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DOULTON THE BEGINNINGS OF

DOULTON THE BEGINNINGS OF

Doulton

My Doulton pieces

Hi Readers I hope all are safe and well and ready for another blog this article is on the Beginnings of Royal Doulton that started in England in 1815, A gentleman by the name of John Doulton, soon after John Doulton had completed his apprenticeship as a potter, he invested his life savings of £100 and had partnered up with a Miss Martha jones and John watts.

They opened their first factory together in 1815 and was named Jones watts & Doulton and this partnership between the three continued until 1820 when Miss jones leftRarer White Doulton Bulldog Collectables

At the time the factory was making stoneware pieces like bottles for chemicals, beer, and other industrial liquids among others.and even made pieces like other factories for the English sewer system,

it wasn’t until late 1853 when John Watts came forward with he’s announcement of retirement and in 1853 the companies trade name changed to Doulton & Co. John had the main percentage of the business and started to give it a new lease of life.

Henry Doulton

John Doulton had a son that when old enough went to work at the factory, Named Henry , in 1846, Henry had set up an independent Lambeth Pottery which had become the leader in industrial products,

Royal DOULTON

Royal DOULTON

particularly sanitation products. Following the retirement of John Watts in 1853 John and Watts merged with Henry’s company to become Doulton and Company and was highly recognised for its lines of hand decorated figurines vases and dinnerware

Henry had the idea to invite select students from the Lambeth school of arts and invited them to come and learn at the factory too.

Research states that other artists followed suit and for your reference those were, Eliza Simmance. Frank Butler, Mark Marshall Barlow family (Florence, Hannah, and Arthur), and George Tinworth to name but a few fit that period of time.

The best pottery houses back then were not found in London they served the capital with amazing ceramics but the heart of pottery back then was in a county called Staffordshire, Wanting to be seen as part of this world John went up to see what if he could give Doulton & Co a new lease in Staffordshire.

In 1882, Doulton purchased the small factory of Pinder, Bourne & Co, and finally had he’s own premises which placed he’s business in the region known as The Potteries and the start of a great future.

THE ROYAL PART ABOUT DOULTON

Doultons lots a doulton

Not as rare as folks say

As time moved on Henry had passed day to day workings on to a gent called John Slater whom was working with a designer called Leslie Herradine whom was prolific and loved making vases, character jugs, and decorative pieces, it was this artists skills that caught the eye of king Edward v1 and then gaining what’s called the royal warrant.

Henry was made a sir not long after and allowing he’s business to adopt new markings and a new name, Royal Doulton. The company added products during the first half of the 20th century while manufacturing fashionable and high-quality bone china and new concept pieces using different forms of glaze etc.

The company continued trading until when it closed due to clean air regulations preventing urban production of salt glaze. Following closure, work was transferred to over to the potteries in Staffordshire,

with the original building demolished in 1978, research states that some of the building was saved as a famous architect had designed it and Gilbert Baize had creating friezes that were taken down prior the demolished building and placed in a museum.

DOULTON BULLDOGS

Set of 3 White Doulton Bulldogs

Read links to find out why they came in threes

If you look under many pieces you find the stamp or the letters H and N, HN is named after a gentleman called Harry Nixon whom worked for them (1886-1955), he was the head of the painting department who joined Doulton in 1900. Since he arrived many pieces now include his HN and number, so now I pass you over to relatable links to finish the story on Royal Doulton from the bulldog pottery point of view

please remember that Royal Doulton are one of the exceptions of England’s past ceramics history and one of the few factories to make as many figurines as they have, below the links I will add a picture of all the pieces that royal doulton have made and this is just bulldogs.

I will not give any of my friends details but I’ve had permission to show what he’s collecting before and is a true hardcore collector of Doulton bulldogs,

Its True

I’ve known the background for a while now and respectively do not right people that think they know the history of of this most english of makers but I’m afraid Royal Doulton is no more and is now part of a holding parnership. The other two being  Royal Albert and Mintons. These brands are now owned by WWRD Holdings Ltd (Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton), based in Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent.

Royal Doulton is still world famous it has its massive following big money still changes hands and you can even find them online but if you read the small print you will see they are part of a bigger group now.

 

More about bulldog ceramics

Skyfall bulldog

A bit of fun

What collector are you

Doulton

Here’s what I’ve amassed

Doulton

A fellow collectors collection

Finally

The best way to learn about the history , price and relevance of is to research the company from top to bottom, the stamps used varied and 1815 -2005 when the orange and white one came out is a long time and many stamps for many pieces were used, I do enjoy the stories I hear about this company from overs that have only looked up a bulldog or two yet it’s me that learns from them as I go on a research campaign.

The Royal Doulton book comes out annually I think and there’s also a book price edition which keeps supply and demand high, it’s lovely when folks find a Doulton bulldog it must be like striking gold as I remember when I got my first piece, I hope you enjoyed the blog and continue on to the others to finish the story of Doulton from England.

Until next time stay safe be good to each other and happy collecting folks.

Favour to a special friend

Can I just say it’s always an honour when I mention Mr Norman Davis one of the worlds best judges show breeder champion breeder and an all round good man, Grandog as I call him wrote an auto biography last year and is a must read.

You can find this amazing story on amazon or go through me and I will see if I can get a signed copy, either way for the price of many other not so good reads you can buy a book that takes you from WW2 to the present day through the man whom loves ice cream lol, Collectibulldogs definitely endorses this book as a great read.

Brilliant read

Brilliant read

 

Thanking my lucky stars the tides turning

Thanking

Thanking Noah,Allen and Kirsten

Thanking my lucky stars

Good day readers I hope all of you are well and safe where you are and normal life has resumed in 2017, I’m writing my blog today in the hope that those I’m thanking see it and understand just how much a little compassion can go to someone with my issues.

As I’ve stated before apart from a treat or two this year has not been the best so far with me lapsing at my worst, but I’m feeling much better as the time goes by and wanted to thank a couple of people for answering my prayers so to speak.

2017 has only just seen a turning point for both Collectibulldogs and my own mental wellbeing, it’s great being able to think straight again and I have my precious cognitive thinking back so no more naughty emails to my MP.

THANKING MY FAIRY BLOG MOTHER

Ma’am as I soon learned is a no no with the first person I feel has changed my luck and that’s an agony aunt I met on twitter called Kirsten or @blogberryhelp if your a blogger needing her advice.

I’ve not taken too much in so far and I believe that part of my transformation is from speaking with Kirsten whom expresses understanding towards my illness and actually I do not think she really notices, any way since meeting what I call my fairy blog mother I’ve changed how I feel about both my blog and my obsession with website views.

Thanking

Thanking Kirsten by helping her online presence

I get to utilise Kirsten’s knowledge I can email Freely and not seen as pestering and I’ve been told that I can ask for help until I’m ready to go it alone etc, I’m hoping with this wonderful ladies help I will one day have a blogging group and guesting more.

It’s ironically weird how when feeling at your lowest with no one hearing you or understanding the frustration your feeling a lifeline gets chucked, I’m a gent so I’m promoting Kirsten’s services and her advice to my knowledge is completely free so why not check out Kirsten’s blogging help

DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER THANKING  (StumbledUpon)

I’m surprised actually that I’m writing this and after all the bad luck I’ve had with my PTSD its effects on memory and cognitive thought I again got myself into trouble this time with StumbleUpon, I had forgotten my password and even what email I used at first so started a new account.

Now StumbledUpon have a strict one account policy in which I didn’t know and doubt I would of got through the first few sentences of their policy before misunderstanding set in, I was gutted when I got banned and felt it was all part of the down hill spiral.

I wrote to them/ emailed detailing why I had started a new account and it was due to my forgetfulness and nothing else, not only did I get a prompt response the advocate I spoke too showed compassion and stated I could have my account back once I’d changed the password.

It seems silly thanking a format but in my past experience NONE to date have expressed consideration when I’ve explained myself, Thank you to the powers that be at StumbledUpon for showing there is hope in social media and not are all mainstream set with no thought to their clients individual needs.

THANKING YOU FOR SHOWING CONFIDENCE

On another format recently (Linked in) I met up with one man and he’s dog, well Allen a photographer and he’s faithful companion Noah, I’m not sure if I was promoting at the time for guest blogging but Allen appeared in my inbox with a proposal.

The first Draft was a piece on artwork, as Allen is a photographer he’s keen on art and had asked me to emphasise this in my article, OMG not art it’s my weakest of mediums, I tried my best sent it in and waited, it was just after that I thought I’d start again and send them a new piece.

Thanking

Thanking Noah and Allen

The article outlines myself and wiggles, why we started and of course the collection, the blog piece is a bit long winded but as far as quality content goes I think I got it just right I hope that my article gives the FROM THE DOGS PAW readers a good insight into bulldog collecting.

Thank you very much Allen and Noah I’m hoping you ask me back for a second feature and have ideas in mind already, I also hope that by seeing this other bloggers will see that I’m competent, can deliver content driven pieces, and what you won’t see yet it’s there is versatility.  Check out Noah Allen and the team on their own great site Noah and Allan’s website

Feel free to check out my article and even if you don’t wish to the website that Noah and Allen have created is a high quality dog magazine that’s not just bulldog exclusive, so if your an owner of any dog breed there’s something there for all tastes. My guest article

MY BIRTHDAY

On the 9th of march I have an appointment to see the curators of Brighton museum this is to talk about my part in this years display, the pieces, and all the paperwork that this exhibition is going to entail, I never knew there was so much involved in this process and does sound daunting even if I were an active social enterprise.

The display has to take into consideration the breeds history so thought has to go into how the exhibition is displayed to the publics perception and for those not understanding the breed was associated with far right racist groups but as there’s never been any such motive I doubt any display I create would show anything but passion and quality.

On the tenth of march and back to my Luck changing for the better, what better way to celebrate a birthday than showing my collection to eager curators that have busy time tables yet are taking time out to come and see Collectibulldogs and the brains behind it all.

The paperwork is the hardest obstacle a form or two needs to be completed, so firstly here at home each piece has its own paperwork detailing its condition insurance price and other info, after gently packing the pieces are then moved down to the museum where another set of paper work is filled in finishing with me signing my pieces over as a loan.

MOVING ON

If the display goes well the next step will be finding interest in my collection and then find investors that see potential in my venture and invest in me, these funds would come from the private sector and donations and will pay to have the collection professionally appraised,  once that’s done I can then offer the collection out on loan to museums, galleries, other displays and exhibitions and stay as a social enterprise and not a profit driven business.

The world is full of investors and ideas to invest in and I think I’ve got a winner here, i of course will pay a share but where the collection is so vast I will need outside help to pay the bills coming regarding the collection, this is my daughters legacy so the better I can make it the prouder she can be of me, and if no investors showed it wouldn’t matter as I still own a memorabilia that’s not only Niche but vast as well.

LIPLINERS AND DOGS DO NOT MIX

PLEASE NOTE TITLE IS TO BLOGGING REFERENCE ONLY, I think I now understand why I have had no luck with guest bloggers, as I trawl other mediums I see beauty and make up blogs, fashion and clothing, even fine art articles yet no collectors, if this is the case then let’s widen the Collectibulldogs archive a little.

I’m not saying let’s make a page for beauty and fashion bloggers but maybe open the door a little wider and entertain a bit more diversity, saying this it would still be great if a collector, pet owner, antiques lover or anyone even close to our field to come forward and share your story with the world.

I’m still looking for some guidance on blog lovin and pocket, I cannot seem to get views I think it’s because I do not understand the format properly again (story of my life) so again I appeal to any bloggers that have a heart and some free time to help me get started.

https://www.collectibulldogs.com/the-links/ please check out other sites we have endorsed and happy collecting

 

 

Let’s go UTube a Collectibulldogs tester

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UTube.   Collectibulldogs.com logo

Let’s go all UTube

Hello to all my viewers readers and Collectibulldogs enthusiasts let’s go all UTube is a new way of showcasing an article using graphic design, my own pictures and some humour.

The idea behind this is you get to see short videos instead of lots of text I won’t make all blogs this way but will make more if the UTube clips are well recieved

UTube clip one

I started to make short videos for my twitter account but as twitter is much faster than most other formats UTube clips are mostly just to long for poeople to scan yet it’s still a great idea and puts my skills to the test.

This first one was made to showcase Collectibulldogs and to show people just a few of the pieces here.

UTube clip two

UTube clip number two is my actual pinned tweet at the moment it points out that Collectibulldogs wants more guest bloggers to join us, I’m quite proud of this clip the pictures are very well chosen as the text content rolls along.

As I state in every blog we are always looking for guest bloggers so feel free to contact us at ask@collectibulldogs.com Thank You.

To all bloggers

UTube clip number three

As you can make these as long or as short as you like I’ve made up a small version just showing one small cabinet, I will of course be looking into this as a format to use but I believe you need to find viewers etc and for my medium that’s not easy.

UTube clip number four

I think many will like UTube clip number four I’ve taken pictures of wiggles and made a short film with her pictures, this not only shows her off but my sense of humour comes through too.

Get ready for the shortest yet sweetest bulldog film ever made lol, will Wiggles be the cutest ever well you will just have to watch to find out.

UTube clip number five

As some may remember I have spoken about BORIS O KLIENE well what better way to see some of he’s work on UTube video, Titled the dirty dogs of Paris you can plainly see why and Boris did a lot of these funny French illustrations.

I’ve been quite the pest

Due to some unfortunate misgivings I have to admit I have been giving lee my web designer a bit of grief, he takes it in he’s stride knowing my circumstances but I cannot help feeling sorry for the poor man so I thought not only will I give him a shout out at THE REMOTE IT PRO but show the clip I made for him.

lees Utube advert

Let’s see what kind of reception this idea gets and I will work on a better longer piece a bit like a short film but let’s see. Until next time folks happy collecting

The galleries

Galleries

Just in our guesting at FROM THE DOGS PAW

FROM THE DOGS PAW GUEST BLOG

 

Interesting Guest blog, Pet Video Verify

Pet Video Verify – Pet Microchip Alternative

Pet Video Verify’s software is video identification for your pet!

Guest blog

A guest blog article

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Royal Doulton Vs Royal Copenhagen you decide

Royal Doulton Vs Royal Copenhagen

Royal Doulton verses royal Copenhagen it’s a bit like top trumps a bit of fun, some maybe bias due to their nationality others maybe collectors of either but there’s no denying each has contributed beautifully made ceramics which are now prized collectibles world wide.

Royal Bulldogs

Hey get that out of my face we are trying to be serious here

I have made this blog article as fair as possible Royal Doulton have many more pieces that I could show but will leave links to relatable topics like The difference between Doulton buyers and Bulldoggers and there’s also a blog article I did on the Jack piece in James Bond Sky falls jack Both are Doulton related.

Royal bulldog

Royal Doulton different colouways

Vs 1 STYLE

Take a minute to look at the pieces in the pictures then pop back, Great stuff now did you notice one major difference, it seems that the Doulton pieces are all very reminiscent of each other there are not many variations to the statues form. It’s easy to see that this is not the case for Royal Copenhagen, even though both makers have their pieces sitting or standing its the Copenhagen figurines that have the advantage of variation.

In the defence of Royal Doulton the bulldog became the symbol of British stubbornness to succumb the pressures of the enemy in WW2 and bulldog figurines became popular and sought after even though Doulton were still making other top quality pieces and not just figurines either. I think the model has done so well with

Royal bulldog

Royal Copenhagen Dahl Jensen

just minor differences like hats and cigars.

Vs 2 VARIETY

Using more of my own experience here I have noticed there are many more Royal Doulton pieces to be found than there are with Royal Copenhagen, there could be many reasons for this i.e. Royal Doulton made a big presence during and after WW2 and maybe bulldogs were not as popular in some of Europes countries as say Austria and Germany.

Royal bulldog

Royal Doulton 1917 smallest of set of 3

I have some pieces from Royal Copenhagen as there is a few but it’s the expense that stops me fulfilling my dream of owning some I do not have and others are so extravagant that I’m not sure they would bring back any investment.

That’s the problem with quality and these two manufactures were at the top of their game so it’s not surprising you need a fat wallet when buying either maker, I know that Royal Doulton or their enthusiasts bring out price guide books yet I’m not sure if the other does the same and I often wonder where Ebay sellers get their prices from.

Vs 3 prices and investment

It’s been documented that when I first started collecting I did not have a passion for Royal Doulton I did not know the variations and as a beginner collecting I was bored with seeing many a piece (not just Doulton) with the flag adorning the dogs back. I love my country don’t get me wrong but when you get multiple makers doing their own styles it got a bit tedious.

Royal bulldog

Royal Copenhagen best friends

This was until I read up on Doultons history and the passion of the artists from the 1900s to 1956 not just in keeping with the style of the original used but the concepts created and the fact so many were designed you can effectively have a collection of just Royal Doulton just like a collector friend I know.

Pricing is easy for the Doulton you can pick up the latest pricing guide but be prepared for a bit of a shock you might find that the latest pieces are very affordable but the further back you go and the rarity of pieces means you are looking at thousands of pounds each or for sets that come in threes. Auction prices can differ to private sales I got most of mine through a contact which is lucky as I couldn’t afford the variety we have now otherwise.

Royal bulldog

Royal Doulton showing variation. Spike n tyke

Royal Copenhagen bulldog figurines are not cheap either, they may not be up there with most of The other makers prices for the high end pieces but your still looking at hundreds of pounds for some of them, I started with Dahl Jensen and bing and grondahl first as those seem to be the cheapest of the pieces the others I now have needed saving for.

I’ve seen another two or three pieces I would like to add in future but with the new website paid for and other financial commitments they will just have to be little pipe dreams or as I call them future goals.

Vs 4 coloration

Until after the Second World War finished Royal Doulton used patriotic colours for obvious reasons and then went on trying new colourations which can be found if your lucky enough. The other colours different to the red,white,and blue are rarer and as the bulldog collectors market declined so did Royal Doulton with its figurines.

Royal bulldog

Bing n grondahl Royal Copenhagen

The last main figurine a oversized large standing bulldog was made in 1956 and then nothing again until 2005. There have been cheaper versions since but they are now mass produced and made in Taiwan and I know some others under the name of Doulton were commissioned to be made by uk ceramics.

Most of Royal Doulton pieces now have a theme to them there’s a set with different countries flags and another set aimed at the uk with different English themed images on them and I believe most are after the piece with Australian flag on he seems to be the most elusive to find.

Royal Copenhagen had taken a different more softer approach to the colours chosen the artists whom made these did not have creating war funds in mind so the pieces did not have to be striking in colour and I for one really like the pastel type coloration

Royal bulldog

Royal Doulton 1956

Vs 5 availability

Both of these makers can often be found on popular auction sites there’s a lot of sellers that would want book prices for their pieces and sets are quite expensive, there is nothing wrong with this it keeps the prices steady and sort of  self regulates

Royal bulldog

One of my favourite pieces Royal Copenhagen

the supply and demand. As stated I’m not sure if Royal Copenhagen has its own book price on its pieces so I’m not sure how prices are found for these.

A suggestion I have if you want to save money is try and find Doulton dealers join Doulton groups and when researching look for smaller antiques outlets that will not mind you haggling a price if you honest and open to the seller, this approach has worked in my favour before and my Best Buy was la large seated flambé Royal Doulton and I bought it for one hundred and twenty English pounds.

The seller was very generous at that price and you may not get one as cheap but this way seems cheaper than those popular auction sites where many a bidder could be firing up the cost with their desire to own the piece.

Royal bulldog

Royal Doulton smallest of set of 3 depicting Air Force

Do you have a favourite

With the picture content as a guide to the differences of each manufacturer both clearly with their differences do you have a favourite choice? Do you prefer the traditional red, white, and blue of the English Doulton or have you gone for the more subtle colours of the Copenhagen pieces which also have the better of the form as in different versions.

Royal bulldog

Little pups by Royal Copenhagen

whichever your choice both of these makers deserve top spots for their ceramic mastery, wether it be guest artists or in house artists there’s no getting away from the fact that they new their craft.

