Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy – and Friends
You need to meet this diverse pack of characters!
We thought that Hairy Maclary was Scottish, we met him and were surprised!
An interview with Hairy Maclary…
Hi Hairy! – please ‘sit’. Good boy! ‘Paw’ – Very good, who’s a good boy!
So Hairy, stop licking yourself and tell us – Who is your owner?
‘I belong to the creative mind of Lynley Dodd. She’s from New Zealand you know’
Ah! We thought you were Scottish with a name like ‘Maclary’!
Although you look a bit scruffy, you also look very good, no grey hairs – When were you born?
‘I was born in July 1983, I look very good for my age don’t I!’
Yes you sure do Hairy! What breed of dog are you Hairy Maclary?
‘I’m a cross between imagination and terrier’
Who are your best friends?
‘Everyone who knows me can easily tell you that I like to hang out with…
- Schnitzel von Krumm – with a very low tum
- Bitzer Maloney – all skinny and bony
- Muffin McClay – like a bundle of hay
- Bottomley Potts – all covered in spots
- And Hercules Morse – as big as a horse
You’ve been spotted on a few occasions chasing a black cat – who is it?
‘Oh Slinky Malinki! – He’s such a rascal cat! In the day-time he’s fine, cheerful and playful, but as soon as it gets dark, off he goes stealing
things. He’s so sly and fiendish. I have to chase him or else he might steal my big bone.
Who are you scared of?
‘Nobody! – Well, erm, except for ‘Scarface Claw’! – he’s the toughest Tom in town you know! He’s not afraid of anything –
No dog can scare Scarface Claw! Neither can thunderstorms, or wailing fire engines, not even large scary spiders.
The only thing that Scarface Claw is frightened of is – his own refection – that’s how scary he looks! Just take a look at his tattered ears – full of notches from his many battles. I keep well away from that fearsome, feline warrior!
He’s got his own book you know – it’s called ‘Scarface Claw’ – and I’m scared to read it.’
You have many books yourself!
‘Well, yes, you could say that! – Who would have thought that I would become so famous! I try to get Lynley Dodd to include my friend’s in our books. Do you want me to tell you some of our books?
‘Good, because I was going to anyway:
Here’s a full list of all the Hairy Maclary Books!…
Hairy Mclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
Hairy Maclary’s Bone
Hairy Maclary Scattercat
Hairy Maclary Cateraul Caper
Hairy Maclary Rumpus at the Vet
Hairy Maclary’s Showbusiness
Slinky Malinki, Open the Door
Schnitzel Von Krumm’s Basketwork
Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not
Slinky Malinki Catflaps
Hairy Maclary, Sit
Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dogs Never Climb trees
Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack
Zachary Quack, Mini Monster
Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers
Hairy Maclary’s Hat Tricks
Hairy Maclary, Shoo
Where is Hairy Maclary?
And that’s not all! – There’s a Hairy Maclary Buggy Book, plus Hairy Maclary sticker and colouring books – they might be a bit hard to get though as they sell out pretty quickly.
I also have storybook collections – I’m a very busy dog you know!’
Thank you for your time Hairy Maclary!
‘Woof-woof – and next time please keep your office cat away from me – she looks like Scarface Claw!’
No she doesn’t – what do you guys think?…
Here’s a lovely video of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy…
And for the brave – here’s ‘Scarface Claw’ read by ‘Auntie Effie’ on YT
All Hairy Maclary books by Lynley Dodd on Amazon…
Head over to the official Hairy Maclary website to learn more about the characters – there are even free games and interactive activities – No sign-up needed!
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