Festive philosophical greetings! (Feat. pet pictures)
Friday, 24 December 2021
Festive greetings, friends! Another year is drawing to an end, bells are ringing, we’ve got Michael Bublé, the Pogues and all the rest on repeat, and grandparents everywhere are preparing to blame their post-Christmas dinner farts on our faithful dogs. It’s *that* time of year.
At these moments it’s generally accepted that we take a moment to look back on the year just gone; and for us, 2021 has…
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Well friends - the day is finally here! Three years since we launched our campaign, we are absolutely overjoyed to announce that today is officially the publication day of our book, 'Philosophers' Dogs'!
It's an incredible feeling to have reached this moment, as it is genuinely a dream come true for both of us. But we could never have got here without you. So, firstly, we'd like to take this…
Philosophers' Dogs secures major international book deal
Friday, 23 April 2021
Good news, friends!
As each day brings us closer to PUP-lication day in October this year, we’re delighted to share some excellent news from the world of our philosophical dogs.
Our brilliant publishers, Unbound, have secured a deal for Chinese Simplified Rights with leading Chinese publisher, Beijing Standaway Books Co (BSBC).
For the uninitiated, that means BSBC have bought the right…
A Dog's Life
Monday, 7 December 2020
A very special 'pup-date' for you all this week, as we can now confirm that Unbound will be publishing our book, 'Philosophers' Dogs' in October 2021. We're really pleased with this as it means we can aim for the Christmas book market next year - hooray! We can't wait to see the book on bookstore shelves, especially as it will have all the names of our incredible supporters listed in it. Of course…
Black Friday 25% discount for dog lovers and canine philosophers
Friday, 27 November 2020
It seems every one and their dog is getting in on the Black Friday action right now; but it's also #BookFriday - and there's just one discount deal we want you all to know about.
Our brilliant publishers, Unbound, are offering a 25% discount on all pledges up to £75, using the code BOOKFRIDAY2020 when you check out.
So, if you can think of any friends/family members…
It’s a (belated) Howl-o-ween miracle!
Monday, 9 November 2020
Well, friends, the leaves are turning, the nights are starting to draw in, and every now and then you see a pug in a pumpkin costume cross the road in front of you. It can mean only one thing: Halloween (Howl-o-ween, in the canine calendar) has come and gone and we’re delighted to share an update about the progress of our book (accompanied by some pictures of dogs in appropriate seasonal attire…
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.
We did it! (AKA a round of ap-paws to our su-paw-tors!)
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
Friday, 14 February 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Ohhhhh, we're half-way there....
Sunday, 1 September 2019
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
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
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
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!)