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Aw bless!
Thanks for filling in for your mummy and keeping us up to date. :)
Vivienne x


Hola Douglas, well done! I know you speak Spanish too!So please say Hola! to Vanessa for me and could you please let her know I'm looking again and again at the beautiful watch pincushion she's made.It is Muy Lindo!Take care or your tired paws.Hasta pronto,Gloria xxx

Alice @ Crochet with Raymond

Oh Douglas... I was trying to work out what accent he speaks in... is it Scottish??? tee hee
What a cutie, he's just the sweetest


Oh Douglas, you're so cute!


Now Douglas, let's be honest, you couldn't look fierce if you tried.

Sooooo cute!



Ohhhhh! gorgeous!


Douglas, you absolutely made my day!! Thank you!


woof. woof, woof! wag, wag, wag, tail in a circle wag, whole butt wag!

wag, wag, wag and a big snuggly lik!


Woof Woof, luv u guys, truly me duz..


bless him - what a cutie

& can i ask what colour your wood work is painted with? it looks lovely


What a dear chap you are, Douglas!


Hahahah!!! oh, that made me laugh so much - thanks! I've been reading your blog for nearly a year now but have been lingering around in the background without ever leaving you a comment - about time that changed, and Douglas was the happy chappy to make me :)

Veronika / Lalomino

hahahaha, so cute!

Jenni at Baame Kniits

What a hidden talent! :-)


Gorgeous,gorgeous,gorgeous.Douglas, your warm fuzziness reached me 12,000 miles away!


So funny. Lovely photos.

Liz W

Hello Douglas!
My name is Lucy and I live with Liz in Missouri. I think you're cute. If we were closer - we could play, but since we don't - will you be my paw-pen pal?
Arf, Arf -


Douglas you are so funny I think you could have your own blog! Always remember though that we are laughing with you and not at you as I know how you would hate that - my cats are the same. You did a great job filling in for Vanessa while she is so busy. It's amazing how well you have conquered English and typing as well,you clever dog! Loved your post, you're too cute!


Dear Douglas, guess what MY mother has done? Had ALL my hair cut off yesterday without asking me (but at least she let me sit right in front of the gas heater last night!) A woof and a sniff from your friend, Snowy Westie in Melbourne.


Hey you, you're so cute, I like your style,
Why don't you come and see me, maybe you know, stay a while.


That SO made me laugh :D xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Good dog. You've obviously been paying lots of attention

gris fleur

I love that !


I love your post Douglas, kept me amused for ages. Happy blogging

sharon stanley

oh my goodness what a precious muffin you are! i am in love.

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Hello and welcome!

  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon