spotted a dog! My dog of the day is really cute King a Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier cross; what a great combo! He looks a bit like a miniature German Shepherd! Even though King is small, he can jump really far!

Lovely King!

Lovely King!

Close up!

Close up!

Name: King

Breed: Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier cross

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite toy: Rope with a ball!

Favourite pastime: Walking on his two back legs; what a clever boy!

Year of the Dog Day 132

I went for a little walk at lunch time but didn’t spot any dogs so I went for a walk before I picked up Ethan from nursery. I got my exercise in today walking up a steep hill to the park! When I got to the top of the hill I spotted a very happy and active dog! Nell was very happy chasing her ball, she really loves it! We used the ball to get her to pose for me! Nell lives with her human sister Isla who’s only 9 months old!

Lovely Nell!

Lovely Nell!

Name: Nell

Breed: Border Collie and Labrador cross

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Bread and Mexican food!

Favourite toy: Her ball!

Favourite pastime: Chasing her ball; she really loves it!

Year of the Dog Day 121

I decided to pop to the park after I picked up Ethan from nursery today to go on a  dog hunt; but first thing first we went on the swings for a good half an hour! I finally persuaded him to come and look for a dog with me. It was pretty quiet on the dog front; I was thinking I’d need to go to a different park but then eventually I spotted a very happy looking dog! Bob was very friendly, Ethan enjoyed chasing round after him!

Bob is a rescue dog from Leigh Dogs and Cats Home, http://leighdogsandcatshome.co.uk/. Bob’s human dad is a runner and some friends of his suggested that he get a dog that can go running with him. They decided they’d go and find a rescue dog! Originally they were thinking they would get a Whippet but they fell in love when they saw Bob!

It’s a really small world though! After they rescued Bob they went for a walk round Heaton park when they noticed a couple pointing at Bob and talking about him! The couple asked them if they’d rescued him from Leigh Dogs and Cats home which they had! It turned out that couple were the ones that found Bob, he was skin and bones and they took him to the rescue centre! They also then bumped into their friends that had suggested getting a dog and it tuned out that they know the couple that found Bob!

Lovely Bob!

Lovely Bob!

Name: Bob

Breed: Cross breed

Favourite food: Chicken

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Running! Bob goes running with his human daddy for Radcliffe Athletics. Bob even has his own running vest! http://www.radcliffeac.org.uk/

Year of the Dog Day 108

I was going out straight from work today so I really hoped that I’d see a dog in the day time. As it happened my luck was in! I was at the reception desk at work when I saw a man tie his dog up outside; my colleague asked me if they are delivering dogs to work for me now, I wish! I asked the owner if I could take his lovely dogs photo and he said yes! Alfie is very nice, such a friendly boy, I got to give him a good stroke! He’s so good that he doesn’t even mind if his ears get pulled by a toddler! Alfie is a rescue dog from Manchester Dogs Home.

Handsome Alfie!

Handsome Alfie!

Name: Alfie

Breed: Lurcher Cross

Age: 12 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Everything! He especially likes pork chops!

Favourite toy: Food!

Favourite pastime: Sleep!

Year of the Dog Day

It’s been a really rainy day today! I waited for the rain to get a bit lighter before I headed out on my dog hunt. I walked to a local park and spotted a lady with a very lovely looking dog. Goldie is 16 years old; she’s looking very good though! Her human mummy showed me her teeth which are in great condition for a dog her age! Goldie is really friendly with a really calm temperament, I got to give her a good stroke!

Lovely Goldie!

Lovely Goldie!

Name: Goldie

Breed: Cross breed, possibly Labrador!

Age: 16 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Goldie likes most food, she even likes ice cream!

Favourite toy: Goldie has lots of toys but hardly ever plays with them, she’s never been that bothered about toys!

Favourite pastime: Sitting on her human mums feet. She thinks if she does that her mum won’t leave the house!

Year of the Dog Day 101

We all popped to the shop this morning and as soon as we walked in I spotted some people with 2 guide dogs who were there to collect money for the Guide Dog Association http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/.

