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Philosophers' Dogs on the BBC!

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Hello there friends! 

There's a lot going on in the world of Philosophers' Dogs, as Rosie and Sam make the finishing touches to the book before passing across to the Unbound editorial team. 

In some exciting news, Sam has also recently been on BBC Radio show, The Barking Hour, to talk about our book and (more importantly) some of the fabulous philosophical puppers within its pages. 

Some…

We did it! (AKA a round of ap-paws to our su-paw-tors!)

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

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It’s official: ‘Philosophers’ Dogs’ is going to be a *THING*.

As many of you may have seen already, we reached our crowdfunding target earlier in the summer (at the height of lockdown, would you believe), and we now stand at 102%! This means that our book will be published by our fantastic publishers, Unbound, and we will finally be able to spread the gospel truth about the philosophers’ dogs…

We're almost there!

Thursday, 11 June 2020

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Hello, friends! 

First things first, we're extraordinarily pleased to say that thanks to all of you brilliant people, we're now over 95% of the way towards our crowdfunding target. At the time of writing, we're at 96% with 307 absolutely incredible supporters (that's you, that is). 

This means we're very much on the final stretch - and we are SO close to our final goal now. By our reckoning…

And the “best in show” prize goes to…

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

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Pup culture knowledge was tested. Beers were pawed. Tales were told and tails were wagged. A fair few [dog] puns were used, and you, the audience, made our first ever virtual pup quiz totally pawesome. And we’re now over 90% of the way towards our funding target!

That’s right, thanks to all you lovely folk, our virtual “pup” quiz was a lot of fun – and it was absolutely fantastic to see so many…

"I woof, therefore, I am" - an interview with a real-life canine philosopher

Monday, 11 May 2020

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Good news, everyone! 

As dogs across the UK rejoice at the news their humans are now allowed *unlimited* dog walking exercise time outside, and as we make our final preparations for this Thursday's 'Philosophers' Dogs' virtual "pup" quiz,  we're really pleased to bring you an interview with an actual, real-life canine philosopher... 

Ex rescue shelter pooch, spokesmutt for abandoned dogs…

Let's get quizzical!

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

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Hello gang, we hope you’re all keeping well during these uncertain lockdown times. To try and help keep us all connected, and stop us from all chasing our tails in circles, we’ve set up a little something for your entertainment and viewing pleasure…

First of all, let us remind you of a type of establishment that was once found throughout the land, and which provided the core foundation for…

Philosophers and their dogs: an interview with David Milliern

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

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This week we’re absolutely thrilled to bring all you lovely folk an interview with the philosopher, scientist, and all-round okay-dude, David Milliern (pictured here with his very good dog, Bera/Bernadette).

Trained in physics, cosmology, and astronomy, David has taught and studied at numerous prestigious institutions, including Harvard, and the California Institute of Integral Studies.  While…

Dogs in a time of coronavirus

Friday, 17 April 2020

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Hello, friends. These sure are some strange times to be living in, are they not? For us (Rosie and Sam, that is), we live on opposite sides of the UK; so we're used to having chats and brainstorming ideas 'virtually' - but it sure was weird not doing the traditional family Easter celebrations with all the siblings, nieces, nephews and (perhaps most importantly) dogs all together. The obligatory…

Walkies down memory lane

Sunday, 8 March 2020

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Here’s a little something you might have already guessed: we love dogs. Adore them, in fact. There; we said it. But while this might not come as the greatest of all surprises, dogs have always been part of our lives – and they’ve shaped them for the better.

Now, as anyone who has grown up with dogs will attest; canine companions fill your lives with stories. Whether that’s because of the time…

Valentine’s Dogs

Friday, 14 February 2020

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Well, it’s that time of year again; love is in the air, and Hallmark shareholders are rejoicing. It’s Valentine’s Day, of course – and we’re here to tell you why, this year, all you need is dogs (to paraphrase John Lennon).

We’ve been going through the original thinking of canine philosophers (and even some humans!) to pull out some of the absolute best quotes from our four-legged friends about…

Biscuits means biscuits

Friday, 31 January 2020

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So, it’s finally here. Over 3 years after the dogs of the UK voted for more biscuits, in perhaps the most significant canine referendum, canines across the country will be receiving the aforementioned biscuits at precisely 11pm this evening.

It is a topic that has dominated doggy discourse ever since that fateful election day in June 2016, with pooches from Scotland to Cornwall all barking…

Over 75% of the way there...

Thursday, 30 January 2020

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Hello friends! 

Firstly - some good news! 'Philosophers' Dogs' is now over 75% of the way towards our funding target. That is, quite simply, amazing - and we couldn't have got there without you, our wonderful, brilliant, superlative-defying supportes. So thank you, thank you, thank you. You are genuinely the best (but you knew that already, right?)

