A Pooch Like My First


This is not my first dog but this pup is his spitting image. His name was Dino and he, unbeknownst to me at the time, was named after Dean Martin for his dark and lustrous hair. Being only 6 or 7 at the time, I assumed he was named after Dino the dinosaur, the family pet from the Flintstones.

Dino was my first love and I was totally bereft when he died whilst we were on holiday one year. We left him with my grandparents, he got out of their back garden and had an unfortunate altercation with a car.

This standard sized photobooth photo is not entirely in focus, but given my current dog’s performance in photobooths, it isn’t too off the mark for a subject generally so wriggly and squirmy.

Update – 4 September 2015. My friend Mike thinks this dog is wearing a toupee. I agree. It is made from Dean Martin’s quiff. Below is a pic of a human wearing a toupee made from dog hair.


  1. Mike said:

    Is that his real hair or a toupee? Cute little fella.


    • I’m guessing a toupee, Mike. Dogs love toupees of human hair. I’ve added a human toupee pic above, so you can see the difference between the two types.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mike said:

        Haha! You are too funny and the human with the dog on his head is kind of crazy too. Great stuff, Katie.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. John said:

    Is that a Standard Poodle? I had one as a kid, when she died I was devastated…


    • Hi John,

      Yes he is a standard poodle and so was Dino. Dog deaths are very hard at any time but worse in childhood. How awesome that we both had standards as kids! A fabulously intelligent and loveable breed.


  3. Hello, Katherine,
    We like very much photobooth with animal, They are so natural and rarely look the objective.
    P.S. thank you again for the Matons’post
    Hélène & Christian

    Liked by 1 person

    • There will be another one for you both, about the new book. I will look for more with animals to post soon too. Thanks for coming by!


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