If you like these please check out Ceramic pieces where you will find hundreds of pieces found from around the world, and until next time folks stay good stay safe and happy collecting

Royal Doulton

Royal Doulton modern pieces

Wiggles finally settled, blogging prayers heard

wiggles and her first full year

Hi there readers I hope your all safe and well I myself is poorly ATM with a chest condition so instead of going indepth about collectibles I thought I would write about wiggles, I want to show commitment but as I’m left handed and the problem I have is the same side I cannot really go streaming all day or have the mental strength to put to much together.

As stated wiggles arrived a year ago last December so she’s been here nearly 14

Out and about with wiggles off the lead

Out and about with wiggles off the lead

months with us and things we’re not as easy as life is with her these days and I believe she’s had so much to contend with she’s finally settling down properly. From operations to snappy attitudes she’s come along way since with some noticeable changes.

Wiggles and her achievements

when wiggles first arrived and until a few months ago her quirkiness was one of a confused bulldog sometimes cute and sometimes sinister with my face being her target on occasion, this was when giving her her kisses we learned after she doesn’t like surprise encounters so we learned to take things slower now indicating firstly before showing attention.

Wiggles biggest achievement in my eyes is her quick tolerable attitude towards

Hey folks remember we have a routine now

Hey folks remember we have a routine now

A mutual peace of sorts

A mutual peace of sorts

Bonnie our daughters cat, when she first arrived she hated the cat and scratched up our flooring with her claws and leg muscle trying to catch that cat, as you can see both animals are ok now together, it’s not love yet but you never know one day the cat may get to rub up like cats do to dogs they grow up with.

Sitting and no2s were we fools

The two main social problems we wanted to deal with was wiggles going to the loo and the Command SIT! in which we had no luck with either, she wouldn’t sit and her routine again was damaging the flooring. Then not so long ago both of these problems were over come I managed to get her to sit for me (funny because Debbie is still trying) lol.

The other problem with the wee wee problem was overcome by the bulldogs own lazy trade mark it was staring us in the face the whole time, if Wiggles has her night time wee outside and then allowed to sleep on the bed she would get so comfy that she would wait till the morning for her next wee instead of 2am trips to the puppy pads.

The bed idea proving wiggles is settled

If we go back to when we first let Wiggles on the bed with us she was snappy and very defensive when awoke or if we moved in our sleep we believed this to be some kind of problem as Wiggles would realise where she was and stop the aggression, this was quite scary at first a new dog (big too) on your bed inches away and you do not know the back ground but it was to work out amazingly well.

To get here you have to become a good bulldog

To get here you have to become a good bulldog

Bedtime routine is now part of wiggles everyday life that’s not to say you won’t catch her in the front room snoring away during the day she even wants to spend time with myself if I’m resting and Debbie is out.  Wiggles now gets lifted up each eve where she has a routine of washing us then goes and finds her spot for the night or at least for 10 mins before turning around to another position.

Settled

This routine is a sign of change but where I think I’ve noticed the changes is I can now stroke her while she’s asleep and she will not even flinch if anything the more love she gets the better (obvious yet unachievable till now) and the only trade off to this minor miracle is myself or Debbie awaking with sore knees as her tripled weighted head has been using as a pillow all night.

Shes protective of the house now if the door goes or the buzzer she’s straight up alert and barking away so that tells me this is a sense that she feels this is her home now for good.

just in, Debbie’s view on wiggles first year

Wiggles first year has been varied in different ways.when she first came she was introduced to the sofa.She loved the comfiness off the sofa as she had spent the last few years on a hard bed in an outside kennel.
She had never come across stairs either and found them tricky at first,but soon got used to them.

Wiggles was very jumpy in her sleep when she first came to us,you couldn’t stroke her when she was asleep as she would go for you.It got to the point that me just

My face my sofa

My face my sofa

sitting next her when she was asleep would make her jumpy.So I had to move away from her as I did think she would go for me.Now though she is fine,you can stroke her loads when she is asleep.

