Award: Biggest Ears
Award: Toothiest smile
Award: Most Ginger
Age: 11 months
Breed: German spitz klein
Job Role: that one colleague that doesn’t pull their weight, had an attitude and a complete slacker but gets away with it due to being so cute.
Likes: food, even when it isn’t food including the neighbours cat poop. Being brushed, being a lazy so and so.
Dislikes: being told what to do.
Lockdown Shenanigans: Deciding to eat/destroy my humans shoes and alllllll of the toilet roll (including a Santa one that they were keeping in case of emergency) which in the current situation was not cool when they couldn’t get any for love nor money. Later that afternoon projectile vomiting over my humans dressing gown because of eating so much toilet roll which was coated in Shea butter....
Award: Best Lockdown Shenanigans
Age: 18 months
Breed: Great Dane
Job Role: Mallow Magic Mutt Chief of Security
Likes: Digging, getting wet and muddy
Dislikes: Being told no, he answers back!
Lockdown Shenanigans: Trying to dig up my Human’s rhododendron, climbing on the furniture, spying on the neighbors and cleaning the windows! See pictures!
Award: Most Mahoosive
Name: David Martin aka Dave
Breed: Big fluffy ginge!
Job Role: Admin support, always there to lend a paw
Likes: Napping and Dreamies
Dislikes: Being flead, he doesn’t talk to his human for at least a day!
Lockdown Shenanigans: Brought in a live mouse that's been under the fridge for 2 days now.
Award: Most Tech Savvy
Job Role: PA to company director a.k.a Mummy
Likes: To be stroked every hour of every day
Lockdown Shenanigans: Has managed to gain the power to tell time and will relentlessly pest at 6am, 12pm and 6pm until he’s fed. Spends most of the day in the window barking at pigeons.
Award: Most Organised
Name: Eddie aka Mr Puds
Age: 6 years
Breed: Slug cat
Job role: Chief layabout and video conference mascot
Likes: Continuously meowing at colleagues, sleeping on top of any laptop, paperwork or in any sink!
Dislikes: Not being constantly cuddled or kissed. Also dislike that arsehole ginger cat from next door!
Lockdown Shenanigans: Catching first mouse at the new house and leaving it displayed out on the patio!
Award: Most Cuddliest
Breed: Jack Russel / Whippet
Job Role: Editing Assistant, House Manager
Likes: His ball, spooning under the blanket, bananas, hot baths and runs in the wind
Dislikes: Being cold, the hoover, staying in his own bed
Lockdown Shenanigans: With all of our quality time together, we’ve finally been able to do the all important “snoot” trick, where he’ll run from wherever he is to pop his head through the hole in your hands. It makes me snort laugh every time. He’s also decided to be my bodyguard, leading me into every room, grumbling at shadows to keep them away and making sure I wake up early. He’s a keeper!
Award: Most Photogenic
Name: Super T
Age: 8 years old
Breed: British Shorthair
Job Role: Office assistant/style guru/lap warmer
Likes: Dreamies, ham and well drafted, concise email correspondence
Dislikes: Hoovers, loud noises and super long conference calls
Lockdown Shenanigans: I like to walk over my human’s laptop when she is typing, miaow loudly when she is on the phone so all others hear my thoughts and I try to eat all the pen lids.
Award: Best Work Attire
Name: Wilbur - @wilbur_the_saus on Instagram
Breed: Miniature Dachshund
Job Role: Assistant snack eater
Likes: Snacks, tummy rubs, barking at anyone who walks past the window & toilet roll tubes
Dislikes: The black cat that sits on the shed flicking its tail, cucumber & being in a different room to me
Lockdown Shenanigans: Told off the postman, the bin men & the kids at the bottom of the garden; faked needing a pee in an attempt at an extra treat on more than one occasion, ate the ears and legs off a squeaky dog, featured in the morning Skype meetings more than once and barked furiously at a delivery man during a conference call 😂
Name: Jeremy aka Jezza - @jeremy_the_siamese on instagram
Age: 10 months
Job Role: House Clown
Likes: Yelling at his human slaves
Dislikes: Being locked out of a room
Lockdown Shenanigans: Chasing bees in the garden (he gets told off for that!), drinking out of the toilet (gets told off for that too!), WWE SmackDown style play fights with the dog, walking around shouting trying to find his humans despite them not moving since the last time he last saw them & parkouring off the windows, walls, shelves, sofa...basically a ball of pent up energy!
