Sunday, 1 June 2008

Meet Pumpkin, My New Pal

Guess what? I received an email the other day from Pumpkin, a Lakeland Terrier. Her owner is none other than Sarah from the band Belle & Sebastian, mentioned in my previous post! Now Pumpkin lives in Scotland so we're unlikely to meet in pawson but we can be virtual friends, which is probably better for me, being such a grump. Pumpkin has her own page on Dogster so you can check her out there. In the meantime, here she is being chased by her pal, Hector the WFT. He looks kinda ferocious, doesn't he, but Pumpkin assures me that she's the boss.

I asked Pumpkin about Patches the wheelie on the cover of the "Dog on Wheels" CD (see previous post). Sadly he was dognapped and sold on eBay. So someone out there has a famous coverstar wheelie! I wonder if they know?

A few of you asked about the TV show Belle & Sebastian which is where the band took their name from. It was based on a novel "Belle et Sébastien" by Cécile Aubry about a boy and his Great Pyrenees dog who lived in a small French village. It was made into a live action French TV series in the 1960s which used to be repeated endlessly in a dubbed version on UK TV during the school summer holidays. The Js both remember watching it in the 1970s. Later, in the 1980s it was made into a hideous Japanese cartoon. Not the same thing at all! Are you totally confused now? Let me make it simple. For information on Belle & Sebastian (the band) click here. For information on the French TV show, click here. For information on the Japanese cartoon, click here. There, now everyone should be happy.

Don't forget to visit Pumpkin on Dogster and leave her a bone or two...


Faya said...

I was watching Belle & Sebastien on TV when I was a child...I liked it a lot ! Kisses, Véronique (Faya's Mom...)

Gus and Louie said...

That is an awesome picture. We love action shots...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Lacy said...

w00f's Jackson, dat pumpkin shure iz a bad u cant ever meet and say w00f's to each other...

b safe,

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a cutie, Pumpkin is! We LOVE her name and we sure do love that picture of her and Hector racing around the yard!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

4xBs said...

hi Jackson, that's an interesting story. you got to meet a famous dog and learn about a famous wheely. we think it would be sosooooo cool if a DWB friend got that cover wheely.


Agatha and Archie said...

How cool is that?!!!We will go check it out!!!! Archie is also a grump with other dogs Jax so don't feel alone!! It is a WFT trait!! Love A+A

Gus said...

Hello Pumpkin...and many thanks to Jackson for introducing us. E.Rabbit says that she remembers watching the dubbed version when she was younger and she and Dad spent summers in Oxford. I have to see if E.Beth 'members it too...she watched lots more Telebision than E.Rabbit.


Asta said...

Wiwy kids wule..and they awe helping Daddi wif theiw love and pwayews...I think youw little fwiend is adowable..Punkin looks like Lacie and Stella..and we all know how spunky they awe..WFT can bawely keep up wif them
smoochie kisses

Eric said...

Wow, what a terrierific
co- incidence! Did you get their pawtograph? I think Pumpkin looks very cute. But not very orange or round. I'll go and sniff her out I think.

Wags, Eric x

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Jackson,
You keep some very groovy virtual company. I have one of their records on my iPod! Pumpkin is totally cute.


erin said...

Pumpkin sure is a cutie-pie! Love the picture of her being chased by Hector.

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Pumpkin looks like just like Stella, Beautiful girl!

Boy n Baby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Pumpkin is a real cute doggie. :)

~ Girl girl

FleasGang said...

Hey Jax. That Pumpkin sure is a cutie! She looks like a lot of fun. Maybe you'll get to meet her face to face someday. You never know!

The FleasGang

Snowball said...

Pumpkin is such a cutie pie.

How was your weekend, Jackson?


Dewey Dewster said...

What a cute Lakie....Toby would love ta meet her if she was closer but Scotland is a world away. We shall visit her blog and check out the info on Belle & Sebastian....we don't see that stuff in the states...'course Gram might have forgotten since she was a young adult in the 70's and now she's an old adult....oops, didn't wanta let the cat outta the bag....

Dewey Dewster here.......

Deetz said...

Hi Jackson
Wow you had some serious toy fun there didn't
I am back from vacation and just catching up on all my friends adventures.
Missed you

BWTH Dog House said...

Oh Pumpkin, what a nice name. She is a sweet pumpkin pie.

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Jackson

We went and visited Pumpkin on Dogster........she is lovely and our hooman just loves her name.

Well Blue has gone and I, Taffy, no longer have anyone to boss hoo.

Molly and Taffy

Simba said...

I'm back from kennels and looking forward to catching up with everyones blogs.

Simba x

Murphey said...

Wow, that Pumpkin can sure run!

Hey, you are sure good at destroying those toys...I love Cuz feet too.


Lenny said...

That's so cool that Pumpkin found your blog! She's really cute.

My mom used to watch the Belle & Sebastian cartoon in the mornings before kindergarten! Now she feels old.

Your friend, Lenny

Asta said...

Daddi is much , much bettew..he's even wowking..he gets weal tiwed fwom the medcin, but othewise he's feeling gweat..he has to take Cipro fow anothew two weeks..that's all
hope you'we having a gweat day
smoochie kisses

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Pumpkin sure is a cutie! It's always nice to meet new friends...virtual or not! Maybe that missing wheelie is living with Butchy and Snickers now...they have liberated a few from that Ebay kennel.

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Harry said...

Isn't that fun! Pumpkin looks like a real cutie!

Toodle pip
Harry x

William Tell said...

Nice to meet 'cha, Pumpkin. Maybe Pumkin can get a blog, too, and we can all be friends!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Now Jackson, was there ever a doubt that Pumpkin, a LAKIE would be BOSS over a wire foxy???!!!!!!! HMMMMMM???? Seriously. Pumpkin is 'dorable...and all blond or red...can't really tell from the pic...I HAVE to find out who her hair dresser is!!!!!

Gonna run and see her on Dogster!!!!!

Barkin' at ya...hey what happened to the pics of ur Wheelies taken by the sea?????? We wanna see 'em!!!

Lakie licks,

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

You look like an awesome runner! I would love to chase you! Maybe we could play tag! OR!!!! Marco Polo!!! OOO OOO!!! OOOORRRR we could eat some Bully sticks. Yea...that sounds like a good day.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Noah the Airedale said...

I hope this isn't a stupid question but how did they find you???? Did you already know them??
So many questions.....

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Pacco de Mongrel said...

give pumpkin a friendly smoochie for me...

Stanley said...

How cool that you got to hear from Pumpkin. Stella & I are going to go by her page on Dogster to say hello.

Bummer that you won't get to meet her in person.

Goober love,