Comedian Josh Thomas and his dog, John

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Comedian Josh Thomas chats with Who’s the boss? about his trusty companion, John the Cavoodle.

Josh and John are like an old married couple, they even have the same hair style. What does John really think about Josh’s singing?  Plus we find out who’s the better actor in Josh’s current TV series Please Like Me, on ABC2 about cavoodles, custard tarts, boyfriends and girlfriends.

Who’s the boss?   What made you decide to get a Cavoodle and name him John?

Josh: I can’t really remember. I think I just thought they were cute, I was 19. I’m not sure how much thought I put into decisions when I was 19. We always had cockerspaniels growing up, cute!

Who’s the boss? Tell us about John, are there any similarities between you two?

Josh: I recently realised he is 7! 7! I thought he was 4 or 5. We’re both really growing up. He has gotten so independent. I don’t think he left my side for the first half of his life. Sometimes late at night he’ll just go into the bedroom to sleep now. It annoys me so much. I’m worried we’ve lost some of our spark, like an old married couple.

We have very similar hair.

John’s a really good actor, better than me. He’s so well behaved and consistent.

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His best trick is ‘Where’s Brendan?’ Brendan is the name of his soft toy, if I ask him ‘Where’s Brendan’ he runs around the house and finds the toy. I wish I had taught him how to do it with my keys.

Who’s the boss?  You have been known to sing to John, how does he take it?

Josh: He copes. My favourite song is ‘Who run the world, John!’ to tune of Beyonce’s ‘Who run the world, girls.’  My boyfriend does this trick where he shakes his hips and John joins in, but he won’t do it when I shake my hips. Again, so annoying.

Who’s the boss?  You say you’re a generous lover.  How do you share the love between your partner, your TV series Please Like Me and John?

Josh: I just hug him real tight.

Who’s the boss?  Has John taught you any life lessons?

Josh: People will probably like you more if you don’t talk.

Cathy Beer
Founder, Pets4life



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