Inca is a working Guide Dog and has been with his human daddy for 3 years. Inca is pretty tall and his dad was telling me that they breed Guide Dogs to different sizes to match the height of their owners. They also take other things into consideration like how active the person is and the kind of activities they regularly do. It’s so obvious but I hadn’t thought about it before that they would do that, it makes so much sense! Inca was very friendly and was happy for everyone to say hello! He lent into me for a little cuddle!

Rinty is a retired Guide Dog. His previous owner developed problems with his arms and so couldn’t walk with him anymore. They did try to re-train Rinty but they found that he had developed a fear of heavy traffic and so he had to retire. His current human daddy has always had dogs and has been a puppy walker for 13 different Guide Dog puppies. I asked him it was really hard giving them up; I don’t know if I could do it! He said that it is pretty hard but you have to remind yourself that they’ll only be with you for a year and that there going on to do an amazing job! He said that it’s all worthwhile when you receive a letter from there new owner thanking you for the work you’ve done! Rinty also lives with a former Guide Dog trainee that didn’t make it!

I know I’ve said it before but I think that Guide Dogs are so amazing, what caring, gentle, clever dogs they are!

Friendly Inca!

Friendly Inca!

Name: Inca

Breed: German Shepherd and Retriever cross

Job: Guide Dog

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Inca is on a special Guide Dog diet

Favourite toy: Pull ring

Favourite pastime: Free running and swimming!

Handsome Rinty!

Handsome Rinty!

Name: Rinty

Breed: German Shepherd

Job: Retired Guide Dog

Age: 4 years old

Favourite food: All food!

Favourite toy: Squeaky duck

Favourite pastime: Free waking out and about!

Year of the dog Day 90

I’ve completed month number 3! I’ve just got 3 quarters of the year left to do!

The weather has been horrible again today! I didn’t spot any dogs at dinner time but I did near my work when I left but I had to dash for a train! The train was slower than usual so I didn’t have time to look for a dog before I picked up Ethan from nursery so I had to wait for my husband to get back from work; the weather was way too bad to take Ethan on a dog hunt! As soon as I could I headed out. I walked for around 30 minutes without much luck; I was loosing hope when I turned a corner and spotted lovely Bobby a very cute Yorkshire terrier. I was very relieved!

Cute Bobby!

Cute Bobby!

Name: Bobby

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier cross, possibly with a Shih Tzu

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Anything that squeaks! They usually only last him a week!

Favourite pastime: Walking!

Year of the Dog Day 89

I spotted a dog when I went out at lunchtime but it was tied up outside a shop and I didn’t have time to wait for the owner to come back so I missed out! It was pouring down when I got back to Bolton after work. I had to go and pick up Ethan from my parents house so I decided I’d pop round to see one of my parents neighbours as she’s got a lovely dog! Oscar was very excited to have a visitor, I gave him lots of fuss! You wouldn’t think that Oscar is as old as he is, he’s so active! Oscar only has one eye as he had to have the other one removed, bless him! Oscar is a rescue dog from Manchester dogs home.

Gorgeous Oscar!

Gorgeous Oscar!

Name: Oscar

Breed: Bearded Collie cross

Age: 14 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Oscar is currently eating some special diet food which he isn’t very keen on! He much prefers Bakers!

Favourite toy: Toy monkey called baby!

Favourite pastime: Walking

Year of the Dog Day 88

The weather has been terrible again today! I spotted a break in the rain and so went for a little dog hunt! I didn’t have to walk far when I spotted a lovely looking dog. Daisy was very friendly but I’m told she can be a little timid with some people. Daisy is a rescue dog from Manchester Dogs home and her owner thinks she might have been mistreated before she was rescued, hence why she’s a bit timid. I don’t know how people can mistreat animals, it’s criminal!

Beautiful Daisy!

Beautiful Daisy!

Name: Daisy

Breed: Cross breed

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite Toy: Squeaky dog and her ball!

Favourite pastime: Playing with her ball!

Year of the Dog Day 81

The sunshine is my friend! I was working again today so popped out at lunchtime and again I bumped into a dog straight away. Today I met the very friendly and smiley Dolly, look at her beautiful smile, she’s got so much personality! Dolly is named after Dolly Parton, good choice, I love Dolly Parton! Dolly was being walked by some friends of her owner but they know her very well, they obviously like her very much and who can blame them!

Lovely smiley Dolly!

Lovely smiley Dolly!

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Name: Dolly

Breed: Pug and Shih Tzu cross

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite toy: Soft toy rat from Ikea. Dolly sucks it like dummy to go to sleep, she goes through around 1 rat a month!

Favourite pastime: Playing football!

Year ofthe Dog Day 67

I had a great start to the day, I found Dylan my dog of the day as soon as I got out of the car in Salford. They were walking just ahead in the opposite direction to my work but I had enough time to go say hello! Although Dylan is traditionally a boys name today’s Dylan is a lovely girl! Her human mum and dad aren’t sure why she’s called Dylan as she’s a rescue dog and Dylan was the name she already had! It was rainy this morning so Dylan is a bit wet, she looks very cute though!

Lovely Dylan!

Lovely Dylan!

Name: Dylan

Breed: Patterdale and Dachshund cross

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Turkey and rice

Favourite toy: Rawhide chews

Favourite pastime: Eating, lying on the sofa and chasing squirrels!

Year of the Dog Day 63

I went for a drive to Horwich today to take my son to the hairdressers and as we were parking up I spotted a lady training a guide dog so I went over to say hello. I wasn’t sure if they’d be able to stop but fortunately they could so I got to say hello to beautiful Thelma. Thelma is still a trainee guide dog, she’s in the last part of her training though and only has 2 months to go, what a clever girl! Thelma is sooo gentle and obviously very well behaved, she was one of the easiest dogs so far to get a photo of!

Since I’ve started my blog I’ve wanted to see a guide dog, they’re so amazing! The work they do is so fantastic, dogs really are incredible! To find out more about guide dogs follow the link below.

http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/supportus/join-friends-of-guide-dogs/

Beautiful Thelma

Beautiful Thelma

Name: Thelma

Breed: Black Labrador and Golden Retriever Cross

Age: 20 months old

Job: Guide dog

Favourite food: Thelma is on a specialist diet that all of the guide dogs are fed.

Favourite toy: Yellow toy

Favourite pastime: Running and playing in the park!

Year of the Dog Day 62

I was very lucky today. I was walking back from a meeting with my colleague when I spotted a lovely dog across the road on Deansgate in Manchester so I crossed the road to say hello! I met very handsome Barney, he’s soooo friendly, he enjoyed lots of strokes! Barney loves people but isn’t a big fan of cats! Barney has done some marathon training with his human dad, he can run 11 miles!

Gorgeous friendly Barney!

Gorgeous friendly Barney!

Name: Barney

Breed: Cavoodle (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle Cross)

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Duck strips

Favourite toy: A soft toy duck which has no stuffing left in it!

Favourite pastime: Barney loves paddling in the sea. He likes taking a tennis ball in with him and then drop it in a wave and paw it up and down to make it bob!

Year of the Dog Day 54

I went for a little walk at lunchtime when I spotted very elegant Soussie. I was very happy that I managed to find a dog early on today! Soussie’s mum told me that she’s a very gentle girl, she’s very nice!

Elegant Soussie!

Elegant Soussie!

Name: Soussie

Breed: Labrador/Doberman Cross

Age: Approx. 15 months

Favourite food: Bones

Favourite toy: Soft toys. She likes to rip them apart!

Favourite pastime: Chasing birds!

Year of the Dog Day 45

I knew I would have no trouble finding a dog today! I went for a little walk around the block and bumped into Brandy and Lucky, two sisters. They looked so cute together but apparently they don’t get on too well, they’re quite different! Brandy and Lucky are rescue dogs.

Cute sisters Brandy and Lucky!

Cute sisters Brandy and Lucky!

Name: Brandy (the dog on the left)

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 13 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Brandy isn’t interested in toys

Favourite pastime: Going for a walk

Name: Lucky (the dog on the right)

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 13 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything! Lucky is very keen on food and often finishes Brandy’s!

Favourite toy: Lucky likes playing with most toys!

Favourite pastime: Going for a walk

Year of the Dog Day 42

I had the day off today so I knew I’d manage to find a dog pretty easily! I went to visit my parents and looked out of the window for a while but didn’t spot any dogs, usually there are loads, so I went for a walk. I only had to walk to the end of their street before I saw a really cute little terrier who was very excited about playing fetch! I went over to say hello. It was pretty hard get a picture of gorgeous Tia as she didn’t want to stop playing fetch, she was barking ‘hurry up with this photo, I want to play’!

Whilst I was with Tia about 10 dogs walked past, including a really cute puppy American bulldog, I hope I see him again!

Cute Tia!

Cute Tia!

Name: Tia

Breed: Patterdale Terrier/ Jack Russell Cross

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken

Favourite Toy: A blue ball. Tia has had this ball since she was a puppy, she takes it everywhere, even to bed!

Favourite pastime: Sitting on her human mummy’s knee!

Tia exploring!

Tia exploring!

Thank you to Terri for sending on this lovely pic of Tia, soooo cute!

Year of the Dog Day 38

I’ve often hoped that I would see a dog at the train station and today that happened! I ran past my friend that I happened to bump into saying “there’s a dog over there”. I did manage to give her a quick hug though but there was no time to chat, I had a dog to meet! I had enough time before the train came to meet very lovely Rocky, he’s getting an old boy! He was really gentle and very friendly, we had a little hug! He was also very well-behaved on the train! Rocky is a rescue dog from Manchester Dogs home.

Lovely Rocky

Lovely Rocky

Name: Rocky

Breed: Cross breed

Age: 14 years old (human years)

Favourite toy: Rocky is too old for toys!

Favourite pastime: Going for a walk and having a sniff around!

Year of the Dog Day 28

It’s been so windy and rainy today! I decided that if I could avoid walking around in the bad weather today to find a dog it would definitely be a good thing! I was off work today and so headed to my parents house in the afternoon. I bribed them with cakes to keep their eyes peeled for dogs walking past! I was there for about half an hour when a very cute dog walked past so I dashed out of the house. I met the very lovely Jack who is another rescue dog from Leigh Cats and Dogs home, he was adopted when he was 2 years old.

Handsome Jack!

Handsome Jack!

Name: Jack

Breed: Cross breed

Age: 10 years old (human years)

Favourite Food: Popcorn!

Favourite Toy: Jack doesn’t really play with toys as he rips them to bits within minutes!

Favourite pastime: Walking and chasing squirrels!

Year of the Dog Day 26

I went for a couple of little walks round Manchester today on my dog hunt but I didn’t spot any, there really aren’t many about in town!

When I got back to Bolton I popped to the shop and the guy that served me said “you’re the dog lady aren’t you?”. I hadn’t recognised him at first but it was the owner of Ruby, the very beautiful German Shepherd from Day 14! I asked him if he had thought that I was a bit of a weirdo and he said he kind of did until he had a look at the blog! I suspected as much!

Just as I started driving off from the shop I noticed a nice little dog with a very friendly looking lady so I parked up and jumped out of the car (I do totally accept that some people might interpret this as me being a bit weird!). The lovely dog is Kim a Staffie and Whippet cross, she has such a lovely kind face! Kim’s owner told me all about her and what a lovely girl she is! She also told me that once her and her partner were riding their bikes in the Lake District with Kim following them. They stopped for a rest and then another couple went past on their bikes, Kim thought they were her humans and so started following them!

Cute Kim!

Cute Kim!

Name: Kim

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier/ Whippet cross

Age: 13 years old (human years)

Favourite toy: Soft hamburger

Favourite pastime: Sleeping!

Year of the Dog Day 10

I’ve been working today but I was very optimistic that there might be more dogs around Manchester city centre on the weekend than through the week. I went for a little wonder round at dinner time and spotted a dog heading into Gap so I went in hot pursuit! The dog in question is Rosie a very cute cross-breed. Rosie’s owners adopted her from a dogs home where she was in a bit of a bad way and pregnant! Rosie ended up having 7 puppies which were all adopted to good homes through the Blue Cross. Rosie’s owner ended up working for the Blue Cross a few years later in Devon and met 3 of Rosie’s puppies again, how mad is that! What a small world!

Cute Rosie!

Cute Rosie!

Name: Rosie

Breed: Cross breed

Age: 11 years old (Human Years)

Favourite toy: A cat feeder ball

Favourite food: Butchers but when she was pregnant she loved croissants!

Favourite pastime: Going for a walk