Now, what does that mean for the book? Well…

New year resolutions from some of the wisest philosophical dogs

Thursday, 2 January 2020

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Happy new year, amigos! 

Well, a new decade is upon us, and we hope you had the most marvellous of festive breaks. Sam spent December in New Zealand, meeting lots of (very good) dogs and learning about their own philosophical inclinations. We thought it would be mighty remiss of us not to introduce you to some of the canine comrades he met on his travels, and to their personal fur-losophies. There…

For this week only...10% off!

Monday, 11 November 2019

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Howdy, partners! 

So, we're now at 65% of our crowdfunding target, which means we've smashed through the 60% barrier and - as a result, Unbound are offering everyone the chance to get a 10% DISCOUNT on any pledge or upgrade made this week. 

All you need to do is use the code OVER60 and you can get 10% off on pre-orders of our book, as well as our selection of post cards, philosophical dog walks…

Christmas is coming earlier and earlier each year...

Thursday, 7 November 2019

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You've noticed it already, haven't you? Halloween has come and gone and they're already stocking mince pies and chocolate snowmen in the stores - perhaps even putting up sparkling fairy lights in town. There's something in the air and it's not just the snap chill of winter... 

That's right, Christmas is just around the corner and, while many folk are starting to plan their office Christmas…

Philosophers' Dogs in the news!

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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Hello everyone! 

So we're just a couple of backers away from reaching the giddy heights of 60%! We couldn't have got this far without each and every one of you and it means the absolute world to have your support. 

It seems our little project is also one that appeals to quite a few folk out in the ether, and we're extremely pleased to bring you this short update to let you know about some of…

COMPETITION TIME! Win a FREE personalised 'paw-trait' of your dog (worth £300)

Friday, 13 September 2019

As we move past the half way point in our campaign, we're launching a 'Philosophers' Dogs' competition that will give you (and your friends & family) the chance to win a FREE personalised 'Paw-trait' of your dog, worth a whopping £300. 

You just need to send us a pic or video of your dog along with an appropriate philosophical quote! Our favourite dog & quote combo will win.  

Here's…

Ohhhhh, we're half-way there....

Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Blimey! We've only gone and hit 50% of our crowdfunding target! Can't really say just how grateful we are to each and every one-hundred-and-eighty-one of you fabulous, amazing, brilliant folk who have helped us get this far. Honestly, there are no supurlatives that do justice here. So, let us simply say, firstly, THANK YOU. It's all downhill from here. 

This week, we'll also be sending you all…

Let's have a PAW-ty

Friday, 2 August 2019

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Supporters of Philosophers’ Dogs, unite! By pledging to support our project, you’ve all thoroughly proved yourselves to be absolutely tip top people. Although we’re still very much on our crowdfunding journey, we wanted to pause and take a moment to say THANK YOU to everyone of you, and to say thanks for your continued support, we wanted to invite you to a very special event…

That’s right, you…

“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.” – Alan Chewring

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

News, everyone! And not the fake kind.

We are now officially a third (A THIRD!) of the way towards making "Philosophers’ Dogs" a reality and that means you (our wonderful, brilliant supporters) are all a third of the way closer to getting all of your philosophical canine merch & experiences. Happy days!

News; news; and discount codes

Of course, there’s still two more thirds to go, but…

Philosophers' Dogs - an extract

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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Hello friends! 

We have reached over 25% of our funding target, which is really quite ruddy fantastic. We're quarter of the way up the crowdfunding mountain - or, to put it another way, if each one of you lovely people who has supported the book so far were able to persuade 4 of your friends/family/long-lost acquaintances to support the book as well, we'd be at 100% and the book and all the lovely…

"Achieving great things is like going on a very good, long walk - not through a single great stride; but rather through a series of short steps, taken one after another. Often in pursuit of squirrels." - Vincent van Woof.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Hello friends! We've reached 20% of our goal and you are helping us take the little steps we need towards making 'Philosophers' Dogs' a reality. Having been quite literally in an underground military bunker for most of this week, it was the most incredible feeling to emerge, blinking, into the glorious light of my laptop screen to see that this second milestone on our journey towards publication has…

Small steps; big strides

Friday, 17 May 2019

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Philosophical canine greetings amigos! 

It is still early days in our crowdfunding journey but Rosie and I are so pleased to announce that we have just hit 10% of our crowdfunding target to make 'Philosophers' Dogs' a reality. And we've done that before the end of the first week (heck, even before the COP on Friday so we've still got oodles of time to get this figure even higher!)

Thank you…

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337 backers