An interview with Pablo, star of Noodle the Doodle by Jonathan Meres, on life as a Labradoodle

Noodle the Doodle by Jonathan Meres. Book cover and author photograph.

This month we sent our Parakeet subscribers the brilliant Noodle the Doodle by Jonathan Meres, a charming and super fun story inspired by his very own Labradoodle pup, Pablo! So for this month's exclusive interview, who else would we want to meet than Pablo himself? Here he tells us all about life as a literary Labradoodle. 

What is your favourite snack?

My favourite snack is whatever snack I’m about to be given. I like eating and I’m very good at it. Jonathan calls me ‘the hairy hoover’ because I hoover up food.

Who is your favourite human?

Whoever is about to give me food. I like food.

What do you like most about being a dog?

That’s hard to say because I’ve never been anything else. But I know that I like chasing after balls and sticks. I also like chasing squirrels even though I’ve never caught one. I also like eating.

How did you get your name?

Some people think I’m named after a famous artist, called Pablo Picasso. But I’m not. I think it might just be because it’s a nice name. I like it anyway. Even though I don’t always answer when someone says it!

Do you help Jonathan with his writing?

Yes. I give him all his best ideas. He’ll tell you that that’s not true. But it is. He has lots of ideas when I take him for a walk.

What do you have in common with Noodle?

Well I’m a kind of doodle too. A labradoodle to be precise. Noodle and I are the same colour too and have bushy tails and we both like whizzing around.

If you weren’t a dog, what kind of animal would you be and why?

Anything but a cat. Because cats are rubbish.

This exclusive interview appears in the activity pack that we created to accompany Noodle the Doodle. Grab your copy of the book and activity pack here (while stocks last).

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