Monday, 31 October 2016

The Last of the Line....

Unless I go and buy a new roll of chicken wire! The original roll of wire has now run out having been transformed into I think about 60 bull terriers....... not time wasted then!
Anyway, here's a lovely family group enjoying the late October sun.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Trouble at the top!

It's that time of year again when in the blazing heat of high summer (with some imagination), I turn my thoughts to the festive season.
I am currently amused by the idea of a bull terrier giving trouble at the top of the tree - will have to see if I can turn it into a card!
Watch this space....

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Russians coming soon....

The plan was just to draw something else. I thought a Russian doll might make a nice change but as usual my plans were foiled....

Monday, 11 April 2016

Vintage Club

Being accommodating chaps we at the Terriers' Club membership department have always let other types of canine into the club.
Now we are making room for some oldies with the new vintage section. 

There are charming illustrations from France plus a range of vintage style pedigree breeds set within retro frames......

Friday, 25 March 2016

Happy Easter!

Chocolate bunnies all round! 
Next year must go to Lubeck (the world's Marzipan capital)and organize manufacture of marzipan filled chocolate bullies..........

Sunday, 20 March 2016

History in the frame....

Just sorting through the family photos and found a lovely pinchbeck frame with my great grandparents and some of their children - presumably they couldn't fit the other 7 in....
Anyway it inspired me to mess about with frames and add a few odd dogs. 
Bullie to follow!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Matters Sartorial.....

Hot on the heels of London Fashion Week, every self respecting terrier has an eye on catwalk trends for 2016. What kind of collars will this year's terriers be wearing?
Gilded leather? SO last season.
Stripes? - a perennial favorite and always smart but perhaps a little predictable.
Stars and stripes, boho prints. retro chic.... What's a papier maché dog to do?

Monday, 22 February 2016

not to mention the Count Arthur Strong version......

In a priceless episode " The Day the clocks went back", Arthur recalls his street fighting youth in gang wars against the Urchins. It all gets a bit Dickensian - the effect aided by the welcome arrival of a very handsome bullie..... in the Bullseye role. Sorry no pics you will have to imagine it! 
The point being that it really cheers me up when a bullie turns up on the telly.  There should be more opportunities..........

Missed opportunities...

I love a spot of Dickens as much as anyone and really enjoyed BBC's recent "Dickensian" with its fine cast and atmosphere......but I was so looking forward to seeing the bull terrier. This lovely dog featured in only 2 episodes of the 21 and then only briefly. Bill Sykes, it seems, usually left him at home.  Surely, they could have had it knocking over the bins in a back street, lapping beer in the alehouse, scuttling along gloomy Victorian thoroughfares - in fact a sighting in most episodes would have cheered the entire production along admirably. Even heavy snoring, a good street clearing bark or warning growl in the background would have done.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Favourites Ruby and Spike enjoying those scenty and tickling festive branches........