Instagram and Blog Posts

A selection of Robert’s @MyDogPosts from Instagram, and writing and posts on dogs from his blog RobertFairhead.com and TallAndTrue.com, an online magazine, blog and forum for writers, readers and publishers.

Blog Posts on Dogs

My Good Dog Muse

My Good Dog Muse

I met Harry when he was six months old. He was the last of his litter, hiding under a kitchen table. When the breeder dragged him out, Harry flopped his head on my leg and looked up at me with worried, brown eyes. A bond formed between us. It was more than dog and owner. Harry became my muse.

Can I Pat That Dog

Can I Pat That Dog

When my son was a five-year-old, I gave a talk at his child care centre called, Can I Pat That Dog? I based it on a book of the same title written by Susan McLaine. And though it’s over ten years since that visit and my “little boy” now towers over me, I still highly recommend the book.

A Forever Home

A Forever Home

Jet joined our family on the 8th March 2014. It had been two-and-half years since we’d lost our dear old Lab, Harry, and Jet was just on two-and-half years old at the time. It seemed a good omen.

My First Dog

My First Dog

When I was 10 years old I pestered my parents into letting me have my first dog. I researched breeds in the library and decided upon a yellow Labrador Retriever. I was in boy heaven when we brought home my new puppy, whom I named, Duke.

Not Just for Xmas

Not Just for Xmas

As a volunteer instructor at a local dog club, I’m often asked for advice on choosing a dog. A common misconception among prospective dog owners is that the main concern is matching a dog to your living area.

A Well Trained Dog

A Well Trained Dog

Walking to the local coffee shop one morning, my dog, Harry, besides me on-leash, I overheard a passer-by compliment, “Look at that well-trained dog.” “Nah,” retorted another. “You should see the two big dogs outside the coffee shop. They walk off-leash.”

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