wire terrier

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“The original novel [Dumb Witness] was dedicated to her [Agatha Christie’s] own wire-haired terrier - ‘To dear Peter,’ it read, 'most faithful of friends and dearest of companions. A dog in a thousand.’
I felt exactly the same way about the terrier in our film. He captivated me from the moment I set eyes on him. The little dog, whose real name was actually Snubby, became my dear friend. [..] My now ever-expanding fan club wrote to tell me how much they enjoyed it [the episode], so they also told me, the sales of wire-haired terriers shot up exponentially after it was shown for the first time in March 1996.”
- David Suchet, Poirot and Me

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“She has a fun personality and is full of life. She is an amazing girl with people, but she is a little stinker with other animals. She has a high prey drive and loves to play “destroy the toy”. She lost one eye, and eventually will go blind in the other. She currently needs daily medication for her remaining eye. She is a fun energetic girl who just needs the right people to make her dreams come true.“

The current Patrician, head of the extremely rich and powerful Vetinari family, was thin, tall and apparently as cold-blooded as a dead penguin.  Just by looking at him you could tell he was the sort of man you’d expect to keep a white cat, and caress it idly while sentencing people to death in a piranha tank; and you’d hazard for good measure that he probably collected rare thin porcelain, turning it over and over in his blue-white fingers while distant screams echoed from the depths of the dungeons.  You wouldn’t put it past him to use the word ‘exquisite’ and have thin lips.  He looked the kind of person who, when they blink, you mark it off on the calendar.



Practically none of this was in fact the case, although he did have a small and exceedingly elderly wire-haired terrier called Wuffles that smelled badly and wheezed at people.  It was said to be the only thing in the entire world he truly cared about.  He did of course sometimes have people horribly tortured to death, but this was considered to be perfectly acceptable behavior for a civic ruler and generally approved of by the overwhelming majority of citizens.  The people of Ankh are of a practical persuasion, and felt that the Patrician’s edict forbidding all street theater and mime artists made up for a lot of things.  He didn’t administer a reign of terror, just the occasional light shower.

—  Terry Pratchett, “Sourcery”
(Here’s our first description of Lord Vetinari by name, and the first thing we’re told about him that’s true is that he really loves his dog.)

This is my wire fox terrier Harry! She’s 13 years old, sleeps a lot and likes giving kisses <3

This is my first dog ever and I’ve had her since I was very young. She became deaf a while ago and has cataract in one eye, making her less alert unfortunately. But she is still the sweetest dog ever and I love her with all my heart. (submitted by mackervel)