Onion: Celebrity Bull Terrier

Charting the rise to celebrity of a miniature bull terrier with a taste for the limelight. Onion has been in Ewan McGregor movie 'Scenes of a Sexual Nature', has a light modelled on her bullie curves, and is the face of the canine social event of the year: Peckham Pet-tastic! It's a starry life for a pampered pooch.

Saturday, January 29

The Onion Light has a Facebook Fan Site!

Onion Light: Bull Terrier Lamp

Promote Your Page TooThank you to everyone who has sent us pictures of their Onion Lights...mostly accompanied by gorgeous flesh-and-blood bullies! We didn’t have space for all the photos all in the gallery on oniondog.com, so the Onion Light: Bull Terrier Lamp fan page on Facebook is for you to share them with the world! Thank you for giving all these lights such lovely homes, and a scratch behind the ear to all those faithful bull terrier companions!

Thursday, January 27

Rachael House's banner at Barbican Pet-tastic

This banner was hand-stitched for the one-night-only Pet-tastic at the Barbican in January 2011. Pretty cool, huh?

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Saturday, June 19

Onion in the paper again

This time accompanied by her trusty sidekick, Compost...
Photographed at Rachael House's very wonderful Peckham Peacocks event.

Look at the photo in Southwark News!

Thursday, January 28

Studio House for sale: guess who's in the photo...

Battersea Dog's Home

(Dog Not Included!)

A quirky studio house off St John's Hill, close to the many parks and commons of the area, proved an ideal home for one celebrity dog, Onion, and her owner!

The Independent on Sunday said of Onion: “If dogs were humans, Onion would be Scarlett Johansson. After all, she’s a beautiful, glamorous young actress…she recently made her screen debut in Scenes of a Sexual Nature and, like Johansson, has branched out into pop videos, appearing in the promo for A-ha’s ‘Cosy Prisons’.” There is even a light made in Onion's image, which sells in Liberty of London.

Onion’s owner has recently married a chef, so for this four-legged film star it’s time to move into the marital home, where she looks set to be very well catered for! She leaves behind a unique, light-filled studio house, with wood floors, elevated bed, and its own private patio. Perhaps the only property of its kind in this highly sought-after area.

Property: studio house:

Price: £299, 950

Agent: Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward (020 7228 2666)

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Tuesday, September 29

Blackpool in photos...

Blackpool Pet-Tastic was, as you might imagine, FANTASTIC!
Lots of people came, lots of dogs came, lots of doggy songs were sung, lots of faces were painted, lots of tails were pinned on Onion, lots of biscuits were iced, the sun shone...
A couple of kind photographers have posted pictures of the day:

Gary Cook on his Blog

David Pennington on Facebook

Thank you both!

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Friday, September 4

Onion does Blackpool...

The long-awaited, much-anticipated BLACKPOOL PET-TASTIC is nearly here!

Sunday 13th September 2009
2pm to 5pm

Blackpool Promenade, beside North Pier, in front of the Metropole Hotel, Blackpool FY1 1RQ

And Onion is the very proud (and decidedly camp) face of the event!
Make a costume, dress up your dog, and come along!

"Pet-Tastic has already travelled around the country and internationally – visiting Peckham, Norway, Bexhill-On-Sea and Lewisham. But organisers say they’ve saved the best till last and are now heading for Blackpool! It’s not your average Sunday afternoon out. The canine social event of the year offers dog owners the chance to embrace a little fun, dress up their dog and head for the prom this weekend (Sunday September 13) for a picnic and some cool sounds. Event organiser Rachael House said: “Sun, sea, fish and chips, the Tower, ballrooms, the Grundy Art Gallery, drag queens, rollercoasters and ghost trains. And now dogs dressed up. We can’t believe our luck!” “If you’ve never been to a Pet-Tastic before then you’re in for a treat – with the chance to dress a dog-shaped biscuit with icing, decorate a dog mask, or get your face painted to more closely resemble the dog you’ve always longed to be.” Following her triumphs in Peckham and Lewisham, Onion the miniature bull terrier will be the face of Blackpool Pet-Tastic. In her saucy tattooed sailor outfit Onion will be winking at the girls and flirting with the boys – keep an eye out for her and make sure to greet her with a ‘hello sailor!’ As well as admiring beautiful dogs, their owners, and Blackpool itself, their will music from Johnny and the Wags performing dog songs from Iggy Pop’s I wanna be your dog to Donny Osmond’s Puppy Love (participants can howl along if they like!) And if that’s not enough excitement, artists WebsterGotts are creating a brand new dog-related performance for the event. Dogs will enjoy a delicious picnic, adoration from the crowds and a grand day out. Clothed canines and their consorts may also take part in a parade, culminating in a presentation of certificates and souvenir. All are welcome to attend – you don’t need to have a dog! Just walk along and mingle, meet people, celebrate and form part of a vibrant community in the heart of Blackpool for three wonderful hours."

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Monday, March 30

Hurrah for the Dogs Trust Honours!

The lovely people at the Dogs Trust are giving out honours to some special dogs in May 2009. You can nominate dogs (and one special human) for these awards until midnight on 15th April -- so what are you waiting for?! The awards are:

- the Hero Award
- the Dogged Devotion Award
- the Dogs' Best Friend Award
- the Golden Oldie Award
- the Rex Factor Award

Lots more info at: http://www.dogstrusthonours.co.uk/

So if you know a dog who fits the bill, get nominating fast!

Onion is extremely proud to be among the sponsors for this event, where a couple of Onion Lights will be making an appearance!

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