Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
Hairy Maclary literally fell out of Lynley Dodd’s scrapbook. She recalls how, when looking for a new idea, a tiny sketch of a dog, drawn years earlier on a slip of notepaper, dropped out from between the pages. The original sketch would evolve over time into the dog we have come to know, but the essential elements were all there. With just a few strokes of her pen Lynley’s extraordinary ability to convey character, expression and movement brought Hairy Maclary to life. A star was born. Today, Hairy Maclary continues to be a much-loved character, both in New Zealand and around the world. $1.70 Hairy Maclary Since the small terrier of mixed pedigree’s first appearance, everything about him was already evident - animated, scruffy, expressive and determined. $1.70 Hercules Morse Hercules Morse, an English Mastiff, is the second dog we meet. He already looks excited as he leaps over the chain at number 54. $3.00 Bottomley Potts Bottomley Potts, like all the dogs we meet in the book, is framed by a front gate and yard that seems to echo his own Dalmatian looks and personality. $3.80 Muffin McLay The other dog with a Scottish surname (despite being an Old English Sheepdog), Muffin McLay is possibly another reason why Scottish readers have taken Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy to heart. $4.30 Bitzer Maloney In her original hand-written plan for the book, Lynley Dodd describes the part greyhound as “a thin bitser”. $4.50 Schnitzel von Krumm Low slung and keen to keep up, Dachshund Schnitzel von Krumm is the final friend we meet before all six dogs embark on their adventure through town.