Dog Days: A Year with Olive and Mabel
Now with more than 87 million views on YouTube, lockdown superstar Labradors Olive and Mabel are back with a second book about their meteoric year of fame.
- Penguin Random House
- Publish Date
- November 2021
In Dog Days - A Year with Olive & Mabel, join Andrew Cotter as he takes you behind the scenes and into the pages of his diary to reveal just how extraordinary the year has been, and what really happened after his lockdown superstar Labradors chewed up the internet and found it was quite tasty. For Olive, Mabel and Andrew, the last year has been like no other. With normal work cancelled or scaled back for so long, it has been a time to take stock and share experiences - both the everyday and the decidedly odd. Here Andrew takes a sharply observed and often hilarious walk through the strangest of days for all of us, reflecting on how precious our time really is, especially the time we have with our dogs. Beautiful, comical, endlessly optimistic and eternally hungry Olive, Mabel (and Andrew) have padded around from the Cheltenham Literary Festival to 60 Minutes Australia, from their living room studio with ABC News Breakfast to an appearance on Good Morning America, and from obscurity to excited whispers of "Is that really Olive & Mabel?" wherever they go. Not to mention the lucrative merchandise and advertising deals that were turned down by the dozen, and the odd phone call from Hollywood. Through it all, Olive and Mabel have always done exactly what they do best, being themselves and being there for Andrew - and for all of us who have loved watching their brilliant videos and following their progress online. If you're a fan of Olive, Mabel and Andrew, this funny, touching and extraordinary account of a year like no other is an unmissable treat.