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.


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!


Year of the Dog Day 353

I popped out at lunchtime today and as soon as I walked out of the door I spotted a very cute little dog so I went over to say hello. Beauty is  lovely girl, she very calm but also very friendly and happy. I gave her a good fuss, she was very keen to say hello! Beauty sadly lost her dog brother earlier this year, she was very upset after he died but she has now started to come out of herself a bit more. She’s a very sweet dog.


Gorgeous Beauty!


Name: Beauty

Breed: Poodle and Bichon Frise Cross (Poochon)

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Pedigree Chum with gravy; she wolfs it down!

Favourite toy: Beauty used to share a teddy with her doggy brother

Favourite pastime: Beauty loves spending time with people!

Year of the Dog Day 351

I went for a little walk at lunchtime today. I went to St. Anne’s square again but I didn’t spot any dogs so I decided to pop into a shop; I was very restrained and didn’t buy anything! I walked back through St Anne’s square and spotted a very cute little dog that was already getting fussed by a passer by! Rusty is a very cute and friendly boy, he’s very calm and loves getting fussed. He really loves his human mummy and doesn’t like to be apart from her, fortunately it doesn’t happen too often!


Cutie Rusty!



What a nice Christmas jumper!


Name: Rusty

Breed: Maltese and Chihuahua cross, a Malchi!

Age: 1 year old (human years)

Favourite food: Cheese!

Favourite toy: His teddy; he loves to cuddle up to it!

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

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 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 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 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 311

I’m working this weekend so I decided to go for a little walk at lunchtime in search of a dog. I didn’t have to go very far when I spotted a man walking two dogs so I ran after them to say hello. Ninizu and Spartacus are both very cute but they both don’t like having their photo taken, it was pretty hard to get a decent shot! Ninizu is named after a character in a native American fairy tale. Spartacus is a rescue dog; he was rescued from an abusive home so he can be a little nervous, especially of children.

Cute Spartacus and Ninizu!

Cute Spartacus and Ninizu!

Name: Ninizu (right)

Breed:  Chihuahua and Shih Tzu cross

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Eden dog food and freeze dried duck and chicken!

Favourite toy: Squeaky dog toys which humans can’t hear!

Favourite pastime: Barking!

Name: Spartacus (left)

Breed: Russian Toy Terrier and Chihuahua cross

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Eden dog food and freeze dried duck and chicken!

Favourite toy: Squeaky dog toys which humans can’t hear!

Favourite pastime: Barking!

Year of the Dog Day 309

I popped out at lunchtime today and I was really pleased when I spotted a little dog sitting on a bench with her owners. Flossy is a lovely friendly girl, I gave her lots of fuss, she’s a real sweetie! Flossy was on her first trip to town which she was enjoying very much. She also took her first trip on the bus and she had to get herself a £1 ticket! Flossy really loves people, whenever she goes for a walk she gets very excited when she see’s people and runs over to say hello!

Gorgeous Flossy!

Gorgeous Flossy!

Name: Flossy

Breed: Jack Russell and Yorkshire Terrier cross

Age: 5 year old (human years)

Favourite food: Chicken! Flossy also really love’s human food when she can get it!

Favourite toy: Flossy doesn’t play with toys!

Favourite pastime: Looking out of the window at the cat that lives across the street!

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 300

It’s day 300 today, can you believe it! It really feels like a bit of a milestone! As the nights are dark early now I’m going to try and make sure that I get out every lunchtime to search for a dog which I did today. I’d been walking for a while when I spotted a lovely smiley dog across the road so I went over to say hello. Millie is a Lurcher, she’s a lovely girl, so friendly with such a kind face! Millie is a rescue dog from Manchester and Cheshire Dogs home and she’s lived with her current human for 4 years. She was in a bad way when her human first got her but she’s a happy girl now! Millie lives on a barge with her human.

Beautiful Millie!

Beautiful Millie!

Name: Millie

Breed: Lurcher

Age: 11 years old (human years). Millie’s human isn’t 100% sure of her age due to her being a rescue dog.

Favourite food: Human food!

Favourite toy: Millie doesn’t play with toys

Favourite pastime: Running after rabbits!

Year of the Dog Day 298

I’ve been working today so I headed out at lunchtime today to look for a dog. I spotted handsome Frenchie Maurice from Day 24 so I went to say hello. Maurice had to have an operation earlier this week so he has some stitches but I’m pleased to say that he’s ok. Maurice’s human mummy told me about a Bichon Frise that they had met who had just gone into a shop so I headed in to search for it! I asked the man in the shop if a dog had just come in and he pointed me in the right direction! They were just coming back up the stairs when I met beautiful Daisy, what a lovely, friendly and excited girl she is! I got to give Daisy lots of stokes, it was pretty difficult to get a photo of her as she kept coming back up to me for more fuss!

Beautiful Daisy!

Beautiful Daisy!

Name: Daisy

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 16 months old

Favourite food: Cheese and chicken strips! Daisy also has a passion for sea bass! Daisy also likes a croissant for breakfast!

Favourite toy: A fluffy mouse called Mini!

Favourite pastime: Showing her belly and having it rubbed!

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 291

I planned to pop to the park before work this morning but I ended up not having time! Fortunately I spotted a gorgeous dog on the way from the car to work so I ran to catch them up!  I met happy and excited William. He’s meant to be a Cocker Spaniel but his human thinks he might also have some Red Setter in him; I can definitely see that with his colour and his body and face seem slightly longer than a Cocker Spaniel. William is a very friendly boy, I gave him a good stroke!

Handsome William!

Handsome William!

Name: William

Breed: Cocker Spaniel and possibly Red Setter cross

Age: 1 year old (human years)

Favourite food: Bread!

Favourite toy: Teddies; he likes to chew them!

Favourite pastime: Chasing birds! William also loves having a cuddle on the sofa with his human.

Year of the Dog Day 290

When I arrived into work this morning I noticed that some stalls were being set up and then I spotted a tail wagging so I went to investigate! I met very excited Toffee, a gorgeous Cavashon. Toffee is still a puppy and he’s very happy about everything; I gave him lots of fuss! Toffee would like to be fussed for 8 hours a day if he could! Toffee lives with a cat who he loves lots, they all go on walks togther, how cute. As Toffee was at the stall all day I went to see him a couple of times, I got  to give him lots of strokes!
Gorgeous Toffee!

Gorgeous Toffee!

Name: Toffee
Breed: Cavachon (Caviller Spaniel and Bichon Frise Cross)
Age: 6 months old
Favourite food: Cat food!
Favourite toy: A toy rolled up newspaper
Favourite pastime:  Getting fussed!

Year of the Dog Day 288

On my way to the train station heading home I spotted a man carrying a tiny puppy, I couldn’t miss saying hello! Get ready for cute overload as Bill Murray is gorgeous! Bill Murray’s human has only just picked him up from the breeder but I could see how much he loves him already! Bill Murray got his name because his human saw a picture of the human Bill Murray which he thought looked like his lovely puppy. It’s a great name! Bill’s mum is a French Bulldog, she’s very boisterous! Bill’s human hasn’t had time to get to know him yet so we don’t have answers to some of the usual questions but I’ll hopefully be able to update them when he’s older!

Cutie Bill Murray!

Cutie Bill Murray!

Name: Bill Murray

Breed: French Bulldog and Pug Cross

Age: 9 weeks old

Favourite toy: So far it’s chewing the tassel on his humans coat!

Year of the Dog Day 285

I was on my way from the train station to work today when I noticed a really cute Jack Russell so I went over to meet her. Coco is a lovely girl, she very friendly and likes to have a fuss made of her! Coco is quite small as she’s toy Jack Russell; she looks like a puppy! The human that Coco was with is looking after her for a week, she’s been spoilt going to pub with him getting lots of fuss from everyone! I think he’s going to miss her when she goes home.

Beautiful Coco!

Beautiful Coco!

Name: Coco

Breed: Toy Jack Russell

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Coco likes her treats and she also likes chips!

Favourite toy: A cuddly Lion

Favourite pastime: Looking pretty and getting lots of fuss!

Year of the Dog Day 282

I was waiting to get off the train this morning and I spotted a beautiful dog on the train, I didn’t have time to take her picture though! I was at the reception desk at work when I spotted a lovely Bedlington Terrier outside, very exciting! I went outside to meet handsome Larry and fortunately Larry’s very kind human dad didn’t mind waiting whilst I ran up to my office to get my camera! Larry is a very nice boy, I gave him lots of strokes and when I was saying goodbye he pulled back towards me for one more fuss! He also has a real spring in his step, he almost skips! Larry’s humans got him when he was 1 year old from some people that had two other big dogs. They think the other dogs might have been picking on Larry as he didn’t look too great. Fortunately he now has a good home and gets lots of fuss, he’s a bit of a lap dog!

Handsome Larry!

Handsome Larry!


Name: Larry

Breed: Bedlington Terrier

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Larry likes chicken, lamb and kidneys

Favourite toy: His green ball

Favourite pastime: Walking!

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.