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 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!

Year of the Dog Day 333

I’m working today so I popped to the park on my way to work; I’m lucky that I start work slightly later on a Sunday so it was light by the time I got out! Fortunately it wasn’t raining this morning, I think it might pour down this afternoon. As soon as I got to the park I spotted a really cute little dog so I went over to say hello. Danny is a cross between a Jack Russell and a English Bull Terrier, he’s a very cute combo! Danny is a rescue dog, his current human took him off someone that was mistreating him, this had made Danny a little bit nervous; he’s especially nervous of female dogs.

Handsome Danny!

Name: Danny
Breed: Jack Russell and English Bull Terrier cross
Age: 13 years old (human years)
Favourite food: Anything his humans are eating!
Favourite toy: Dried bone chews, he loves giving them a good chew!
Favourite pastime: Walking and sniffing!

Year of the Dog Day 332

I’m working this weekend so I headed to the train station and as soon as I arrived I spotted a gorgeous dog on the platform. I just had enough time to say hello before the train arrived. Fortunately I was getting the same train as Helga and her human daddy so I asked if Helga would like to be on my blog! Helga is a Hungarian Wired Haired Vizsla and she’s a lovely girl. I got to stroke her for the whole train journey, I think we might be best friends now! If I stopped stroking her Helga would make a noise telling me to carry on; her human told me that she’s a very chatty girl! Helga is a trained gun dog and her human told me that Vizsla’s are one of the only breeds that hunts, points and retrieves.


Beautiful Helga!



Stroke me lady!


Name: Helga

Breed: Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Wagg dog biscuits!

Favourite toy: Dummy pheasant

Favourite pastime: Chewing things! Helga also loves swimming. She’s a good girl as she’ll ask before se jumps in muddy puddles!

Year of the Dog Day 331

I went for a walk to Saint Anne’s Square at lunchtime today in search of a dog and I was really pleased when I spotted a gorgeous trainee Guide Dog! Annie is a lovely girl, she very friendly and enthusiastic, I got to give her a little stroke! Annie has been chosen to become a breeding dog, I imagine she would have the most beautiful puppies! This is the first time that Annie’s humans have done puppy walking; they are a bit nervous about her going, especially her human siblings but fortunately they’ll get to spend Christmas with her!


Beautiful Annie!



Name: Annie

Breed: Golden Labrador

Age: 11 months old

Job: Trainee Guide Dog

Favourite food: Annie has a special Guide Dog diet

Favourite toy: Cuddly Dragon! Annie destroys all squeaky toys!

Favourite pastime: Relaxing in front of the fire and eating food; she is a Labrador!

Year of the Dog Day 330

I had the day off again today so I headed to the park in the morning. I didn’t even have to go as far as the park when I spotted a gorgeous Jack Russell. Enty is a lovely dog, I gave him a good stroke, he’s very friendly! Enty is an old boy now, he’s 15 years old. Enty didn’t have the best start to his life, he was rescued by the Bolton Destitute animal centre  when he was in a bad way; he didn’t have any fur. Enty’s humans took him home when he was 9 months old, at first he wouldn’t look at anyone but having a good loving home means that he now a really happy dog, he loves people and other dogs, especially big ones! Unfortunately Enty got attacked just over a year ago by another dog, he has a big scar across his face and the shock of the attack has meant that Enty is now deaf. Fortunately Enty hasn’t become scared of other dogs and still likes to have a play in the park! Enty’s humans decided to get a dog after one of them had had a serious illness; Enty has really helped to keep them active. Dogs are the best!


Handsome Enty!



Name: Enty

Breed: Parson’s Jack Russell

Age: 15 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken!

Favourite toy: Enty has never played with toys

Favourite pastime: Going for a walk!

Year of the Dog Day 329

I popped to the park this morning and I spotted a lady walking two dogs up ahead. At first I couldn’t tell what breed they we were as they were too far ahead but as  got closer I realised that one of them was a English Bull Terrier; I was really pleased as I haven’t had one on my blog yet. All of the English Bull Terriers that I’ve ever met have been really lovely and Angus was no exception; what a friendly happy boy! I think Angus and his lovely dog step sister Inga didn’t stop smiling when I was with them, what a happy pair!


Handsome Angus!


Name: Angus

Breed: English Bull Terrier

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Any food!

Favourite toy: His rope. Angus loves playing tug of war with Inga, they’re best pals!

Favourite pastime: Walking and running about; Angus has a real spring in his step!

Year of the Dog Day 321

I went for a little walk at lunchtime today but the weather was pretty bad and I didn’t spot any dogs about! When I got back to Bolton I decided to have a quick walk around the block before I picked up Ethan from nursery. I didn’t have to walk very far when I spotted a gorgeous Basset Hound; I love Basset Hounds! I’ve seen Stanley about when I’ve been driving in the area so I was really chuffed when I spotted them. Stanley is a really lovely boy, he got quite excited when he first saw me; I got to give him lots of strokes! Staley liked the look of my notepad and tried to give it a little chew. Stanley wasn’t too keen on the flash of the camera, he gave a little bark every time it went off! Stanley goes to doggy day care one day a week, his best pal there is a Daschund, how sweet!


Handsome Stanley!


Name: Stanley

Breed: Basset Hound

Age: 9 months old

Favourite food: Everything, he’s really greedy! Stanley will try and eat anything off the floor, even a baby wipe!

Favourite toy: Plastic Converse toy! Stanley has already chewed through a couple of pairs of his humans real converse so they got him a toy version!

Favourite pastime: Going for walks and running off the lead.

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!


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!