In memory of Mutley the Dog

Like other bloggers, I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Mutley the Dog, whose ramblings verging on the absurb never failed to amuse. He was only 46.

His devastated partner Kate left a comment one of my previous posts this morning breaking the bad news:

To all readers of Mutleythe dogsdayout

I am so terribly sorry to break this news:

Rob, the author here on blogger of mutley the dog, and my beloved partner in life died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours last Friday, the 21st of May.

I would have preferred to email readers privately. That would have been best, I know. So sorry. Simply it is this – I am heart-broken.

At some near time I will post properly, as Rob would wish – a celebration!



I never really knew you Mutley, but I could tell you had a good heart and you never failed to make me smile, and you will be missed by many. You were unique and I hope you rest in peace.

I sincerely send my sympathies to Mutley’s children and loved ones.

Tributes can be left at this memorial website set up by his ex-wife Caroline.


  1. As long muforty is in our hearts he will never be gone. Rest well and Thax for everything

  2. Ellee, you have to join the memorial site in order for the tribute to appear.

    Philipa, Sam (his son) is working on cracking the password but not having alot of luck. I expect that the blog will stay up forever and comments will continue. A few non-net people are reading.

  3. Philipa

    I hope his blog remains, perhaps if no more comments are allowed?

  4. Miss Smack, great minds 🙂

  5. Ellee, we’re working on compiling that very thing 🙂


  6. Praguetory

    Devastating news, Ellie.

    I am so glad that Robert remained anonymous. His blog was legendary and his warm kindness shone through across the political blogosphere.

  7. Newmania, I wish I had known him as well as you did. Maybe his family should compile a collection of his writings in memory of him.

  8. Newmania

    He was a sweet funny kind man he was also an exceedingly talented comic writer in the tradition of Beachcomber .

    Sad sad news

  9. What terrible news. I really am stunned.

  10. Miss Smack, that’s a wonderful testimony for Mutley. He was a character.

  11. He was a beautiful spirit, with an endless non-judgemental, kind friend to anyone that needed a hug.

    I’ll miss him to pieces.

  12. Welshcakes and Pip, he was one of life’s eccentrics. An original. I am still stunned by this.

  13. Philipa

    Ditto. Just seen the news over at Scrobs’. Thanks for the link, Ellee. Such sad news.

  14. Hi, Ellee. Yes, everyone who “knew” Mutley is stunned. The world could do with more folk like him.

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