Join Andrew Cotter and his superstar Labradors, Olive and Mabel, as he takes a clear-eyed, often hilarious walk through the ups and downs of a year that encompasses all of life from the crushingly mundane to the weird and wonderful. Followed everywhere by whispers of ‘Is that really Olive and Mabel?’ – not to mention the occasional Hollywood approach – the three of them pad around literary festivals, breakfast TV, live radio and even an appearance on Good Morning America. Slightly bemused by their fame, Andrew not only pitches up in the iconic Mastermind chair, but makes a return to sports broadcasting to find that it has become rather strange as well. But, always, his pair of utterly endearing, endlessly optimistic and eternally hungry canine companions show justhow precious our time is. Especially our time spent in the devoted company of dogs. For fans new and old, this witty, insightful account of a year like no other is an unmissable treat.