Award: Bluest Eyes
Age: 3 and a half
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Job Role: Chief Lap Warmer
Likes: Licking everything and everyone, eating food that isn't hers and belly rubs.
Dislikes: Bath time, and the 4pm finance deadline.
Lockdown Shenanigans: So far she's managed to create a Rey shaped dent in the sofa cushion, hit the TV by flinging one of her toys across the room and star in the odd Zoom team meeting.
Award: Cutest Smile
Name: Albert Bell
Age: 2 years & 330 days
Breed: British Blue
Job Role: Assistant Designer
Likes: Tuna, snuggles, pink & liberty prints
Dislikes: Being on my own, Dreamies, daddy sitting in my spot on the sofa!
Lockdown Shenanigans: Rolling around on the rug, inspecting products, directing photo shoots
Award: Most likely to rock the photoshoot
Name: Kiwi (after the country)
Age: 1 year
Breed: Basset Hound
Job Role: Chief napper and sofa slug
Likes: Frolicking in fields, ignoring mum and dads requests and eating socks
Dislikes: Gets serious FOMO and must be on a lap at all times
Lockdown shenanigans: Pizza theft, work distraction, sleeping in late and breaking social distancing with other dogs because she can't resist a sniff
Award: Floppiest Ears
Breed: Cat - Long haired Ragdoll mix
Job Role: Desk Clerk/Cuddle extraordinaire
Likes: Naps, his mousie, being brushed and boxes!
Dislikes: The doorbell, nail clips and windy days
Lockdown Shenanigans: Stealing socks and sleeping on the job
Award: Most likely to Murder their Human
Age: 15 Months
Breed: French Bulldog x Chinese Crested
Job Role: Guardian of Curiosities
Likes: Attention, food, being worshiped and putting the lotion on
Dislikes: Horses, any animal on TV and not being worshiped
Lockdown Shenanigans: Eating my humans food, ended the life of a lego man.
Award: Most Unique
Name: Colin Jefferson
Age: 7 and 3 quarters
Job role: Chief Licker (Main roles include: licking his arse, licking me, licking the furniture, licking his brother Keith)
Likes: Licking things, eating earplugs, Top Gear, catnip and bitches
Dislikes: Loud noises, Mrs Browns Boys, the taste of his brothers arse, parsnips
Lockdown Shenanigans: Enjoying climbing over the humans keyboard and phone, liking random shit on facebook with his jellybean toes.
Award: Most Lickiest
Name : Castor Troy
Breed: Loaf-Supreme, Breathing Potato - but most commonly known as Pug
Job Role: Human Resnortses (which is ironic as he is known for his curmudgeon-y personality.)
Likes: Making his voice heard during conference calls and being picked up when his coworkers are trying to finish reports
Dislikes: Waking up before 9am - not made for that office life!
Lockdown Shenanigans : Going a little stir crazy with the same walking routes every day. He has taken to ‘spicing things up’ by escaping into the horse field by the house to try and play with the ‘big dogs’ (audience, they are actually horses.)
Award: Drunkest Pooch
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Job Role: Garden Supervisor
Likes: Sun Bathing & Chasing (Sometimes catching) Birds
Dislikes: The neighbours dogs & Rain
Lockdown Shenanigans: Sidney has become accustomed to her Father Vacuuming the grass and helping along. She's also remembered her love of sunbathing due to the fantastic weather we've been having.
Award: Most Swagger
Dawson & Jenson
Names: Dawson and Jenson
Breeds: Dawson is a Jack Russel cross (not sure with what) and Jenson is a Cavapoo
Job Role: Keeping my humans bed warm for when they finish working
Likes: Dawson likes eating absolutely everything (including trainers and flip flops) and Jenson likes attention
Dislikes: Dawson hates strangers and Jenson is terrified of feathers
Lockdown Shenanigans: Dawson has spent most of lockdown trying to get into my bed under the covers, and he keeps getting wrappers out of the bin and leaving them all over the house. He also has been sitting up at the dinner table with us every night whilst we eat dinner!! Jenson keeps escaping out of the front door and saying hi to all our neighbours.
