Westies in the snow

Westies in the snow

Here in New Zealand it is hot and sunny – far too hot for this little Westie! It is too hot to lie in the sun puddles for very long, I am doing most of my napping in the shade these days.

It is a very different story in England though! I have been barking with my cousin, Lady, on the compawter. Lady is also a West Highland White Terrier, and she lives in Kent, England, where they had 15cm of snow last week!

If you’ve read my cartoon Westie book, you’ll have met my cousin Lady already. Here’s one of the cartoons where we’re talking about snow:

Westie cartoon about snow























That cartoon was inspired by a very real event. Here’s a photo of my cousin Lady in the snow!

This is my cousin, Lady, in the snow in England!

This is my cousin, Lady, in the snow in England!














I bet Lady had lots of adventures, being almost invisible like that! What fun!

Me, I have never seen snow – it doesn’t snow here in Auckland, New Zealand. It snows in other places in New Zealand, but not here. I’m not sure if I’d like snow or not.

Does your doglike the snow?

Love ‘n’ licks,

Minnie x


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Meet my friends: Lady, my Westie cousin in England

Meet my friends: Lady, my Westie cousin in England

Last time I you met my cartoon buddies Morris and Flo. Now I’d like you to meet Lady, my cousin in England, who is also a West Highland White Terrier.

Lady and I have never met, but we’ve woofed at each other over the computer quite often!











Meet the real-life Lady

Lady in my cartoons is based on a real life Westie called Lady. The real Lady lives in Kent, England, with my grandad.

Here’s a photo of the real-life Lady the Westie:

Lady the Westie











Why are there so many Westies?

You may be wondering why there are so many Westies in my life (real life and cartoon life).

Why so many Westies, rather than any other kind of dog?

It’s like this. My grandad was the first person to get a Westie (Lady). My mum loved Lady so much that a few years later she also got a West Highland White Terrier (me, Minnie). Then our neighbours loved me so much that they wanted a Westie too, so they got Morris (my boyfriend).

(Incidentally, friends of those neighbours loved Morris so much that they also got a Westie, called Magnum. He’s not in any of my cartoons yet: I don’t know him that well, we’ve only sniffed bums a few times.)

I guess Westie-ism is contagious. 🙂

I love other dogs too, as does my mum. Her first dog was a Scottie called Bonnie, and I often hear heart-warming tales about her.

Woofs ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x




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