Pickles is in a Pickle!


This week my blog is all about pickles!

… and I am not referring to pickled gherkins, but rather, a gorgeous gal named Pickles and our Competition prize the howling good best seller ‘Pets in a Pickle’.  So please read on …

Meet Pickles:

Who can resist those big brown eyes?

Pickles is a two-year old English working cocker spaniel who loves chasing squirrels and playing with her ball, and yes lads she is single!

Pickles however is not just a pretty face, this classy gal has a career in high finance. Pickles is Top Paw in fund-raising at Medical Detection Dogs.  Pickles loves a challenge so she has set a goal to raise £100,000 (US $ 150,000) in the next twelve months to fund the training of ten Medical Alert Assistance Dogs or Cancer Detection Dogs like Kiska:

Kiska is training to be a Hypo Alert Dog.

Rescue dogs coming to the rescue of humans:  What is really brilliant is all the Medical Detection Dogs Pickles is funding are either donated or come from rescues like special Medical Alert Dog Coco:

What a handsome lad enjoying his doggie chocolate, and he certainly doesn’t need a Tubby Challenge!

Coco keeps in shape with tennis balls, swimming, and romping with his brother Udo.  He also likes his fruit and veggies and his doggie chocolate.

Who would believe that Coco was once a teenage hooligan.  His original owners could not cope with his exuberance and mischief.  Fortunately for Coco  the trainer at the puppy class he attended also helped Medical Detection Dogs and spotted his potential.  Coco was signed over to Medical Detection Dogs by his original owners when he was eight months old and with training, patience, love & direction he has become a brilliant little chap and the only scientifically proven Addison’s alert dog in the world – Wow!  Coco saves the life of his human Karen on a daily basis, check out his video.

Pickles Sniff 5000 campaign

Now £100,000 ($ 150,000) is a lot of bonios to raise to fund the training of dogs like Coco and Kiska. Pickles is however a very clever pups and she has calculated that if 5000 four paw friends each donated £5 a paw ($7.5) she would reach her goal, so she has launched a special campaign “Sniff 5000, dogs helping dogs save lives”

Pickles checking bonio stock prices

Pickles is however in a Pickle!

Pickles needs her four-paw pals to help her reach her goal. I know many of you reading this blog have already generously donated, but could you please help give Pickles a woof and spread the word by pee-mailing this blog to your four-paw chums, or posting on your twitter and Facebook accounts?  You may also like to consider becoming a special Fund Raising Dog?

Join The Pickles Fan Club – become a special ‘Fund Raising Dog’

Jack: “Lads, do you think I am in with a chance with Pickles?” Winslow: “can you count to 5000?”

Pals, why not join The Pickles Fan Club, like Winslow, Jack and myself and become a special “Fundraising Dog” to help raise funds and awareness for these special dogs who save lives?

It is very easy, helping distribute leaflets while on walks, which means more walks, and attending dog shows, so lots of extra attention and treats.  If you think you might be interested please e-mail Pickles at sniff5000@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk or leave a message on my blog to receive an information pack.

….. and if you happen to find any loose change please consider popping into our Just Giving box to help Pickles reach her goal.

“always room for a few more pennies”


Wow, do we have a great prize for the lucky winner this week.

We have a signed copy of the best seller ‘Pets in a Pickle’.

Warning, this book does contain that rather naughty four lettered word V.E.T.S.  However you will be laughing your paws off following the hilarious stories of a young vet and some mischievous animal pals!  We were lucky enough to meet the author Malcolm Welshman in London and he is a smashing chap.

How to enter:

All you have to do is Guess the weight of the lovely Pickles:

Pickles  favourite foods are smoked salmon and home-baked cod with a topping of grated cheese – Yum! ( I wonder if her chef could give my staff cookery lessons)

Submit your answer in the Leave a Reply/Comments Box below for a chance to win.  (If the box is not visible, click on ‘Replies’ at the bottom of the post or the ‘bubble’ at the top of the blog by the blog title)

You can answer in pounds (lbs) or kilograms (kg) but please state which measurement you are using.

If we receive more than one correct answer, there will be a draw for the winner.  If there are no correct answers, the closest guess wins.

The Competition closes next Sunday 19 February.

Good Luck!


The gorgeous Miss Pickles weighs exactly 12 kg which is 26.46 lbs.

Announcing the winner of our Competition:

*drum roll please*

The nearest correct answer is from Arran at WaggyTailsPhotography.co.uk with 11.4 kgs


Big Paw Wave,
Mr. Kipling