The 26th August is National Dog Day! It’s an annual date for celebrating our four-legged friends, encouraging adoption of all breeds, and promoting healthy and safe living environments.

As you may have guessed from our recent blog, we’re massive fans of our pooch pals. And because you can never have too many photos of dogs, we thought we’d share a few of the Writing Studio’s canine companions. Some are reading buddies, some are office mates, some are tennis ball connoisseurs…and all of them are adorable.

Happy reading and happy petting.

Larry the Bookworm

LarryThis is Larry. He’s a Border Terrier and he loves to curl up for a good read. He likes to warm my feet while we lose ourselves in a good story…his particular favourite being Game of Bones (I think it’s the Direwolves that do it for him).
-Lesley McLean, Editorial Manager

Socks the Adventurer

Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 09.42.36It may sound super cheesy to say a dog is your best friend, but when it comes to Socks – it’s true! A cross between a Jack Russell and a Chihuahua (a Jackawawa!), he’s now reached the ripe old age of 12, yet that still hasn’t slowed him down. From daily adventures in the hills and woods of West Yorkshire, visits to the seaside, and plenty of duvet days, Socks is full of character and loves people. A connoisseur of unwanted tennis balls (seriously, he finds them everywhere), he enjoys swimming, belly rubs and generally getting up to mischief!
-Adam Yare, Editorial Manager

Elsie the Inquisitive

IMG_6936Elsie may look dignified with her snazzy mustache and beard, but don’t let that fool you: she’s an inquisitive pooch who loves being the centre of attention (if she were famous, unlimited carrots and paw massages would definitely be in her contract). Being a Schnauzer, she has an impeccable sense of smell, and gets easily distracted during walks. She’s great company when I’m working from home; people watching from the window and occasionally having a nosy at my writing. If only I could train her to proofread!
-Hannah Woodcock, Editor

Skyla the Mischief Maker

Picture1Meet Skyla, my 15 month old Rottweiler/German Shepherd. She’s naughty, funny, clever, clumsy, cheeky but completely lovable. Oh, and she’s very good at keeping me at my desk working because the minute I get up, she jumps in!
-Donna MacGregor, Editor