Worzel is an enormous lurcher with "issues." Now in his third year, Worzel's horizons are expanding. Worzel and his family campaign to save his favourite beach; there's also a foreign trip, a ball obsessed labrador to contend with, and a foster brother who needs teaching the ways of the world. And maybe, he can even teach Worzel a thing or two.
Now in his third year with his forever family, Worzel's horizons are expanding. When the council try to take away his favourite beach, Worzel and his family march in to a campaign to save the beach; there's a foreign trip to plan for, a ball-obsessed Labrador to contend with, plus a foster brother who needs teaching in the ways of the world.
Mum, long-suffering Dad, five cats, and two really nearly grown up children feature in Worzel’s third literary offering, bringing together poems, letters, and advice that could only come from Worzel Wooface!
FeaturesWorzel's third year
The continuing story of the world's favourite literary lurcher
Worzel's first foreign adventure
Introducing Harry the foster dog
New friends, old friends and cats... always cats
Poems that only a lurcher could write
More words of wisdom of a rescue lurcher and his chaotic family
The world through the eyes of a dog
Funny, honest, touching and real
Saving Southwold Beach
About the author
Catherine Pickles is an author, journalist and blogger who lives in Suffolk with her husband and nearly grown-up children.
As a child, her home was filled with dogs, cats and every stray, broken or rescued animal in the village.
She is an experienced foster-carer of lurchers and other sighthounds.
Worzel was initially a foster dog, but from the second he skidded through the door, Catherine knew that he would be her first "failed foster."
Worzel Wooface was adopted from Hounds First Sighthound Rescue. His mission in life is to eat every shoe his Dad owns. Tolerant of the five cats who live with him, his favourite is Gandhi who he considers to be an honorary lurcher.
As well as writing books, Worzel blogs and writes a regular column for his local newspaper. He is a champion for rescue dogs and considers himself a Rescue Ambassador, promoting the joys and challenges of second-hand dogs.
He can usually be found upside down on any bed other than his own, often with one of his Dad's shoes that he's looking after. And licking.
In 2016, Worzel won a Heroes of Dog Fest award.