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'International Dog Day' 🐾 26th August



"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." Josh Billings


"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail." Kinky Friedman





INTRODUCTIONS



Has anyone got or had a dog?


(Has anyone a photo of their dog on their phone to show around?)


What are/were their names/breeds?



What are some of the good things about dogs?


- LOYALTY, AFFECTION, LICKS, TAIL WAGS, GOING FOR WALKS



What about some of the not so good things?


- SEPARATION ANXIETY, AGGRESSION, FLEAS, PICKING UP POO, RESPONSIBILITY




Our wonderful dogs. Nala, a failed sheepdog, afraid of her own shadow, but chilled and comfortable at home & Lady Sadie, a Romanian rescue with a beautiful soul ❤️





IDIOMS


Complete these idioms about dogs:


(Some clues in brackets)



Man's best - FRIEND (as the old saying goes)


Shaggy dog - STORY (tall tale)


Raining cats and - DOGS (hammering down)


Like a dog with two - TAILS (excited)


Dog - TIRED (knackered)


Dog - ROUGH (feeling really ill)


It's a dog's - LIFE (some people have it hard)


Dog's - DINNER (a mess or a muddle)


Let sleeping dogs - LIE (don't interfere)


His bark is worse than - HIS BITE (his actions won't be nearly as bad as his words)


Gone to the - DOGS (dilapidated or dishevelled)


Doggy - BAG (given after a meal for taking home leftovers)


It's a dog eat dog - WORLD (ruthless competition)


Sick as a - DOG (again, feeling really ill)


Can't teach an old dog - NEW TRICKS (people don't abandon their old habits or ways)


The tail that wagged the - DOG (a small or unimportant thing is controlling the whole situation)


Dog and - BONE (Phone – Cockney Rhyming Slang)


Dog - EARED (tattered)


Dogs - BODY (somebody who is put upon for tasks others should perform)


Puppy dog - EYES (pleading expression)


Puppy - LOVE (unfailing unquestionable affection)


Work like a - DOG (work really hard)


Every dog has it's - DAY (good things come to those who wait)


Call the dogs - OFF (give up or let something go)


Under - DOG (low in the pecking order)


In the dog - HOUSE ( you've done something wrong)


See a man about a - DOG (go for a wee)


Fight like cat and - DOG (diametrically opposed)


Hair of the - DOG (cure for a hangover)





What are boys made of? - SLUGS AND SNAILS AND PUPPY DOG TAILS


And girls? - SUGAR AND SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE






REMINSCENCE SONGS


Here's a few doggy songs from our childhood to play, if members want to sing along with them.








MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ



Round 1. Cartoon Dogs



Name the two Disney dogs & which one could speak?

Name the character & his dog?

Name the sheriff?

Name the character & his dog. Name the comic they featured in?

Name the character & his dog. Name the comic strip?

Name the superhero & what was his job?

Name the owner & his dog? What was the name of the car chase TV show?

Name the dog & cat?

Name the hound? Where was he from?

Name the dog & his master? What vehicle did they ride in?

Name the family & their dog?

Name the dog & the cat and mouse chase TV show?




Song break. 'He's A Tramp', Peggy Lee - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhJcyrkfjQg


What breed of dog was Lady?

What about Tramp?





Round 2. Famous Dogs & Owners



Name the dog & the record label?

Name the dog breed & the toilet roll product?

Name the dog breed & the paint?

Name the dog breed & the insurer?

Name the dog & his master? What was their favourite cheese?

Name the dog & his master?

Name the dog & his master?

Name the dog trainer? What was her catchphrase?

Name the dog & his master? Name the TV show?

Name the lady & her favourite breed of dog?

Name the TV presenter & what was the name of his TV show? Where was it set?

Name the ex PM & his dog?




What TV chef had a dog called 'Chalkie'? (It is now a popular beer!)

In which seaside town did he become famous?


Here is that classic TV clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJX9V9M6xE4



Name the dog and his owner?

What show did they win and in which year?





Song break. 'Puppy Love', Donny Osmond - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMy4VbQyoGk


Name either of his other two UK number 1 hits?





