Happy FanstRA 3!
We’re in Day Three of the FanstRAvaganza 3 in The Freeform tagteam chain! If you missed Day Two, check out the posts at Melanie’s Musings, An Obsessed Fanatic and Do I Have a Blog?
Also in Day Two, see my partner’s post at A is for Armitage and Funky Blue Dandelion
It really is a Dog Eat Dog World, or as Britney Spears would say to her dogs: It’s Richard Armitage, b*tch!
As a dog lover, I can’t help but notice how much humans tend to resemble their dogs.
So with hardly a moments paws…
Take Guy of Gisborne, from Robin Hood
The fierce rottweiler-like henchman of the Sheriff is loyal but deadly. Whether he was really a good man, that’s a matter to chew over…
Because of that evil Vasey, poor Gizzy felt like he was going round in circles, chasing his own tail.
Then again, every time an evil plan was hatched, Guy was all ears.
He followed at the Sheriff’s heel and that always ended badly.
Yes, Gizzy has done plenty of bad things, but afterward at least he didn’t try to flea.
Perhaps Guy is like a mixed breed dog, half Lab, half pit bull.
Sure, he might bite off your leg, but he’ll bring it right back to you.
Then we have the spy extraordinaire, the international man of mystery and mischief, Lucas North from Spooks.
He is one mean, lean, London saving machine!
I bet he makes you hot under the collar…
With his strong frame and long muscular legs, he reminds me of a pedigree Doberman.
Of course in season 9 it all went to the dogs.
I guess RA fans have quite a bone to pick with the writers of Spooks.
But, as I said to my friend Russel: It don’t mean jack! We still love Lucas!
Then again, from a certain angle…ermm… he resembles a different breed altogether…
Then there’s poor John Standring of Sparkhouse, bless him!
As this was the first high-profile role for RA, it probably gave him a new leash on life…
As a farmer, he’s good at handling farm animals, much like a sheep herding dog.
Anyway, with Carol’s mood swings, poor John often ended up in the doghouse.
Now that was ruff…
John tried to reason with her, but he just wasn’t herd.
I often wish John would stand on his own four legs!
What does Carol expect? That he’ll wag his tail every time he sees her?
But for poor John life is like a dogsled team. If you aren’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Next up is the unappreciated Claude Monet, dogged by all the art critics.
That really ticked him off!
No wonder he was so melon collie in The Impressionists!
Poor Richard had questionable facial hair and dodgy wig in this one, much like a chinese nude dog.
Nevermind, I still find him quite fetching…
Then there’s John Thornton from North & South.
He sure marked new territories in the textile manufacturing world of Milton.
I mean, his position in the North is nothing to bark at, he was a mastiff success…
Must have been thanks to the Lassie faire economy.
Maybe instead of a cotton factory, he should have had a chocolate lab.
By the time the strike had finished, it had all gone to the dogs.
Luckily, Margaret could retrieve it all.
Dear Thorin, The Hobbit hasn’t yet hit the screens, but I have a feeling you will be this woman’s best friend!
You have kept Richard away for a long time, but I’m not sniffing at that.
There’s no point in b*tching about you being away filming for the past year.
We love you anyway and where you lead, we follow!
Let’s not beat around the bush, the movie’s going to be a great dane.
And if Richard Armitage was a dog, I’d treat him just like my two Yorkshire Terrier puppies, Emma and Mela.
I ‘d love it when he slept in my bed, even if he took up most of it.
I’d let him lay on my lap for hours and stroke him.
I’d let him lick my face to show how much he loves me.
I’d forgive for any naughtiness the moment I laid eyes on that beautiful (not pug) face.
I’d bundle him up warm when it’s cold and hate to force him to pee outside when it’s frosty…
And for all the awful K-9 puns, I beg your Paw-don…
Feel free to raise your leg in salute to how doggone ridiculous they are 😉