Award: Dawson: Best Table Etiquette
Jenson: Most Sociable
Age: 14 months
Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Job Role: Model
Dislikes: Modelling 😂
Lockdown Shenanigans: Hiding from my children amongst all the Flamingo Bridal dress bags ... not understanding social distancing and bounding up to everyone she sees to play, modelling a vintage 1970s veil as we have to social distance from our usual models
Award: Most Graceful
Name: Toto (obvs)
Breed: Chihuahua (bit of Pom which is where I get my floofy tail)
Job Role: Professional cuddler
Likes: Sausage, Roast dinners, peas, favourite toy is my soft lion, laying on anything soft even if it's my mummies washing, licking soft materials, being lazy and sleeping.
Dislikes: Other dogs, paws being touched, anyone being mean to each each other even though they say it's only play fighting.
Lockdown Shenanigans: Met my sisters hamster- Hammy Girl, I don't think I like her, I growl at her to let her know. I've been on daily walks and frolicked in the bluebells and let my human children give me a haircut (see photo on right).
Award: Most Floofiest
Age: Almost 2
Job Role: Chief of entertainment
Likes: being sneaky, going on dog walks, rolling in grit
Dislikes: strangers, loud noises, empty food bowl
Lockdown shenanigans: Stealing the dogs bed, surprise human attacks, demanding food
Award: Most Hungry
Age: 11 3/4
Breed: Border Terrier
Job Role: Dog police
Likes: jumpers, blankets and pillows, naps
Dislikes: the cold, the sound of the gate, olives
Lockdown shenanigans: digging holes in the garden, many, many naps, thinking oranges are balls
Award: Best Beard
Breed: Moggy (Cross Persian with sommat else)
Job Role: Supervisor of Humans (Especially the Music Man) / Chief of Disturbances
Likes: To meowk conversations, yoga in the garden after a long day
Dislikes: The sound of tin foil
Lockdown Shenanigans: Being socially irresponsible and entering other people's houses and refusing to move without treats / coercion!
Award: Most likely to be a Famous Musician
Sooty, Betty & Charley
Names : Sooty, Betty and Charley (otherwise known as Assistant, Chief Mouser and Cat in training)
Age: 14 (grumpy old aged), 7 (respectable middle age) and 4 (disruptive teenager!)
Breed: All moggies though Charley is mostly Siberian Forest Cat with a little bit of Norwegian Forest Cat mixed in as his back legs are longer than his front ones. It makes him look like the cat out of the Adams Family when he walks!
Job Role: Assistant, Chief Mouser and Cat in training
Likes: Sleeping, Napping, Exploring, Dreamies
Dislikes: Cheap cat food, Pushing open the cat flap (too posh to push!), Strangers
Lockdown Shenanigans: Multiple changes in napping locations, demanding snuggles in the middle of the night (Mainly Betty), numerous instances of feral cat behaviour - random scratching of Daddy (Charley), Running around the garden like lambs!
Award: Sooty: Most Posh
Betty: Most Snuggly
Charley: Best Mouser
Age: 2 and a half
Job Role: Senior Office Morale Coordinator
Likes: Treats / Agility Classes / The beach / Tummy tickles
Dislikes: Putting on her raincoat / Strange noises from the outside / Cats
Lockdown Shenanigans: CiCi has kept spirits up around the house as both dog-mum & dad are working from home. The homemade agility course in the garden went down a storm. This lockdown thing is really working out for her as she gets her people home all day long!
Award: Best Pose
Age: 11 months
Breed: Calico cat
Job Role: Furloughed like my human. I'm keeping my human busy helping her with reading, crafting and napping!
Likes: Dreamies treats, my fish on a string toy and lots of attention.
Dislikes: Being brushed, being made to move off of the armchair and when the fire alarm goes off by mistake.
Lockdown shenanigans: On lockdown there has been lots of naps, confusion why everyone has been home a lot more and “helping” doing clear outs.
Award: Pinkest Nose
Age: 2 and a half
Breed: Half Pixie Bob / half Bengal
Job Role: The most helpful PA
Likes: Watching our hamster Pumpkin, lying on warm spots on the carpet, sitting on the roof, tuna from a tin, playing with her boyfriend Major from next door, being held like a baby.
Dislikes: the bin men, being touched when she is not in the mood, cheap cat food, being held like a baby!
Lockdown Shenanigans: Lockdown has encouraged her to like us being around more - so when we go for a walk around the block she comes with us - like a doggy - only not on the lead. She has also enjoyed a bit of dress up although the tail swishing may say otherwise!