Round 3. Art & Literature



Name the silent era film star & what was his dog's name and breed?

Name the actress & her movie dog?

Name the actors? Who wrote the book?

Name the 'Famous Five' dog? Who wrote the books?

Name 'Peter Pan's' dog? Who wrote the book?

Name the 1989 movie & who starred in it?

Name the 1992 movie & what breed of dog was he?

Name the 1996 movie & who starred as the villain? What was her character's name?

Name the 1981 horror movie & when do the infected 'turn'?




Song break. 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', Judy Garland - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU


Name the characters, including the dog? & What was they all looking for?





Round 4. Dogs On TV



Name the dog & the family?

Name the TV show & the characters?

Name the TV show & the characters?

Name the dog & his bear and panda friends?

Name the TV show & dog? Name the actor?

Name the TV dog & the puppeteer?

Name the TV series, the vet & the dog?

Name the TV soap, the character & her dog?

Name the pub, the character & his dog?

Name the TV show & the actor?

Name the TV show, the dog and the actor?

Name the TV show & the puppet dog?


& there's this American TV show, about a stray dog ... Can anyone name it, before you play the TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT15Gd81xa8













Song break. 'Hound Dog', Elvis Presley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMmljYkdr-w


What were his two nicknames?






'I Love My Dog', Cat Stephens - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcqk_SEsLPU


What is his name now?



'Get Down', Gilbert O'Sullivan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMmljYkdr-w


Why was the title of his other hit about a young girl?



'Me And You And A Dog Named Boo', Los Lobo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6lgsH-z1pc


What breed of dog features on the cover?




What breed of dog features on the cover?



'Hounds Of Love', Kate Bush - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VerK4zwMRQw


What breed of dog feature on the cover?





Final song. 'Wild Rover', The Dubliners - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_4KboYi40I


Words are included for a massive sing along.


While the song plays, for extra points, think of some common dog's names?


Why was 'Fido' a common name for a dog?







Complete these dog breed names?



Mexican - (Smallest dog in the world)


English -


French -


Cocker -


Jack -


Golden -


King Charles Cavalier -


German -


West Highland -


Welsh -


Saint - (Carries brandy around it's neck)


Great -


Yorkshire -


Doberman -


Rough Border -


Staffordshire -


Basset -


English Springer -


Sausage - (Proper name Daschund)


Irish - (Biggest dog in the world)



Finally, what is the biggest breed of dog?

& the most valuable dog in the UK?

& the smallest dog in the world?



Standing on it's hand legs at 7 feet

Selling at £27,000

4 inches tall & weighed 1kg







IDEAS FOR PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES



Perhaps if you have time to plan ahead, you might be able to register for visits from a 'PAT - Pets As Therapy' dog? - https://petsastherapy.org/


Alternatively, perhaps a member or their supporter has a well behaved dog who could pay a short visit? (Bear in mind some members may not be dog lovers!)


Or you could have members fashion some dogs out of modelling clay.


A good old fashioned game of 'Catch' is also an enjoyable physical activity.






Round 1 Answers


Name the two Disney dogs & which one could speak? Pluto & Goofy / Goofy could talk

Name the character & his dog? (Herges Adventures Of) Tin Tin & Snowy

Name the sheriff? Deputy Dawg

Name the character & his dog. Name the comic they featured in? Dennis The Menace & Gnasher / 'The Beano'

Name the character & his dog. Name the comic strip? Charlie Brown & Snoopy / 'Peanuts'

Name the superhero & what was his job? Hong Kong Phooey / Mild mannered janitor

Name the owner & his dog? What was the name of the car chase TV show? Dick Dastardly & Mutley / 'Wacky Races'

Name the dog & cat? Rhubarb & Custard

Name the hound? Where was he from? Huckleberry Hound / Tennessee

Name the dog & his master? What vehicle did they ride in? Scooby Doo & Shaggy / The Mystery Machine

Name the family & their dog? The Simpsons / Santa's Little Helper

Name the dog & the cat and mouse chase TV show? Spike / Tom & Jerry



Round 2 Answers


Name the dog & the record label? Nipper / HMV

Name the dog breed & the toilet roll product? Labrador / Andrex

Name the dog breed & the paint? Old English Sheepdog / Dulux

Name the dog breed & the insurer? British Bulldog / Churchill

Name the dog & his master? What was their favourite cheese? Wallace & Gromit / Wensleydale

Name the dog & his master? Bernie Winters / Schnorbitz

Name the dog & his master? Clement Freud / Henry

Name the dog trainer? What was her catchphrase? Barbara Woodhouse / "Walkies!" or "Sit!"

