Tag Archives: dog

Blue Peter’s Patch lives! (Rousse)

As a former Blue Peter presenter, I cared for the programme’s dog Patch well into his old age. (Many people mistakenly believed the BBC’s story that the pet had died in the early 1970s. This simply was not true, and … Continue reading

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An incontinent dog (Rousse)

I regarded with suspicion the sticky wet yellow footprints on the lino in the kitchen of the flat that I rented to a bunch of students. Then I noticed a large white dog bouncing around the sitting room. Although I … Continue reading

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Drums, an over-sized dog and true love (Belle)

It was a lovely Sunday morning and I was walking around Kings Cross with my massive new dog. He was a large, gentle “Swiss thing” with a lolling tongue. We walked into a warehouse-sized venue which was all vintage leather … Continue reading

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An unexpected baby (Belle)

I unexpectedly gave birth to a toddler and became an expert in contemporary Greek drama. Later my baby turned into a really pretty dog.

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The drunkard and the dead dog of the depths (Rousse)

GG was so surprised to find me outside her house that she collapsed on the pavement in a heap before I even had a chance to greet her. When eventually she came too, she was delighted to meet me for … Continue reading

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Grief counselling for pets with Spike Milligan (Belle)

I was at the sunny British seaside to observe a research project. A fairground ride/obstacle course/car wash style experience had been built into the cliffs. Animals would enter the tunnel and would emerge at the other end with all their … Continue reading

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Living with Richard Osman (Belle)

Despite finding me in bed with a strange man, Richard Osman announced he was happy to help me find my missing dog.  Only later did I realise he must have been the one who let the dog out in the … Continue reading

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