What does someone who makes his living in the world of professional sports do when sporting events are shut down due to a pandemic? If you’re BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter, you turn to your dogs, Labs Olive and Mabel, for diversion, making short videos in which you narrate their day-to-day lives, then sharing the videos online … and watch what you thought was a mildly amusing “bit of fun” blow up the internet.

You also write a book, Olive, Mabel & Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs, which has just been released, so we wanted to learn more from the “Me,” Andrew Cotter.

Bark: How did you get into sports broadcasting? And do you narrate other events in your or your wife’s daily lives?

Andrew Cotter: I rather fell into the job of sports broadcasting, like many people just fall into their jobs. I can’t say that I had dreamed of being a sports broadcaster…

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