If your dog was a character in a book, who would they be

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steppemum Fri 20-Apr-18 12:44:57

Walking steppedog this morning, I decided he was TomSawyer/Huckleberry Finn.

1. He knows how to behave well at home, and looks cute and endearing for family at home, but can't wait to get out of the door.
2. Any food is fair game, if you're not looking it's his
3. he would much rather be outside, messing around in mud and woods
4. He has a stomach of iron. If he can he will eat it. ANYTHING. And no ill effects
5. He seems to knock bump and scratch himself and not notice. A bit like Tom sawyer coming in with grazed knees and ripped trousers.
6. Thick skinned, never mind the brambles when there is suirrel to hunt

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TropicPlunder Sat 21-Apr-18 20:13:10

Ohhh mine also has an iron stomach....I'm so glad, she definitely needs it (yuck). She squeals like a .....well, sighthound if she knocks herself though.
Mine is named after a Disney character. She has gangly legs and doe eyes ......Bambi!

Labtest7 Sat 21-Apr-18 21:43:38

William Brown.

missyB1 Sat 21-Apr-18 21:47:12

Mine would still be a dog, she would definitely be Kipper from the Mick Inkpen books. She’s very sociable and loves all dogs and other animals, she has her group of mates that she likes to see every day.

Aprilmightbemynewname Sat 21-Apr-18 21:48:12

Unfortunately my crabby rottweiler would best fit in a Stephen King book I fear.

user1486076969 Sat 21-Apr-18 21:48:46

Hairy Maclary

BestIsWest Sat 21-Apr-18 21:49:47

Mine would be Jeeves and Wooster. The bumbling idiotic clown and the smart one who looks out for him.


Queenofthedrivensnow Sat 21-Apr-18 22:24:52


FittyPheasant Sun 22-Apr-18 08:18:14

Not a book but a film star

steppemum Sun 22-Apr-18 08:52:21

Ha ha this is great.

laughing at the Stephen King dog though

actually not laughing, just hoping we don't meet you on a dark night wink

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BestIsWest Sun 22-Apr-18 08:55:11

I’ve also compared mine to Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 22-Apr-18 10:06:22

DH and I realised the other day that our first dog was Father Jack, our second was Dougal, and our current one is probably most like Father Ted.

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Tue 24-Apr-18 13:53:45

When I first got mine I thought she was a bit like Uriah Heep (in David Copperfield - for those of you who don't know him, he is an arch baddy but is always abasing himself to his employer/employer's family and friends, "betters", etc in a very humble, excusing himself, way which is entirely fake). She was pretty obsequious and kept trying very hard to please and be good (after the previous dog, who had attitude, it all seemed a bit phony). However, she has relaxed into being herself (still wants to please and be good most of the time but now confident enough to argue with me if we have different ideas about the best route to take our walk ) - it is a relief as I couldn't have stood Uriah Heep long-term.

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Thu 16-Aug-18 17:54:13

Trying to think of a character that's a complete mummy's boy, anxious underneath but totally covers it up with misplaced bravado and occasionally gets himself into stupid scrapes as a result.

I'm sure there's a children's book character that covers the above but it's been a very long time since I read a children's book!

Finfintytint Thu 16-Aug-18 18:04:48

My cocker would be Catherine Earnshaw. Manipulative and possessive.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Thu 16-Aug-18 18:09:21

Marvin the paranoid android from Hitchhikers’ GTTG. He’s always looking for sympathy, “hunger, don’t talk to me about hunger, it’s so long since I ate my digestive system has collapsed in on itself”.

Harrykanesrightsock Thu 16-Aug-18 18:11:07

Most definitely Tigger. He even speaks the same —in my head—

MrsMoastyToasty Thu 16-Aug-18 18:15:10

My cat wouldn't be a character in a book but the animal version of Frank Bruno. A bit of a heavyweight.

MargaretDribble Thu 16-Aug-18 20:50:51

Grommit (if that counts).

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