Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Readers' dogs

Meet Cairo.
A Saluki (cross?)
Note the characteristic feathering of the ears.

and the characteristic "I can see a cat, but i am too lazy to catch it, instead have it lightly grilled and brought to my bedchamber" look.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Other shop dogs

Meet Bertie. He hangs outside a flower shop in Dartmouth, chasing seagulls, eating fish and chips, crabbing and other seaside activities.

Friday, April 16, 2010

When there is a wedding on

I perform a supervisory role.

Quality control, logistics, that sort of thing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Contrary to what you may have heard

I am very helpful in the garden.
Inspecting the borders for weeds.
Inspecting the lawn for cat damage.
Looking devilishly handsome.
Looking out for cats.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Readers' dogs Part 2

Meet Watson, as spoilt as I am, photographed as much as I am, just much smaller.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

How to get whatever you want Part 1

I am the master manipulator. Learn from me.

This week, how to get a couple of hours of undivided attention,some cuddling, stroking, some gentle words. You know the thing, we all need a bit of love sometimes.

Step 1. Find a corner near your owner and lie down, if it is an unusual place all the better.
Step 2. Look listless, but never close the eyes, they will assume you are just tired
Step 3. Keep your eyes on them at all time
Step 4. After a while they will notice you "not being yourself" raise your head slightly
Step 5. When they come over to you, and ask of your general well-being, extend a paw to rest on their arm
Step 6. Slightly wag your tail, not too much just the tip.
Step 7. Revel in the attention as they lie next to you stroking your head and saying slightly concerned sweet words.
Step 8. Enjoy it for a couple of hours, do not take it too far you may end up at the vets.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Readers' Dogs Part 1

Contestant number one Finn, a fellow Saluki cross.

Resides with the artist Anna-Wilson Patterson.

Nice use of chair and heart shaped cushion, but definitely too handsome.