Name the dog & his master? Name the TV show? John Noakes / Shep ("Get down, Shep!")

Name the lady & her favourite breed of dog? HM Queen Elizabeth 11 / Corgis

Name the TV presenter & what was the name of his TV show? Where was it set? Paul O'Grady / 'For The Love Of Bogs' / Battersea Dogs Home

Name the ex PM & his dog? Boris Johnson / Dylan


Rick Stein / Padstow


Ashleigh / Pudsey


'The Twelfth Of Never' & 'Young Love'



Round 3 Answers


Name the silent era film star & what was his dog's name and breed? Charlie Chaplin / Scraps

Name the actress & her movie dog? Elizabeth Taylor / Lassie

Name the actors? Who wrote the book? Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Name the 'Famous Five' dog? Who wrote the books? Timmy / Enid Blyton

Name 'Peter Pan's' dog? Who wrote the book? Nana / J.M. Barrie

Name the 1989 movie & who starred in it? 'Turner And Hooch' / Tom Hanks

Name the 1992 movie & what breed of dog was he? 'Beethoven' / St Bernard

Name the 1996 movie & who starred as the villain? What was her character's name? '101 Dalmatians / Cruella DeVille / Glenn Close

Name the 1981 horror movie & when do the infected 'turn'? 'An American Werewolf In London' / Full Moon


Toto / Dorothy was looking to go home (by clicking her heels together)

Tin Man was looking for a heart

Cowardly Lion was looking for courage

Scarecrow was looking for a brain



Round 4 Answers


Name the dog & the family? Spotty Dog / 'The Woodentops'

Name the TV show & the characters? 'The Magic Roundabout' / Dougal, Florence, Zebedee, Dylan, Brian & Ermintrude

Name the TV show & the characters? 'Hector's House' / Kiki & Zaza

Name the dog & his bear and panda friends? Sweep / Sooty & Soo

Name the TV show & dog? Name the actor? K9 / 'Doctor Who' / Tom Baker

Name the TV dog & the puppeteer? Spit The Dog / Bob Carolegees

Name the TV series, the vet & the dog? 'All Creatures Great And Small' / James Herriott / Tricki Woo

Name the TV soap, the character & her dog? 'Eastenders' / Ethel / Little Willy

Name the pub, the character & his dog? 'Queen Vic' / Robbie Fowler / Wellard

Name the TV show & the actor? Hamish Mc Beth / Robert Carlyle

Name the TV show, the dog and the actor? 'Downton Abbey' / Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) / Isis (a tribute to the Tutankhamun exhibition based at Highclere Castle - Lord Carnarvon funded Howard Carter's 1922 excavation)

Name the TV show & the puppet dog? 'The Muppets' / Ralph


'The King Of Rock And Roll' / "Elvis The Pelvis"


Yusuf Muhammed


'Oh Clare'


Old English Sheepdog


Greyhound


Weimaraner


'Fido' is Latin for 'Faithful'



Border - Collie (Most valuable dod in the UK


Irish - WOLFHOUND (Biggest dog in the world)


Mexican - CHIHAUHUA (Smallest dog in the world)


English - BULLDOG


French - POODLE


Jack - RUSSELL


Golden - RETRIEVER


King Charles Cavalier - SPANIEL


German - SHEPHERD


West Highland - WHITE TERRIER


Welsh - CORGI / SHEEPDOG


Saint - BERNARD (Carries brandy around it's neck)


Great - DANE


Yorkshire - TERRIER


Doberman - PINCER


Rough Border - COLLIE


Staffordshire - BULL TERRIER


Basset - HOUND


English Springer - SPANIEL


Sausage - DOG (Proper name Daschund)






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