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...