Sunday, 17 January 2010

Walking the Dog

Heard about the new graphic novel that features a Wire Fox Terrier? It's called "Walking the Dog" by British illustrator David Hughes and stars his WFT Dexter.

Some of you may have already read about it cos J1 and her previous WFT, Watson, are mentioned in it and she's been blabbing about it all over the place. Take a look at her Forever Foxed blog to read more.

Anyway, the book is strictly for grown ups, not pipsqueaks, because there is some (ahem) "adult content" with a few HBO words thrown in. And it's not just a book about walking the dog even though that's the title. Confusing huh? Well, I liked the book as it was funny and a bit rude in places but as usual we got far too much of the humans and not enough of Dexter the Dog, the real hero of the piece. I'd like to know what Dexter thinks. I hope he's getting a big cut...

41 comments:

Gus said...

We may see if we can find it in the bookstore, just to add it to our collection. Muzzer is good at jumping over those HBO words when reading to WFTs with innocent ears.
(I only have one left.)

kisses
gussie

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Belated Happy New Year Jackson and J!

And we will check it all out.

lotsalicks, Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxxx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
Sounds like a good book!
Thanks for telling us about it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm used to HBO words....

I wonder why that is?

Tank woo fur sharing this!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like a great book! We'll be checking it out! Thanks, Jackson!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Jackson
Afgtew all the yeaws weading jow Stains' bloggie..we'we immune to HBO wowds, hehehehe..besides mommi is a gwowdup.
We'we going to look fow the book..you aways know the best foxy stuff awounds..Hope you'we doing well..
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Life With Dogs said...

I hope he's getting a damn big cut. ;)

TwoSpecialWires said...

That must be one really special book! We checked. On Amazon the used ones are worth zillions! Do they have your pawtograph?

Practicing a long stretched out yoga position, just like Dexter,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh ARchie is FLYING over to get it becasue of the HBO words. really Love A+A

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

Jackson, Jackson...Happy New Year to ya Sweetie!!! Oh my...the article is finally out!!!

Why in the world did they put that hoooooooge dot on J1's face??? Oh my,...they could have at least used my signature color PURPLE!!!!

We're so glad ya posted dear boy...didn't know your last foxy was named Watson...


Scruffy is gettin' grumpier and grumpier in his old age...he'll be four in March...yep...not so easy to train and not friendly...and DON'T TOUCH HIS PAWS...SHEESCH...

Is that a Lakie in that pic of you in your buggie???

Kisses...Laciegirlie and greetins' from my stoopid brothers too!

Dewey Dewster said...

Jackson my man....how nice that ya are still expandin' yer knowledge of the world by readin' books....Gram heard about that book but she figures it's too expensive right now especially if it's full of HBO words......but how special that the author included yer Mom 'n her previous wire in the novel....now that's somethin' that doesn't happen every day.....enjoy the fame....ya deserve it....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Joe Stains said...

YES YES YES HBO words!!!

William Tell said...

I will have to look into this Dexter the Dog book, as I collect all things wiry. In the meantime, I think you could write a terrific book, Jackson, from a canine's point of view. You have such a witty humor about your blog, I'm sure the book could be a best seller around the world. I'll buy your first copy.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Eric said...

Good day to you Jackon. Would you kindly be able to visit Eric's blog to read about our Scruffs Dog Show for wheelies please? I know your wheelies would love to enter.

Fondest love Miss Enid.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Jackon! We hope to see you and some of your wheelies at Scruffs! Then you can give us directions to the Terrier Walk. We've got it on our calendar!

We'll even wear our buttons!

Love ya,
jake and Fergi xxoo

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Jackson!! How have you been? We saw a doggie who looked like you lately and we thought about you.

Hope all is well.

Hugs
Momo & Pinot

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We came by from Eric's to leave purrs and tail wags for Jackson. We hope he recovers from his stroke without any disability. He must be a tough little fighter.

Martha and Bailey said...

Dear Jackson, our wiry friend Eric told us you had a nasty stroke.
We were so sorry to hear that but we are pleased to know you are through the critical time.
Now we are sending you the very best basset good wishes to get you well.
So there is no excuse, Jackson, you got to get well.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx
ps our mum wants to send human good wishes and virtual hugs to your mom cos she says humans need cuddles too in these situations.

Stella said...

Hello Jackson! We haven't met but our friend Eric Square Dog has told me you have not been well and need some of my best wishes for a fast and complete recovery! Well, you've got them and a little prayer to go with them.

