Rupert Fawcett is the talented creator of Off The Leash, a hilariously accurate cartoon strip all about life with dogs. Where does he get his inspiring ideas from?
“I get my Off The Leash ideas from knowing dogs’ characters well and using my imagination and also observing other people’s dogs,” Fawcett told iHeartDogs.com.
He has several Off The Leash books out, and the newest one, Off The Leash 3 can be pre-ordered now!
Currently, he has two Burmese cats, Lulu and Percy, who are inspiring him to write about cats next.
“My plan is for a cat book next year a ‘Doggy Doddles’ book which will be published next June,” he says. In addition, he has a cat greeting care line coming out next year and is working on animating Off The Leash – which we think would just be pawsome!
The following are some of Fawcett’s cartoons that, if you can relate, maybe signs you are one of those dog parents. You know the type…your smartphone is full of pictures of your dog and you could care less if someone has a new baby, but a new puppy? That you drool all over. It’s okay. We’re those type of dog parents too.
#1 – Your dog come before anyone else, even the spouse
#2 – You treat your dogs like kids…everything has to be fair
#3 – You let the dogs have most of the bed…your spouse can sleep somewhere else right?
#4 – Your schedule revolves around your dog
#5 – The dogs get the best lounging places
#6 – Any thought of “rules” for the dog have pretty much disappeared
#7 – Your dog is your own live-in therapist
#8 – Dog hair is an accent you wear proudly