Outlander is being filmed in my home city of Carlisle this week and I thought I would find out if any of my four legged friends are involved in the production.
I discovered that there are a number of Irish Wolfhounds which feature regularly and people seem particularly fond of one of them, I think he goes by the name of Rollo, but I can’t find any information on him and his friends.
These Irish Wolfhounds became the topic of news a few months ago when Tim McInnerny, (used to play Captain Darling in Blackadder) was bitten by one during filming. A few articles suggest that they attacked him but it seems that they were filming a chase sequence and the dogs were let off the leash before the stunt man was ready to take Tim’s place.
Jasper is a rather handsome Cocker spaniel who seems to be owned by one of the actors, spending quite a lot of time around the cast and crew.
Jasper has his own twitter page https://twitter.com/ginger_jasper and a Pintrest page http://www.pinterest.com/RealHeughligans/outlandish-dogs-ginger-jasper-friends/ where you can see lots of pictures of him and his friends.
Donas the Horse
Donas is Jamie Fraser’s ever loyal and steadfast companion. The strong, incredibly fast stallion features extensively towards the end of the series. If you are visiting Carlisle Donas, you and your friends are very welcome.
See Donas in action below and follow him on his twitter feed https://twitter.com/DonasTheHorse
Outlander animal pictures
You can find a number of my furry Outlander friends on the Outlander Pinterest board
Many other animals appear in Outlander such as the Highland cattle, numerous horses, pigs and sheep. You can find pictures of them and the actors on http://uk.pinterest.com/outlanderconvo/behind-the-scenes-and-other-tidbits/
It would be great to hear from some of my Outlander animal friends.