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Win 1 of 4 copies of Dog Days by Andrew Cotter

Win 1 of 4 copies of Dog Days - A Year with Olive & Mabel

When Andrew Cotter turned his brilliant sports commentary skills from Wimbledon and the Olympics to lockdown contests (Games of Bones) and life (The Walk of Shame) online involving his two Labradors, Olive and Mabel, the result was an internet sensation. 

Their series of videos has been viewed well over fifty million times on social media, giving comfort to locked-down dog owners and spectacle-deprived sports fans all over the world. 

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.

Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Text Publishing, 21 October 2021

RRP: A$ 32.99; NZ $38.00 from all good book stores and online. For more details, visit

*** Win 1 of 4 copies of Andrew Cotter's Dog Days ***
Total Prize Pool: $132.00


1) Like our post (29/10/2021) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Share your own original photo or video of your dog (s) with appropriate commenting (be creative!) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.


1. This Competition will open on Friday 29th October 2021 (4pm) and will close on Sunday 7th November 2021 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. 
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (29/10/2021) + Share your own original photo or video of your dog(s) with appropriate commenting via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
5. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

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