She wasn’t good with commands and has only just learnt the sit command,but she tends to do that for sausages.
Wiggles never used to like resting her head on anything when she was asleep.Now her head has to be resting on my legs.If I move my legs over to try and have a break,she will slide her whole body over to get her chin back on my leg.Sometimes it can get uncomfortable for long periods.

Wiggles had never come across a cat before coming to us,so when our daughters cat first appeared she did try to go for it.Wiggles is territorial of my space when the cat is around.If the cat comes near me,she will try to get her.
She does not like her rear end being sniffed by other dogs,she will go for them if they do that.She generally didn’t like other dogs coming near her,from behind.She is fine now with other dogs as long as she can sniff them first.

Such a cutie

Such a cutie

 

Wiggles loves her strokes and will constantly paw at you to stroke her chest,this has only been a new thing she has done for the last few months.
She has found the luxury of the bed very comfy,and will bark at you to tell you she wants to get up on there.
If she has an itch she likes to rub her face against the sofa.
So as you can see the her first year has been different in many ways.

Blogging help and prayers answered

if you don’t know or not into blogging a great way to gain interest for your venture is to appear on other sites and for other bloggers to come and tempt you guys to read their blogs it’s an age old trading tradition between bloggers well it’s been around since blogging began. Firstly thank you to Allen and he’s website From the dogs paw I met him on linked-in and for such a high spec doggie website I was surprised he even asked, I’ve written a draft copy and hope it’s good enough to get

Empathy and compassion ooze from this site

Empathy and compassion ooze from this site

published and even better if my style is liked and I’m asked back.

My Heroine Donna Curtis from the Boston terrier rescue network (which is now forever in our links page) and a brilliant website as well as cause came to my rescue and surprised me with this attempt blog at trying to get a group going or even some interest towards bloggers to come and guest or vice versa.

I hope it has some kind of impact you can see that here Blogging shout out Donna has kindly done this because they as a team believe in Collectibulldogs and for that we are forever grateful and the world needs many more people like Donna that prefer assistance and understanding over greed and want.

Boston Terrier rescue network a great cause

I do attempt to reach out there’s been many an evening where I go trawling websites that could be relatable and my problems are either websites that are overwealming to folks like myself and if I do get to the contact part the anxiety starts and my message just becomes a blabbed essay which I doubt I would want to get myself let alone send.

I am hoping with time that Collectibulldogs has its own great blogging richness with views coming from far and wide and like many people have stated I just need to be patient and things will fall into place eventually.

Finally

Thank you so far for my views I cannot go without showing what could be one of the first ever lazer printed bulldog and it’s original counterpart

The original and laser version

The original and laser version

I wont insult you by asking you to guess and as you can see the laser is great at its job of re creating the shape its only problem is it doesn’t pick up the patina the tiny hair like look isn’t seen on the laser reprinted version.

Thanks and wiggle on folks

The reproduction is  courtesy of Brighton museum and I’m also hoping they are taking me up and reblogging my article on museums and mental health, I’m hoping for practical blogging help soon and I think I maybe able to start adding videos soon and give the blog a new look with some of the pictures being clips of pieces in their  entirety.

If those with media accounts like Reddit Digg or others like BlogLovn could you please think and where possible find a home for some of my pages that would be great I think some are relivant and interesting yet posting myself is classed as self promotion.

Its not easy on some formats and now when even posting pictures the anxiety is palpable yet I will persevere as I know some just troll for the fun of it others don’t get what’s going on here or the actual achievement I have made and some are just naive but on the whole most are very nice indeed loving wiggles and guiding me on.

Thank you again to those supporting from around the world Collectibulldogs cannot achieve its goals without you folks and the kind things some are doing to help us grow, please feel free to contact me if you want to blog here ask@collectibulldogs.com.  Until next time folks happy collecting.

Our furoms need you

 

 

BULLY POETRY by LIZ HESLOP

Hi readers I woke again at a silly time of night mid night to be precise so I have just made a drink and will sit and read some poetry I have found amongst my books, the poet is a Mrs Liz Heslop and is dated from the early 80s and at the time all proceeds went to her favourite rescues. Instead of doing a long blog I thought you folks could enjoy some yourselves so I have included some for you to read and I hope you enjoy them as I do…

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