Monday, 8 August 2016

Our 16th Fox Terrier Fun Walk

Fancy joining us on our 16th Fox Terrier Fun Walk? It takes place on Saturday 29th October 2016. We will meet at 11.00 at Brighton Marina, opposite McDonalds and from here walk along the Undercliff Walk.

All square* dogs welcome.

*Fox Terriers, Welsh Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Irish Terriers, Airedale Terriers etc.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Basil's fundraising adventure

Basil & Michael on our Fox Terrier Fun Walk, April 2010
Our dear old Fox Terrier pal Basil is raising funds for the DogsTrust.

Accompanied by his owner Michael, Basil will be walking an almost 200 mile coast to coast route, from the cliffs of St Bees on the Irish Sea, to the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea.

As Basil is blind and 15 years old, he will only walk short distances, the rest of the time he will be carried by Michael in his customised rucksack.

The walk is scheduled to take around 16 days, passing through three National Parks and across some of the UK's best landscapes. 

If you would like to help Basil reach his target of £3,200 for the DogsTrust, please click here to donate.

Good luck Basil!

Monday, 2 May 2016

Fox Terrier Fun Walk April 2016

Photograph © Daryl Burton
Saturday 30th April 2016 saw our 15th Fox Terrier Fun Walk in Brighton, UK, which we co-hosted with Diana from Terrier SOS.

We had a record number of attendees, with 103 dogs (and their accompanying humans, of course). There were:

75 Wire Fox Terriers
8 Lakeland Terriers
5 Welsh Terriers
4 Terrier X
3 Airedales
2 Glen of Imaal
1 Smooth Fox Terrier
1 Fell Terrier
1 Tibetan  Terrier
1 Scottish Terrier
1 Yorkshire Terrier
1 Labrador

The walk followed its usual format. We met at Brighton Marina at 11.00 and after registering the dogs and their humans, sauntered along the Undercliff Walk to the Ovingdean Gap Cafe. Here we stopped for refreshments, with many terriers playing off lead on the beach, A number continued on to Rottingdean for lunch before strolling back across the cliff tops to our starting place. Another group headed directly back to the Marina, stopping at different cafes on our return.

A huge thank you for everyone who turned up and made this such a special occasion. We were very lucky to be joined on the walk by Hélène, Clément, Michel, Isabelle, Mami and Gabriella, all the way from France, with their dogs. Thank you so much!

Daryl Burton took a marvellous group photo (see above), which can be purchased directly from him, see following details:

If anyone would like a 6 x 18 inch print please use
Or phone Linda on 01491 822801

6 x 18 inch print only £12
6 x 18 inch in frame £30
All including postage.

You can see more photos from the day on our Event page on Facebook by clicking here, (but you need to be logged into Facebook)

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be kept informed of future Fun Walks, please do get in touch.

Monday, 4 April 2016

New Dog Print

Just finished a new print for sale in our Etsy shop and on our website.

It's based on the popular Edith Wharton quote, "My Little [Old] Dog...A Heartbeat At My Feet". I believe that this haiku-like poem was written on the end pages of her volume of "Sages et Poètes d'Asie" by Paul-Louis Couchoud, and was about her Pekinese dog. Later it was published in the Yale Review.

It's a lovely quote and seemed the perfect accompaniment to a sketch of my sleeping terrier, Noodles.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Notice anything different?

Regular readers may have noticed that we have changed our profile and banner in a bit of a rebrand. What do you think?

Much as we loved our old images, we felt it was time for a change.

The real difficulty was how to go about it. I toyed with a few ideas myself but could never seem to get it quite right.

A chance conversation with Ali and Jam from hello DODO at the end of last year brought them on board and the rest is history! I have been a huge fan of their screenprinting work for ages and love their colourful style and general cheerfulness. They totally got what I was after, and they were a dream to work with. Now they are offering rebranding and design services too, as well as their lovely products, so do check them out and tell them I sent you!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

National Libraries Day

1938, Photographer unknown. Used with permission from the Free Library.

Be smart like Knee-Hi, the mascot of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Support our libraries on National Libraries Day.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Final Wordless Wednesday

Undated French vintage postcard featuring a Wire Fox Terrier