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.

Friday, October 20

Be Not Afraid!

Onion has had one of her busy weeks – busy sleeping: on the sofa, on the bed, on the budda bag and occasionally even in her basket. And bull terriers have such a fearsome reputation! When we’re out and about, grown men have tried to climb walls to avoid Onion, mothers often whisk their offspring off the ground in her presence. Strangers are not readily convinced that Onion is straining at the leash in order to greet a friend rather than eat a foe… And they don’t know what we know – that bull terriers can be among the cuddliest dogs there are!

By chance, though, we early on discovered a way to dispel the fear -- through trickery! If those around you need convincing that your “savage hound” is safe, try a trick or two. Onion loves the attention (and treats) she earns from tricks and learns incredibly fast. So now when we meet wary parkgoers, we put Onion through her paces: on command she spins like a top, rolls over on a hand signal, whispers, walks backwards and waves a paw at her imaginary adoring fans! And we get instant converts to the Onion cause!

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  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger The Army of Four said…

    We can relate, Onion! Some people are actually afraid of the 4 of us when we're out on walkies. Yeah.. right. Like is Dave going to hug someone too hard? Ha rooo!
    Tail wags,

  • At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They always think I am so cute and sweet!! One thing I don't like is hands coming at my fce, and I am not always nice. Mommy warns em!

    Bussie Kissies

  • At 7:32 AM, Blogger MJ's doghouse said…

    i understand about strangers being afraid Onion...every juts sees a pit bull and i am not even a purebred...i am so sweet and they run as if i am hungry..silly people...when i get close enough the worst that happens is they might drown in my slobbery kisses...although some of them are pretty dumb human who if i could i wouldnt mind taking a chunck out of there leg...

  • At 4:48 AM, Blogger Scuba the Muscle Boy said…

    I know the feeling Onion.

    Once I was walking with a Grouchy Golden Retriever (who just had a fight with another dog) and along came a little girl with her daddy. She wanted to pat one of us and her daddy said "I think you better pat the GR (who is still in a foul mood after the fight) - ohhhh bad mistake he growled at the little girl. Quickly, mom said "Why don't you pat this one (ME)" and I gave her loads of licks. She love it and I made mom proud.

    Another convert


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