The dogs keeping office workers company through lockdown

The dogs keeping office workers company through lockdown

Taking her French bulldog Archie into the office has also helped Kat Bailey cope mentally with lockdown by giving her a much-needed daily routine.Ferris, who runs a recruitment company, had to furlough her colleague when England went back into lockdown in November, and says the office felt really lonely without her.

From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983

From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983

According to the National Mouse Club, ‘the mouse should be long in body, with long clean head, not too fine or pointed at the nose; the eyes should be large, bold and prominent; the ears large and tulip-shaped, free from creases, carried erect with plenty of width between them …’ There were fashions in mouse colours, too.

Why does The Queen love corgis and how many does she have?

Why does The Queen love corgis and how many does she have?

Queen Elizabeth II received her first corgi when she was seven (Picture: Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)In 1933, when Her Majesty was seven years old, her father King George VI brought home Dookie, a Pembrokeshire Welsh corgi.

From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?

From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?

For the Observer Magazine of 20 June 1982, Eva Kendall found out why cats in particular were on the verge of becoming Britain’s most popular pets (‘The Cult of the Cat’).‘Their stillness has a spiritual quality,’ one cat breeder told Kendall.

Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

It is just after 11pm and I am in the garden in a downpour that began precisely as I stepped outside, searching for the tortoise by the light of my phone.“I suppose it would be terrible if he were to sadly pass,” my wife says.

Dog has one of largest litters ever - after neutering appointment cancelled

Dog has one of largest litters ever - after neutering appointment cancelled

(Picture: SWNS)Mary Killing had planned to get her dogs Bella and Archie neutered back in March but the appointment had to be cancelled because of coronavirus.Mary Killing with her dogs Bella and Archie (Picture: Brendan Gleeson / SWNS).

Adorable dog shows his love by sitting on top of his much smaller doggy sibling

Adorable dog shows his love by sitting on top of his much smaller doggy sibling

Jennifer and her husband have four dogs in total; they got Archie when he was eight weeks old, and also look after his adoptive siblings Bruce and Annie.

Dachshund won't let his short legs stop his dream of being a sheepdog

Dachshund won't let his short legs stop his dream of being a sheepdog

Archie on the farm (Picture: Ebony Hewitt)‘Archie would almost be my pick if I had to choose – he is small and has very fast little legs which means he can get around the sheep with ease and speed.

Husky dumped by breeder for looking ‘weird’ is desperately searching for a home

Husky dumped by breeder for looking ‘weird’ is desperately searching for a home

Jubilee was ditched by a breeder because of her ‘weird’ looks Picture: Husky House)Can you help Jubilee find the loving home she deserves?Jubilee is also a little shy (Picture: @HuskyHouseNJ)She cannot live with other cats but likes other dogs, and will need plenty of space for exercise.

Rescue dog with a wonky face is searching for a loving home

Rescue dog with a wonky face is searching for a loving home

She was born in Romania to a stray (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Her facial deformity doesn’t hold her back, as Bethany can eat, drink, run and play just like any other dog.

From the archive: Britain’s most exclusive doghouse, 1991

From the archive: Britain’s most exclusive doghouse, 1991

reporter, Martin Plimmer, went along to Alicia and Bill Eykyn’s Featherbed Country Club for Dogs in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – where pets can stay for £125 a week, or £265 in today’s money (or to put it another way, four times as much as my student room cost at the time) – to find out about this piece of ‘canine heaven’.

Call to train British guide dogs – archive, 8 October 1934

Call to train British guide dogs – archive, 8 October 1934

Owing to quarantine difficulties dogs trained abroad could not be imported into England, but the British Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Committee had been formed to train dogs in this country.

Travel website is searching for dog critic to rate the best pet-friendly hotels

Travel website is searching for dog critic to rate the best pet-friendly hotels

The winner will get to review 10 hotels across the world (Picture: )The site now has a new category in its annual Loved by Guests awards: Best for Pets to help pet-owners find the best place to stay for them and their furry friend.

From the archive: PG Wodehouse and the love of dogs

From the archive: PG Wodehouse and the love of dogs

The Observer Magazine of 9 March 1975 featured PG Wodehouse writing about his dogs (‘Pekes, hounds and mutts I have known’). But when Sammy died, confesses Wodehouse, ‘I made what I think was a mistake by appointing as his successor an Aberdeen terrier who was supposed (though he seldom did) to answer to the name of Angus.

Mini Labradoodle says he was called Archie Harrison first

Mini Labradoodle says he was called Archie Harrison first

It seems there’s more than one cute Archie in town (Picture: Twitter/TomH)A little Labradoodle has had his thunder stolen after the newborn royal baby took his name today.

​​4 rules of pack structure

​​4 rules of pack structure

The best way to teach this to your pets is to follow the method wolves use to maintain their hierarchies. Feeding : In a pack, it is the right of the dominant animals to eat first.

Vegan explains why she’s switched her dog to a plant-based diet too

Vegan explains why she’s switched her dog to a plant-based diet too

Sarah soon transitioned her dog Brioche onto a plant-based diet (Picture: Sarah E Brioche/ Facebook)Sarah wasn’t aware that dogs could live on vegan foods but began researching when she decided to give up meat and dairy products herself.

6 Beagle Gifts for Beagle Lovers

6 Beagle Gifts for Beagle Lovers

Wine glasses need not be excluded from Beagle gifts for dog lovers, and this set features adorable, hand-sandblasted images on stemless wine glasses. When searching for the perfect dog gifts for Beagle lovers, it would be impossible to pass up a decorative street sign that reads “Beagle Blvd” on both sides.

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

The proceeds help animals in need (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images) Now the organisers are searching for the hottest firefighters in the world (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images)Following the global success of the project, the organisers are now looking to globalise their search for sexy firefighters.

Bodycam footage shows police officer rescuing dog from house fire

Bodycam footage shows police officer rescuing dog from house fire

Police have released footage of the moment a dog was rescued from a house fire in the US state of Virginia. Mr Moore can be seen in the footage searching the smoke-filled house for the dog and comforting the family pet before carrying it to safety.