Worzel is still an enormous Lurcher with 'issues.' Now in his 4th year with his forever family, life is changing. As the children grow up and spread their wings, Worzel's world should be more peaceful. As life rolls on, a changing of the guard brings new challenges and whilst Worzel might be ready for an easy life, his family has other plans ...
Worzel is still an enormous Lurcher with 'issues,' but his issues are now predictable. Now in his fourth year with his forever family, life is changing. As the children grow up and begin to spread their wings, Worzel's world should be more peaceful. But as life rolls on, a changing of the guard brings new challenges; challenges no-one seems ready to embrace, least of all the cats.
An over-enthusiastic encounter with a fish pond, a blackbird with a death wish, and a new arrival all conspire to ensure that whilst Worzel might be ready for an easy life, his family has other plans.
Mum, long-suffering Dad, five cats and two grown-up children all feature in Worzel's fourth diary, bringing together poems, letters and advice that Worzel's beginning to wonder if it's even worth offering any more.
The eagerly-awaited fourth instalment from Worzel, the literary Lurcher is funny, touching, honest, and very real.
FeaturesWorzel’s fourth year
The continuing story of the world’s favourite literary Lurcher
A new era – and this time no-one’s in charge!
A blackbird called Darwin
New friends, old friends, and cats … always cats
Poems that only a Lurcher could write
More words of wisdom from a rescue Lurcher and his chaotic family
The world through the eyes of a dog
Funny, honest, touching, and very real
About the author
Catherine Pickles is an author, journalist and blogger who lives in Suffolk with her husband, Mike. She has two grown up children who have nearly left home!
As a child, Cath’s 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. Initially a foster dog, from the second Worzel 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, and in 2017 he became a World Record holder. Who knows what 2018 will bring ...?