So my Mum has now got in on the dog spot action too. She spotted this lovely long-haired dachshund while on the train to London to meet me. The dog is called Poppy and her owner, Jo, says Poppy is gorgeous but a little terror. I like a cheeky pup, so I’m a massive fan of Poppy’s… I just wish I’d met her myself.
This week has been especially grim as Andrew and I raced to exchange on the flat we’re buying. Wednesday night saw me particularly stressed, so I took myself off to the pub with some close friends to have some salving wine.
On my way home I happened across this scrappy lil’ lady. She was brilliant – just sitting contentedly on her owner’s lap. She looked so soft and snuggly I just wanted to bury my head in her fur (the dog that is, not the nice owner lady). Obviously due to social norms, I didn’t do this – I took this picture instead. Thanks for brightening my day, lovely pup!
Do you know what one of the best things about writing this blog is? That people have started sending me pictures of dogs they see for the Dog Spot feature. It’s like, quadrupling my dog spots and I ruddy love it.
So, as my first guest dog spotter, my pseudo-mother-in-law, Helen, is leading the way. She saw this handsome little guy while on a day trip in Lewes. He’s called Maxie and is just six weeks old. I think he’s AMAZING and am very sad I didn’t get to shake his paw myself.
Thanks very much for the photos, Helen! xx
If you’ve seen a dog out and about and have taken a snap of him (all dogs are boys), you can email them to me. My contact details are here.
I firmly believe there’s nothing more cheering in life than seeing a dog with his head hanging out of the car window. They look so happy, just by the simple fact they’ve got the wind in their fur and are able to see where they’re going. If only human happiness was arrived at so easily… (although there might be many more beheadings on the motorway…)
I saw this German Shepherd while my friend and I were driving out of London on our way to a hen do in Kent. We were tired and our spirits had been broken by the Blackwall Tunnel. This guy made it all better. Look at him go!
I’ve been away on holiday in California, so that’s why I’ve been a little silent. Expect some epic Cali food posts after I’ve recovered from the world’s worst jet lag…
In the meantime, take a look at one of my favourite dog spots ever! I saw this guy directly after finishing cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran. He was just hanging out watching all the tourists on bikes speeding past – and posing for a photo for me! I think he’s totally brilliant.
While Andrew was fussing over change for the meter in the shopping mall carp park, I came across this guy. He looked pretty sad, so I went over to say hiya – he wasn’t impressed and continued to pout. I guess it sucks to be left in the car.
I love beagles, so was chatting away to him before I realised I looked crazy to passers by, so I bid him farewell. I wonder what he’s up to now…
This weekend I ventured out West, to Wembley to buy clothes for a very good friend of mine’s wedding. I am pleased to report that the journeys there and back were prime dog-spotting territory.
We saw this guy striding down the platform at Willesden Junction. Andrew actually exclaimed loudly to me, “Look at him! He’s so happy!” and indeed, he had a massive smile on his face. He looked like he’d been for a dip somewhere, which we all know labs are fond of. He made my wait for our onward train a lot happier.
It’s been a while for a dog spot – and so I’ve got an extra special one. Having tweeted this picture, it ended up on a great Tumblr Dogs on Trains. It does what it says on the link.
Anyway, I saw this little fellow sitting nicely with no fuss on the East London Line, speeding his way across the top of London. I love his scruffy fur and little black nose. I think we really could’ve been best buds.