Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I spent a very pleasant day back on the campaign tail, this time for the Crewe & Nantwich by-election.

I had a quick sniff around the very busy (but well organised) campaign HQ, bumping into several friends who have been helping to run things down there. I was also able to give them the benefit of my expertise for some of the final bits of literature!

Then it was off to Nantwich with my human delivery team.

Nantwich is a medium sized market town, but it feels more like a leafy village. As a was delivering leaflets down a main road, two ducks waddled up to me. I had to resist the instinct to give them a friendly bark, as I would have dropped the leaflets I was carrying - anyway I had to be on my best behaviour.

Everyone I saw was very friendly, particularly once they saw the yellow rosette on my collar. Many of them wished us luck and promised to vote for our excellent candidate, Elizabeth Shenton.

It was a lovely warm day, so on the way back to Liverpool we stopped off at a little farm with a shop selling delicious home made ice cream. Yum Yum!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bulldog in Chester

A friend went on a day trip to Chester, and came across this amazing poster!

I swear I had nothing to do with this - it's a genuine poster advertising a gig in Chester this weekend.

I had an even bigger shock when I saw "Do The Dog" on the billing.

No, it's not a typo and I won't be performing live anytime soon, unless you want to come to the park and watch me catch Frisbees.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Visit to York

Spent a couple of days in (Lib Dem run) York last week visiting family. Lots of time spent gossiping about Liverpool & York politics, Alice wouldn't stop cuddling me - she said she had never seen such furry ears!

York is such a lovely place, so much history everywhere!

I spent a great couple of hours in the Street Museum. A Victorian street has been recreated so that you can go back in time, just like in Doctor Who - but without the monsters or the running (I love the running!)

The street contains all sorts of old fashioned shops that just don't exist any more, such as Blacksmiths, old fashioned sweet shops and a curious shop called a "Post Office".

Apparently they used to have these Post Office places on every high street until Labour came to power. You could go in and buy everything from stamps to balls of string, you could even collect your pension or pay your TV licence there - Amazing!

A special treat came when I sniffed out a Farmer's Market, and I got a lovely hot dog for tea. (Obviously there was no dog in it - I'm not a cannibal!)

Catch ya next time.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sausages, Sausages, Sausages

A reader sent me a link to this video.

Now, I'm accused of being obsessed with sausages, but I am ashamed that this member of my own species is prostituting himself like this.

I want to make clear I would never do this, I might consider doing a tasteful plug for sausages at Mr Moffett's Churchills Food Emporium for a suitable fee, but I would never demean myself for a beer advert.

That said, I don't mind the occasional saucer of beer (particularly with some sausages) but I am more of a real ale dog.

I have been told that there might be a thank you barbecue planned - sounds like doggie heaven.

Apparently, the last one was held adjoining Joe the Pitbull's back yard, which gave humans the chance to taunt Joe with burgers and sausages waved over the wall. Cruel... but very funny!

Catch ya next time.

Lots of doggie love,

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What did he say?

It's amazing how many Labour activists read my blog.

My last posting resulted in various threats against my canine personage from several attack dogs.

The crux of the dispute centres on whether Joe Le Pitbull said Council or Councillor - as he often struggles to string together a coherent sentence, it can be difficult to determine what he means to say - however in the interest of fairness I did invite readers to watch the video and make up your own mind.

On listening again, and consulting several humans, opinion remains divided. Either way, he hardly sounds like Liverpool's Top Dog in waiting.

Lots of doggie love to all my Labour readers,

Monday, May 12, 2008

"We didn't want to win anyway!"

That appears to be the shock claim to the Echo on election night by Joe Le Pitbull on Labour's failure to win control of Liverpool.

In the quote of the night, Joe Le Pitbull is heard to say: "This is a Council that as far as we're concerned in the Labour party, we didn't want. So they're welcome to it as far as we're concerned!"

I am shocked that I didn't spot this one until now. If you don't believe me, watch him yourself here

Could it be that Joe suddenly realised that he wouldn't be allowed to carry on slagging off our city in the press every day, if he became Liverpool's top dog?

Perhaps it suddenly hit him that Labour had no idea of what to do in power, apart from their visionary pledge to introduce a few extra dog wardens? (I won't take this too personally)

Or more likely, had he just heard of Labour's plans to dump him the moment they took power?

Did it finally dawn on him that he would never get his paws on his longed for £50,000 a year, but instead find himself abandoned outside the RSPCA rescue centre?

Catch ya next time.
Lots of doggie love,

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Found a new pal

Just made friends with another canine political blogger.

You can see his site here

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Town Hall Visit

Can you believe I hadn't set a paw into the town hall until today?

What a magnificent building, if you haven't been then I suggest you go and have a look.

I was planning to put my paws up and retire after the election, but so many of my fans have been in touch and asked me to carry on.

So I have decided to stick around and carry on reporting from the local political scene. I also plan to pop in to every council meeting and let you know what happened.

You can see me outside the town hall modelling the new Dude the Dog T Shirt, available soon from all good retailers.

Off to the park now, it's such a lovely day.

Catch ya next time!

Lots of Doggie Love,

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Finally Awake

I have never slept so much! Finally woke up after a very long nap, and I even felt up to a short trot around the park. I feel guilty for not posting sooner, and I know my public will have been eagerly awaiting news from Thursday night.

It was disappointing that Steve didn't win, but Joe the Pitbull has been kept out of Liverpool's top dog spot. Rumour has it that Labour already had a new top dog waiting in the wings in case they won control. My advice Joe, keep loosing if you want to keep your paws on the money - you will never see your £50,000 a year anyway!

The most amusing part of election night was watching my blogging nemesis the Bulldog. She was so disappointed that her latest muse, Timbo the Terrier, failed to win in Picton. Something of a humiliation, as she personally took charge of his campaign - and met her match. The Bulldog's face was a picture - in fact comparable to the proverbial spanked bottom!

I discovered that the Bulldog posts on a forum called vote 2007 under a nom de plum of OldWarHorse. Less equine warrior I think, more donkey on Blackpool beach - but probably not been treated to so much as a carrot in years!

However The Bulldog confessed that that campaign was personal - a result of an unsavory obsession with hard working local champion Andrew Makinson - who's record of exposing Labour's spin, lies, and let downs have so outraged her.

Picton, County and Knotty Ash were the line in the sand, and the people said NO PASARAN!

Well done to all our candidates who won, commiserations to those who missed out this time. My paw is raised in salute to you all.