Year of the Dog: Hilda

It’s been quite along time since I last posted a picture of a gorgeous  doggy but I couldn’t resist sharing a picture of gorgeous pooch I met today! There was a market set up outside work today and beautiful Hilda a British Bulldog was on one of the stalls with her humans. I thought of an excuse to go outside a meet her and I gave her a good fuss, what a beautiful friendly girl!

I walked past later in the day after my lunch so I had to go and say hello again and make her a dog of the day! She was in her little bed when I went over but she ended up getting out so that I could give her a good stroke. She put her head really far back so I could stroke her chin, she also gave my hand a little hug, so cute! As I’ve said many times before, I absolutely love Bull dogs, I want Hilda to be my best friend! Hilda is a rescue dog and has been with her  current humans since July last year. Unfortunately Hilda was not treated well by her previous humans and has the scars to prove it. I’m very pleased she’s got such a loving home now.

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Beautiful Hilda!

 

Name: Hilda

Breed: British Bulldog

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: All food!

Favourite toy: Balls

Biggest dislike: Walking!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping, watching Coronation Street and Formula One!

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Year of the Dog Day 364

Can you believe it, today’s dog is my second to last!

I travelled back to Bolton from Exeter today so again I assumed I would be able to find a dog at the service station and I did! I spotted a very beautiful Border Terrier called Fern. Fern was travelling from Cornwall to Lancashire, a long journey! Fern was with her human sisters who she loves as well as her human Grandma who she lives with most of the time. Fern is a very friendly girl, I got to give her lots of fuss; she’s a real cutie! Today is Fern’s second birthday, happy birthday Fern!

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Beautiful Fern!

 

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Name: Fern

Breed: Border Terrier

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Peanuts! Fern really loves them; her humans try to hide them but she can hear the rustle of the packet from a mile off!

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Running and swimming on the beach; Fern goes to the beach every day!

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!

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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 346

The weather has been terrible today I don’t think it’s stopped raining! I decided that rather than get wet I would see if I could pop round to my friend Lucy’s house to take a picture of one of her dogs. Kita was very excited when I arrived, she made me and Ethan very welcome, she’s a very friendly girl! Kita is a very smiley girl, she wants to spend the whole day giving kisses! Kita is a rescue dog from Leigh Cats and Dog home. Kita came to live with her humans when she was 2 years old. She was found as a stray which has made her a bit of a scavenger. Kita loves her doggy housemate Alba, she’s her best friend.

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Beautiful Kita!

 

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Name: Kita

Breed: Husky cross (possibly German Shepherd or Labrador)

Age: 5 year old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Balls

Favourite pastime: Walking and running in the river!

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.

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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 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!

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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 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 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 312

I decided to pop to the park on the way to work today as I knew I wouldn’t have time at lunchtime. I was pretty lucky as I spotted a couple of dogs straight away so I ran over to say hello! They were both very friendly dogs and I decided to make Timmy my dog of the day. Timmy was very excited, he really likes people and having a fuss, what a cutie! Timmy’s is a cross but his human isn’t sure what breeds he is a cross of, he’s gorgeous though! Timmy lives with two other dogs, they all get on really well.

Gorgeous Timmy!

Gorgeous Timmy!

Name: Timmy

Breed: Cross breed

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken!

Favourite toy: Frisbee’s

Favourite pastime: Walking

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 305

I can’t believe it’s November, only 2 months to go!

I went round to my parents this afternoon with most of the family. We all decided to go for a walk to the playground so I knew I’d spot a dog on the way! It’s didn’t take long before we bumped into 3 people with 4 dogs so I asked them if one of them could be my dog of the day. We decided to make brother and sister Molly and Eddy my dogs of the day. They are a lovely pair and get on really well, Eddy can be quite protective of his sister! They both wag their tails in unison together, how cute is that! Eddy leaned into my legs so that I could give him a stroke! They’re a friendly pair!

Gorgeous Molly and Eddy!

Gorgeous Molly and Eddy!

Name: Molly

Breed: Black Labrador

Age: 8 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Sunday dinners, chicken and fruit!

Favourite toy: Molly doesn’t play with toys!

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

Name: Eddy

Breed: Black Labrador

Age: 8 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Sunday dinners, chicken and fruit!

Favourite toy: Baby rag doll

Favourite pastime: Going for walks

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 303

I left work a bit earlier today so I ended up going to Deansgate station to get my train home. I was hoping that I would spot a dog at the train station and I was really in luck; as soon as I got on the platform I saw a beautiful assistance dog. Crumble was bred by the Guide Dog Assistance and was then trained by Support Dogs in Sheffield. Crumble has been with her human daddy for 18 months, they already clearly love each other! Crumble assists her human to pick things up, open/ close doors, takes off his coat, gets his medication and is trained to bark for help. What a great job Crumble does, dogs really are amazing. Crumble is her human’s second assistance dog, his previous dog was a Springer Spaniel that he had for 14 years.

Beautiful Crumble!

Beautiful Crumble!

Name: Crumble

Breed: Labrador and Retriever cross

Favourite food: Crumble is on a special diet but she especially likes treats!

Favourite toy: Crumble doesn’t play with toys

Favourite pastime: Walking in the park and being with her human, she’s with him 24/7!

Year of the Dog Day 302

I went for a walk at lunchtime today and I spotted a very excited looking Cocker Spaniel so I went over to say hello. Louie is a lovely girl, she’s so friendly and seemed very happy to see me. She gave me some kisses and I also got a hug off her, what a sweetheart! Louie used to be called Lou Lou but her human dad wasn’t keen on shouting that name out so he started calling her Louie and the name stuck! Louie hardly keeps still as she’s extremely excited s it was quite difficult to get a picture of her!

Beautiful Louie!

Beautiful Louie!

Name: Louie

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Anything to do with water!

Favourite pastime: Swimming! Louie also loves everything that’s cold, dirty and wet!

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 295

I went out for a little walk at lunchtime today and I spotted 2 police horses, they were very nice but I thought it seemed odd that they were out and about in the middle of the day! Anyway just behind the horses I spotted a dog sat outside the café so I went over to say hello! Koby is a lovely friendly Staffordshire Bull Terrier, I gave him lots of strokes and I couldn’t believe how soft his fur is, he spends lots of time in the doggy parlour! Koby is a rescue dog, he’s around 7 years old but he’s lived with his current human for the last 18 months. Koby’s human fell in love with him as soon as he met him, he just had to take him home! Koby’s human sometimes has to work away so Koby stays with his humans parents, they spoil him loads!

Handsome Koby!

Handsome Koby!

Name: Koby

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Doggy scones! Koby’s human grandma buys a special doggy scone mixture and bakes scones for him, he loves them! What a lucky boy!

Favourite toy: Kong. Koby’s human buys cheap toys and once Koby has chewed the toys up he gets the squeaker and puts it in the Kong, Koby loves it! Koby has already chewed up 3 Kong toys!

Favourite pastime: Koby loves belly rubs and cuddles in bed. He jumps into his human’s bed every morning for a hug and stays tucked up in bed!

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 293

I had to go to a meeting on the other side of Manchester today so I hoped I would see a dog on the way there, I was in luck. I spotted a cute little dog across the road so I went over to say hello. I met gorgeous Ted a Westiepoo; I’ve never met one before, what a cutie he is!

Gorgeous Ted!

Gorgeous Ted!

Name: Ted

Breed: Westiepoo (West Highland Terrier and Poodle cross)

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Treats!

Favourite toy: Fox tail squeaky toy!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping!