About Frodo

About Frodo the Sheltie

The comic strip formerly known as Frodo the Sheltie has undergone a rebranding and is now known as Dog Laughs. This new name reflects humorous situations that the strip now explores beyond the tales of Frodo, Wendy and friends.

The origins of the strip began back in 2011 with fun interactions I shared with friends on Facebook, posting dialogues between me and my beloved dog Frodo, which I initially called Conversations with Frodo or Frodo Quotes. One day, a friend expressed interest in drawing Frodo based on my comments about him, inspiring me to try my hand at drawing myself.

After several attempts to achieve the desired look, the comic strip officially debuted on October 29th, 2012. What I’ve cherished most about this imaginative journey with Frodo, Wendy, and their furry friends is that many of the comic strips are based on real-life situations with a dash of creative license. The connections and interactions with people from over 120 countries who love their pets have been a true highlight of my life.

Frodo the Sheltie has surpassed fifty thousand views online and was featured in Global Shelties Magazine, which has since been discontinued.

Sadly, on July 16, 2022, Frodo passed away and joined Wendy at FARM. As a tribute to their memory, the comic strip was rebranded as Dog Laughs in 2023.

It’s my hope that the comic strip will continue to entertain readers with relatable and humorous tales of dogs and their humans, as we explore the life of George and future friends along the way. I am grateful for the continued support of readers from around the world who share in the laughter and joy that Dog Laughs brings. Thank you.

Gordon Bagshaw 

14 thoughts on “About Frodo

  1. I was walking one day in North Bay and a dog walker was headed my way. She was having a terrible time trying to control her sheepdog. When I stopped to commiserate with her, she explained that as far as they could figure out the dog (with strong herding instincts) was taken to herding cars.
    That is why the walk was so difficult. The dog was trying to get on the road to round up the cars!!!LOL Brenda

  2. Gord, I love the way you put him in front of the mirror with the cartoon as the reflection!!! It looks so cool!!!! Proud of you, bro, keep it up!

    1. Thank you Laura for your kind words. I’m always happy to hear from people and learn of their enjoyment of the comic strip. Thanks for sharing and following along. Have a great day. Gord

  3. I am delighted to have found Frodo’s sheltie world! Our family is on our third female sable (Shugerr, Amanda and Alexandra) these girls have been the loves of our lives; there truly is no other breed of dog for us:) Absolutely love the unique and darling manner of illustration that catches the sheltie spirit! Best from California:)

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