I hope you are good as new very soon!

Kisses,
Stella

Abby said...

Hi, Jackson...

I was visiting Eric & heard you're not feeling well...

I came right over to let you know I am sending lots of Good Lhasa Vibes your way...

My Mom says to tell you that you & your family are in her prayers...

Abby & her Mom xxxxxxoooooo

doyle and mollie said...

aw jackson asta sent us straight over to give you some of our pawsome healing powers we hope you are ok
loves and licks

Lorenza said...

Jackson!
I have my paws crossed and my mom is praying for you!
I hope everything is going to be ok!
Take care, my friend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Jackson! We haven't met before but we read about you over at Jake and Fergie's blog and it sounds like you are a pretty awesome guy. We are sending over lots off purrs and prayers for you to get better soon - after reading about you there we hope to get to know you better in the future. We are crossing our paws for a quick recovery!

Lacy said...

w00fs, ooo Jackson sweetie, please git well..u iz in mamas prayers and me has my paws crossed...

b safe,
~rocky~

The Airechicks said...

We've got you & the J's in our thoughts and prayers....

Relax and recover.....most important things....

XXOooXXoooo

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Dear Jackson

thinking of you, and wishing you lots of good get well vibes and wishes,

your friends, Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxxxxx

Farley said...

Hi Jackson, Your friends at Two Special Wires sent us over to check in on you. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Farley

Snowball said...

Jackson, Please get well soon. You and your Js will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Luv
Snowball

Ginger Jasper said...

I came from my friend Blue to say
Jackson I am so sending you some of my loudest purrs.. I hope you start to feel much better soon.. Thinking of you.. Hugs GJ xx

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Jackson,
We are worried for you. We are sending you Eskie hugs and Welsh kisses. We have said a our doggie prayers, and we mentioned you. My brother has health things that aren't quite right himself. He has a new normal, and we are coming right along in our little household. Keep going, and remember food is good. Mack is funny about food, so when he gets picky, he gets Saltines.
Sally Ann
Sally Ann

ScrapsofMe said...

Hi Jax...Asta said we all needed to stop by and give you lots of get well wishes. I'll have my paws crossed in pawereyers for you.
Bonnie the wee Scottie

Oskar said...

I heard that Jackson was not feeling well, so we came by to send our love & prayers.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hello Jackson!
Me just came from Butch and Snicker's place and we'd like to offer our prayers and pawsitive vibes to you!!
Get well soon!

Cheers,
Maxx

Mojo said...

Sending a whole load of Airedale Fuzzy Power your way Jackson. Hang on in there, little fella.

hairy hugs
Mojo

MAX said...

Hi there Jackson
I know we haven't met before, but I heard that you are not well and dropped by to send you lotsaluv and licks and tell you that you are in our thoughts and prayers! Get well soon!
Lotsalicks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Jackson, we heard you are not doing very well. We are friends of Jack & JH and just wanted to wish you well. Here are some positive collie vibes.

Dog Speed

Essex & Deacon

Tucker said...

I heard you were a bit under the weather and wanted to assure you that with all these paws sending warm thoughts your way you'll feel better in no time. Sometimes it is tough knowing that we won't get completely better because we know how sad our humans will be, isn't it? I worry so much that when my cancer takes me away that my humans will just crumble, but now since I've seen all the support offered by other furry friends through their blogs I know they're survive. ANyway, do this: put your right paw on your left shoulder (or how about your elbow?) and leave it there, now put your left paw on your right shoulder or elbow and consider yourself hugged!

Licks and wags...
Tucker

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hi, Quinn and I are friends of Jake and Fergie. They say you are feeling poorly and we wanted to stop by to encourage your recovery and to send positive healing energy. Please be well and be happy.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

HI jackson,
We are friends of Jake and Fergi and they told us you were sick !!!!
We wanted to wish you pain free days!! We now how it is to live being sick all the time!!
I will pray for you Jackson!!!
Everyday, many times a day!!!
You have a lot of dogs and cats and people sending you love and healing prays!!!
Love and kisses, Bambi (dog) Fern
(her Mom)

Sophie Brador said...

Jax! We heard through A&A that you aren't feel well again. Just want you to know that we are thinking about you and I am sending all the Sophie vibes I can for you and the Js.

xo
SB

McGillicutty said...

Jax, me lad, Just so ya know...we are all prayin' for ya and we love ya!!! You channel that terrier in ya, and get better!!!

Irish Love,
McG