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Underdog Dave Chawner
Dave Chawner shares with Julie the role dogs have played in his life - and how they're inspired his comedy. Sharing a love of dogs and comedy, Dave and Julie hit it off, so if you love dogs and laughing, you're in for a treat!
Find out more here - Dave's website
tickets for Underdog at Edinburgh fringe 2022 and the RAD charity Dave mentioned.
Using his "hilariously entertaining" (Mail On Sunday) approach Dave considers how sometimes the most important things can be overlooked…like man's (and woman's) best friend.
Using his "quirky, moving & hilarious" (Indy 100) style Dave argues that dogs are better than humans. For example, a dog never asks you to lose weight, earn more money or get that promotion. There are male and female working dogs, but there's no gender pay gap. The nearest any dog has ever got to chemical warfare is breaking wind and walking off in disgust.
The example dogs set is exactly what we need. Following lifting lockdowns insecurity has never been higher - something Dave knows only too well. Having always worried about not being the best comic, he makes peace with the fact that just because you're not the best at something doesn't make you the worst.
This is an uplifting show for troubled times. For "a show that makes you laugh as well as think" (Broadway Baby) look no further.
- Dave Chawner
Hands 2 Paws
Most of us fall in love with a particular breed - but is that breed really a good fit for us? A new app brought out by Elizabeth Menegon seeks to match people with their ideal breed. In a wide ranging discussion, Elizabeth and Julie discuss buying and adopting a dog, and some of the pitfalls that can entrap unwary would-be dog owners.
Find out more at the website and Instagram.
Dogs often end up in shelters because
• the owner’s lifestyle does not match the breed they choose or
• they are obtained from non-reliable breeders, resulting in medical issues the owner cannot manage.
Hands 2 Paws matches humans with the right dog breed based on lifestyle, expectations, and breed characteristics. Once a match is found, the app gives the user a recommendation for a preferred, ethical breeder or nearby rescue.
Founder, Elizabeth Menegon, is truly just a dog lover who saw a problem and wasn’t happy with the solutions. She created Hands 2 Paws because she believes that everyone deserves to have the information needed to make an informed decision when purchasing a pet.
- Elizabeth Menegon